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Today's News

  • Show me the money!

    It's an easy decision, she says, if it can help a child suffering from cancer.

    Campbellsville University Head Volleyball Coach Amy Eckenfels will shave her head in Louisville next month to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    And many others in the Taylor County community will also shed their locks to raise money for children's cancer research.

    Eckenfels, who currently has long hair, said she has always wanted to participate since her father has been involved with a St. Baldrick's team in Louisville for about six years.

  • CU completes season regular-season hoop sweep over Lindsey Wilson

    The last nine years have been rough in the Highway 55 rivalry for Campbellsville University, but the eighth-ranked Tigers started the new decade off strong Thursday, downing the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders 66-61 in front of a packed Powell Athletic Center crowd.

    The win completed the first men’s and women’s basketball regular-season sweep in the rivalry for CU since 2001.

  • Holmes off to fast start on his PGA season

    The birth certificate reads April 26, 1982, meaning he was born in the spring. But much of his golf success has occurred during the winter months.

    John “J.B.” Holmes added another winter accolade to his resume on Sunday by finishing in a second-place tie with David Duval at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.

  • Eagles, Lady Cards and TCHS Cardinals triumph as regular season concludes

    Regular-season play concluded on Friday in high school basketball, and Campbellsville’s boys’ and Taylor County’s girls’ and boys’ teams chalked up triumphs on either Thursday or Friday.

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    Campbellsville hit 19 second-half free throws to win a physically-played game 49-41 over visiting Nelson County on Friday night.

    The Eagles, who finish regular-season play with a 22-4 record (just like North Hardin) were led by the back-court duo of Matthew Davis and Bryton Taylor with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

  • Ladies Night Out event is Feb. 18

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Ladies Night Out event Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Campbellsville University in the Student Activities Center.

    The theme is "fairy tales" or "bedtime stories."

    Tables of eight are $15 per person. Participants should decorate their table according to their chosen "fairy tale."

    "Fairy tales" must be called in to prevent duplicates.

  • TRH to present bloodborne pathogens course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8 to 9 a.m.

    The American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to provide essential yet simple information to help protect people in their work setting.

    The course is also designed to encourage those who attend to actively participate as a way of practicing what they are learning.

  • Texas artist writes essay about Campbellsville

    A woman with local ties has written an essay about her visits to Campbellsville as a child.

    An artist, Jane Felts Mauldin of New Braunfels, Texas, is also a niece of the late Fuller Harding and the granddaughter of Professor Homer Felts who taught at Campbellsville College.

    The essay recounts Mauldin and her family’s return visits to Campbellsville in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Searching for history

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield wants to honor the past. But to do that, he needs some help.

    Benningfield wants to create a display at the Taylor County Detention Center honoring the county's past jailers.

    He says the idea came to him from his travels to various courthouses, including the Taylor County Courthouse.

    "I'd seen them in other courthouses," he said. "And I want to do something like that here."

  • CU men maintain MSC lead

    In a league where coaches are happy with their next one-game winning streak, eighth-ranked Campbellsville University has put together an improbable four-game streak against some of the league’s best to hold down first place in the Mid-South Conference with an 8-2 (20-6) record.

    The latest victim is the University of Rio Grande, which the Tigers dispatched 77-57 Saturday evening in Ohio. It was the seventh win in the Tigers’ last eight games, a 56-53 blemish to St. Catharine being the only loss in the Tigers’ last five conference games.

  • More snow pushes schools back again

    Snowfall Sunday night kept local students out of school yet again.

    Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County Schools called off classes on Monday and Tuesday. Campbellsville students returned to class Wednesday, while Taylor County Schools remained closed.

    Taylor students have missed 13 days - 11 due to snow and two because of a flu outbreak.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said Taylor County students' last day is now Monday, June 7.

    "That is with us making up two of the missed days on Good Friday and Memorial Day."