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Today's News

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Feb. 3
    UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL — Rio Grande at Campbellsville (8:00).
    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Rio Grande at Campbellsville (6:00).
    Friday, Feb. 4
    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (6:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (7:30).
    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (8:00) and Taylor County at Marion County (6:00).
    Saturday, Feb. 5

  • Learn from the past to change the future

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

    — From Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning”

    If you’re not a regular subscriber, you may have missed the beginning of our annual four-part series in honor of Black History Month.

  • Taylor tops LaRue by 30

    Taylor County tallied 14 straight points in the first quarter and never looked back in blasting the visiting LaRue County Hawks 79-49 on Friday night.

    Chase Cox's 11 first-half points and eight more by Lloyd Stotts enabled the Cardinals to build a 39-16 half-time cushion.

    Tyler Hornback had nine for LaRue County in the first two frames, but the Hawks could get no closer than 19 in the second half.

  • Tigers see 10-point, second-half lead evaporate

    Campbellsville University led 41-31 early in the second half, but could not overcome an 18-2 Pikeville run and fell to the visiting Bears 77-69 on Thursday night.

    The Tigers (7-16) used 14 points from senior Zach Allender to build a 37-31 half-time cushion and led 41-31 after Troy Harris' three and Hristo Petkov's free throw at 17:56.

    However, the Bears reeled off 11 straight points and 18 of the next 20 and Campbellsville could manage only two ties the rest of the way.

  • Winds leaves some without power

    Mark Perkins was working in his garage Wednesday night when he heard a loud noise.

    "I was out in the garage and I just heard a roaring noise," Perkins said. "It was part of my roof hitting the garage."

    Perkins ran toward his home to check on his wife, Sandy. He met her halfway. She was running outside to check on him.

    No one was injured, Perkins said, and the damage didn't force them to leave their Slate Creek Road home.

  • This is not the stimulus bill that America needs

    For several months I’ve heard from many Kentuckians who have told me how this economic crisis has hurt them and their families. Too many people are out of work. And too many are worried about paying for health care, education or the mortgage.

  • Man charged with sex crime in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on sex abuse charges in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Lary J. Taylor, 37, of 110 Camelback Drive was indicted on four counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the indictment, Taylor is accused of having sexual contact with a female who was younger than age 12 in 2002 and continuing through 2005 and with the same girl on three occasions between 2005 and 2008.

  • No government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’ when it comes to expansion of gambling

    On Lincoln’s birthday, when we remember his heroic words at the Gettysburg battlefield, that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth, the members of the Kentucky House of Representatives serving on the House Licensing and Occupations Committee are acting in direct contradiction to those great words.

  • Lady Cards come back to down LaRue 43-39

    LaRue County jumped out a 9-0 lead, but Taylor County's Lady Cardinals fought back to a 16-16 half-time tie and downed the Lady Hawks 43-39 on Friday night.

    LaRue County got six first-frame points from Lyndsey Whitlock, a three from Nancy Howell and three points from Shana Zajdel to lead 12-5, but the Lady Cardinals (12-11) used six second-period points from Elizabeth Thomas to knot the score at the intermission.

    The lead changed hands five times in the third quarter with Hope Wigginton's left-wing trey, giving Taylor County the lead for good at 26-24.

  • TCHS tabs McQueary for Fifth Region Hall of Fame

    Taylor County High School honored former girls' basketball coach Rollin McQueary as its latest selection to the Fifth Region Athletics' Director Hall of Fame.

    McQueary, who was honored before Friday night's Taylor County-LaRue County doubleheader is the school's all-time winningest girls' coach with 281 wins. He also guided the Lady Cardinals to their only Fifth Region championship in 1977 and a berth in the state tournament.

    McQueary, who is retired from teaching and coaching, is currently a Fifth Region basketball official.