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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles drop two in Queen City Classic

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles lost its first two games in the Queen City Classic over the weekend in Somerset.

    The Lady Eagles fell to the host Lady Jumpers 55-32 on Saturday and were defeated by Estill County 53-41 on Sunday despite holding a 30-29 lead on Destiny Wilson's three free throws at 5:06 of the third quarter.

    Bronte Karr had 11 points while Danielle Morris and Amber Gamboa had eight apiece.

  • Cards come back to knock off Fairdale

    Taylor County overcame an 18-point half-time deficit and pinned a 56-50 loss on host Fairdale in the first game of the 28th Annual Canfield Development King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic on Thursday afternoon.

    The Cardinals (4-1) rode the back of senior Chase Cox, who recorded his second consecutive 35-point game a six-day period in Jefferson County.

    “In the second half, the 1-2-2 (zone defense) got us back in it,” offered TCHS coach Troy Young, “and you look better when you make shots.

  • Neighborhood hosts annual Christmas decorating contest

    Forest Hills Homeowners Association hosted its annual Christmas decorating contest on Saturday evening, Dec. 13.

     

    The homes, which were judged by individuals from out of town, were scored in seven categories. The winners follow.

     

    Best Overall — Kenny and Misty Roller, 335 Cambridge Way, winner; and Scott and Jenny Jessie, 121 Cambridge Way, first runner-up.

     

  • Man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a teenage girl and will spend 77 days in jail for his crimes.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 21, of 200 Campground Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Kelly was indicted earlier this year on 10 counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. On Tuesday, the charges were amended to sexual misconduct.

  • Two more charged in crime ring

    A Taylor Circuit Court judge has unsealed two more of the indictments against eight people charged with operating a crime ring.

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

    Indicted were Andre Gurley, 24, and Amy Watson, 20, both of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

    Gurley and Watson were each charged with being part of a criminal syndicate from July 1 to Aug. 28, which, according to the indictment, was formed to distribute controlled substances.

  • Schools begin searching

    Taylor County Schools has started its search for a new superintendent, while Campbellsville Independent will begin discussions at its next regular meeting.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, Taylor County Board members unanimously agreed to contract with the Kentucky School Board Association at a cost of $8,500 to help with their search to replace Gary Seaborne, who will retire at the end of the year after 27 years as superintendent.

    Meanwhile, Campbellsville Independent’s School Board plans to meet with KSBA representatives at its regular meeting on Jan. 12.

  • Whooping cough cases rise

    State health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a pertussis, or whooping cough, booster vaccine due to an increase in the highly contagious disease.

    Older children and teens especially should get the booster vaccine, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials announced last week.

  • Holiday need is up

    Requests to the Holiday Helpline are up 40 percent, rising from 342 last year to 488 this year.

    "It's up considerably," said Connie Wooley, who helps organize the program.

    In all, Wooley said 1,465 people will be served through the Helpline this year.

    The Helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas and is a joint effort by agencies in the community to coordinate holiday giving so those in need receive help and all needs are met.

  • Holiday 'Moosical'

    Martin just wants to fly. So what if he's a moose and moose can't fly. Digging his hooves into the ground, Martin lowers his head and sprints across the Hamilton Auditorium stage. Intending to soar into the air, Martin crashes instead.

    That's the story behind Campbellsville Elementary School's "Holiday Moosical," performed last week.

  • Cover your eyes, ears if you don't want to see, hear this

    The warning has been posted, so if you don't want to read or hear about my opinions on a couple of touchy subjects, put down the paper now or turn to another page or section.

    * Not known for keeping my mouth shut on what I believe, I'll start my soapbox speech with the M word.

    With last week's retirements of both local superintendents, can't we at least talk about possibly merging the schools?

    I'm not saying next week, next month or even next year, but wouldn't it be academically, financially and athletically advantageous to do so?