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Today's News

  • Carney backs bill to end corporal punishment in schools

     

    A bill has been filed in the Kentucky Legislature that would aim to end corporal punishment in schools, and it is co-sponsored by Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville.

    Carney, who chairs the House Education Committee, said that he decided to join Rep. Steve Riley, R-Glasgow, in sponsoring the bill after traveling the state and hearing from education administrators in different parts of the state.

  • School leaders deal with threats, school safety

     

    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week.

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith.

  • Church to start after school program

     

     A new after-school program is in the works that could benefit local students.

    Pastor Montel Richardson of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, located on Broadway, said the church hopes to offer the after-school program beginning next school year.

    When Richardson first arrived in Campbellsville as pastor of the church around six months ago, upon meeting with people in the church, he realized that they wanted to find a way to become more involved with children in the community.

  • Taylor basketball legend Brent Cox passes away

     

    If local basketball fans were asked to name a family most synonymous with Taylor County High School, they would quickly say the Coxes of Mannsville.

    And, thus, tonight when Cardinal fans are on their feet cheering their team on against their most hated opponent, cross-town rival Campbellsville, in the opening round of the district tournament, many of them will undoubtedly be doing so with a heavy heart as they mourn the passing of Brent Cox.

  • PREP TRACK: Cardinals, Lady Cards place second at conference

     

    The Taylor County boys’ and girls’ track programs earned runner-up finishes during last Thursday’s Heartland Athletic Conference Championship meet at Green County High School.

    The Cardinals scored 121 points, 19 behind champion Green County. The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, scored 102, which was 57 behind top finisher Green County.

    The Campbellsville girls placed third with 53 points, and the Eagle boys were fourth with 32.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles win twice; Lady Cards split two

     

    Behind the pitching of freshman Kenzi Forbis, the Campbellsville Lady Eagles picked up a pair of wins last week.

    Forbis struck out 11 in their 1-0, eight-inning win over 5th Region foe Thomas Nelson on Thursday on the heels of a seven-strikeout night in an 11-4 win over 20th District nemesis Adair County on April 10.

    Forbis was one walk and a hit away from a perfect game against the Generals.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals, Eagles take 2-of-3 from district opponents

     

    With the change to a new three-game series between 20th District members Campbellsville, Taylor County, Adair County and Marion County, getting off to a great start in district play is imperative this season.

    The Cardinals and Eagles did just that last week, taking 2-of-3 in matchups against the Knights and Indians.

    Taylor County beat Marion County, 13-3 on Thursday and 8-1 on April 10 after dropping a 5-2 decision April 9.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Orberson homer sparks Eagles past Cardinals

     

    John Orberson was sitting dead red.

    The Campbellsville freshman left fielder got the pitch he wanted, a fastball on the inner half of the plate, and he didn’t miss his opportunity.

    Orberson got just enough to clear the fence in right field for a two-run home run in the third inning that proved to be the difference in the homestanding Eagles’ 2-1 win over 20th District nemesis Taylor County Tuesday night.

  • CYCLING: Local cyclists hit the trails

     

    Melanie Puryear loves to ride her bike.

    Whether it’s on the trails at Green River Lake State Park or Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town, Puryear has developed a love for riding.

    The Campbellsville native has been riding for around eight years and recently joined a group, Two Wheel Tuesdays, that gets together once a week – weather permitting, of course.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Campbellsville's Kearney strikes out 17

     

    Ryan Kearney wanted the ball for Friday’s game against the Bardstown Tigers in the opening round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament.

    The Campbellsville junior left-hander registered a career-best 17 strikeouts as the Eagles beat the Tigers, 6-1 to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round at Fort Knox.