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Today's News

  • Cards make it seven straight

    Taylor County won its fifth game in an eight-day stretch and notched their seventh straight win with triumphs over Christian County on Saturday, Green County on Monday and at Nelson County on Tuesday.

    Coach Troy Young's Cardinals (20-6) edged Christian County 71-70 in a make-up game on Saturday as Chris Thomas knocked a loose rebound to Michael Coulter for a 10-foot baseline, game-winning jumper.

    Leonard Macon had 14 of his team-high 21 points in the third quarter as Taylor County overcame six- and seven-point deficits.

  • Facebook keeps us in touch

    My cell phone rang just after 7 Sunday evening. By habit, I glanced at the screen, but I didn't recognize the number.

    "Hello?"

    The voice on the phone was one I hadn't heard in nine years. It belonged to a high school friend with whom I had lost touch. For the next hour, we caught up with one another's lives. We hung up with a promise to not lose touch again.

    How did she find me?

    Facebook.

  • No power not as bad as we thought

    I'm spoiled, I'll admit it. I like a hot shower, clean clothes, fresh coffee, warm food, lights, heat, television, Internet and phone service. And I don't like doing without those things.

    But I don't imagine I'm the only person like that. Especially lately.

    With last week's ice storm, our family had to do without. But we weren't the only ones, and many were - and still are - in worse shape.

  • Lady Cards divide close encounters

    Taylor County split a pair of close tilts as the Lady Cardinals concluded regular-season play with a 13-12 worksheet.

    Coach Jenny Jessie's club used a 19-9 fourth quarter to come from behind to best Spencer County 48-43 in the Duke's Sporting Goods/Chick-fil-A Valentine's Day Classic at John Hardin on Saturday morning.

    MeLeigha Pollock paced the Lady Cardinals with 18 points while Mercedes Cox and Hope Wigginton added nine and eight, respectively.

    Taylor County dropped its home finale 46-44 to Hart County on Tuesday.

  • Tigers pummel OSU-Mansfield 100-51

    Campbellsville University's men's basketball team put a halt to its nine-game losing skid by demolishing Ohio State University-Mansfield 100-51 on Saturday night in the Powell Athletic Center.

    Coach Keith Adkins was able to play his substitutes extra minutes in the blow-out triumph with Jonas Bohm and DeMario Thomas totaling 19 points apiece. Bohm also had a game-high nine rebounds and Thomas handed out three assists.

    Hristo Petkov continued his steady play with 15 points while Terrill Holley also added 12 points and eight rebounds.

  • Blood drive is Feb. 20

    With cold and flu season at its peak, and bad weather affecting some parts of the country, the American Red Cross needs healthy and eligible donors to donate blood regularly - especially during the winter months.

    "Anyone, even a member of your own family, could need blood," Dr. Yenshen Hsueh, CEO of the American Red Cross River Valley Region, said. "In fact, every two seconds someone in the United States will need blood."

  • Eagles down Washington, Green at home

    Campbellsville High School closed out regular-season play with a pair of home wins on Saturday over Washington County and on Tuesday vs. Green County.

    The Eagles raced out to a 20-5 first-quarter advantage en route to a 61-30 romp over Washington County as Bryton Taylor had 21 points and Thomas Downs 18 rebounds.

    CHS led Green County by 24 points (47-23) in the second half and held off the Clint Henderson-less (out with an injured foot) Dragons 67-57.

  • Work on downtown streetscape begins next week

    After two years of public discussions and planning, the first of two phases of a project to redesign a portion of downtown Campbellsville is set to begin next week.

    Construction on the streetscape portion of the project should start next week, according to Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator.

    During the first phase, Bowling Green-based contractors Scott and Murphy will remove existing sidewalks along Columbia Avenue between Main Street and Broadway and install new handicap accessible sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and trees.

  • Judicial center may not open till July

    Construction of Taylor County's new judicial center has fallen behind schedule and the building may not be open until July.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that workers have lost 88 construction days because of bad weather.

    He said the building will now be completed around June 1. Judicial center staff may be able to begin using the building around July 4.

    Construction of the judicial center began in August 2007. The three-story building will encompass 53,000 square feet.

  • Lady Eagles whip Washington

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles were going for their sixth win in seven outings, but Caverna posted its first win in 21 outings this season with a 40-36 triumph in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Eagles won their eighth game on Saturday with a 47-35 home victory vs. Washington County.

    Tiffany Slone led coach Cameron Jackson's squad with 15 points while Poo Railey had 12 for the Commanderettes.

    Caverna entered Tuesday's game with 20 straight losses this season and 23 setbacks over the last two campaigns.