Today's News

  • Community welcomes new high school

    Taylor County High School held their open house for the new school last Tuesday with a large crowd on hand to tour the school and check out all that it has to offer.

    Visitors were able to check out various classrooms and other portions of the school such as the cafeteria and library. They were also able to get a glimpse into the various student enterprises that Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has highly touted.

  • Bestiality bills die in legislative session

    Two bills that would have dealt with the sexual abuse of animals didn’t come to the floor of this year’s Kentucky General Assembly legislative session.

    Neither House Bill 143 nor House Bill 480, both of which would have criminalized bestiality, made it out of the Kentucky House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, and never received a committee vote there.

    Kentucky is one of nine states that do not have a ban on the sexual abuse of animals.

  • Bald is beautiful


    In its 10th year of operation in Campbellsville, St. Baldrick’s has surpassed $400,000 raised for pediatric cancer research after Saturday’s head shaving event at Powell Gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Lead organizer Donna Wise said the organization had met its goal of reaching $34,150 this year, which placed it over its 10-year goal of $400,000.

  • Bill would require some hospitals to report drug abuse

    A bill sitting on Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk at press time is designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs, and Taylor Regional Hospital would be affected by the bill.

    House Bill 314, which would tighten the reporting of toxicology screenings by Kentucky hospitals, passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives last month, and passed in the Kentucky Senate last week.

  • Fans across state ‘flip’ for Jolly


    Most people in Taylor County know him as “Jolly.” At Taylor County High School basketball games, he has become quite a sensation, known for his exceptional ability to perform backflips.

    After the Taylor County Cardinals boys’ basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Boys’ Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena in Lexington last week, Damond Jolly became known to thousands across the state of Kentucky and across the country.

  • Documentary featuring Green River to be shown March 30 at civic center


    A documentary that heavily features Green River will be shown later this month at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “Kentucky Wild Rivers: Secrets of Discovery” will be shown Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Campbellsville University professor Dr. Richie Kessler will be there to discuss the film. Admission is free.

    “There are a number of scenes in the documentary that feature the Green River, along with other beautiful wild rivers in the state,” said Kessler.

  • Campbellsville Youth Baseball inducts three


    Campbellsville Youth Baseball inducted three members into its Hall of Fame before Saturday’s season openers at Miller Park. Terry Tedder, Julie Jessie (representing her late husband, Kimble) and Marshall Wingler joined previous honorees — Lynn Kearney and the entire Kearney family in 2015 and Gary Hash and George and Ann Maynard in 2016. CYB president Gary England said the board plans to honor  many more deserving Hall of Famers in the years to come.

  • TCHS teams bounce back from district losses

    The local diamond teams dodged Tuesday’s windy and rainy weather and were scheduled for some make-up district encounters.
    TCHS baseball Cardinals
    After losing a one-run home district match-up last week, Taylor County (11-4) posted three straight baseball victories.
    The Cardinals defeated Southwestern (13-3) on the road on Monday as Griffin Hash went six innings to get the win with seventh-inning relief help from Seth King.
    Cameron Kosid knocked in two of the TCHS runs while Hall and Dawson Cole also had RBI. Kosid and Hall had doubles.

  • Lady Eagles, Lady Knights shut out district foes


  • TCHS edges CHS 2-1, but Marion claims district lead