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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles look to avenge 2017 season

     

     

    There they were, on the cusp of making history.

    Just three outs separated the Campbellsville softball team from punching its ticket for a berth in the 5th Region tournament for the first time since 2008.

    The Lady Eagles led Taylor County by two runs in the 2017 20th District opener, and the mood in the dugout was a happy one.

    But, fate stepped in and the Lady Cardinals scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to pick up a 6-5 victory.

  • Cards look strong as season approaches

     

     

    With a strong nucleus of players returning from a team that finished with a 23-10 record a year ago, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Taylor County baseball team as it prepares for Monday’s season opener at Nelson County.

    Coaches in the 20th District have altered their schedules in a way that will affect the seeding process, giving Cardinal coach Jeff Gumm even more hope that his team can contend for a district championship they last won in 2016.

  • Threat made against Taylor County High School

     

    A threat against Taylor County High School was discovered Thursday morning, making this the fourth-known threat against local schools since last Friday. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that TCHS was on lock down for a period of time Thursday morning after someone in the school discovered the words "TC is next" written on a bathroom wall. 

  • Eagles top Cards, fall to Adair in district title game

     

    The momentum inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium was changing hands, and everyone in the standing-room-only crowd knew it.

    Campbellsville sophomore guard Malachi Corley hit an off-balance layup while getting fouled, then made the free throw to put the Eagles ahead to stay in their 58-50 win over archrival Taylor County on Feb. 22.

    Campbellsville secured a spot in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time since 2010 by knocking out their crosstown nemesis and three-time defending region champions, the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • Lady Eagles are 20th District champs

     

    The Marion County Lady Knights wanted to keep Nena Barnett and Kiyah Barnett away from the ball as much as possible, trying to limit the Campbellsville senior duo’s scoring chances Friday night.

    That just left things wide open for one of the Lady Eagles’ youngest and smallest players to step up and help deliver their first district title in 16 years.

    Eighth-grade guard Bri Gowdy scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Campbellsville beat Marion County 51-41 in the 20th District Tournament final at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • Second threatening note found at Campbellsville High School

     

    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. 

  • Marineau named interim chamber director

     

    There will be a new, but familiar, face leading the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    Suzanne Grubesic, who took over the position last spring, announced at this month’s Chamber luncheon that she is stepping down from the position. Grubesic announced that the interim chamber director will be Niki Marineau.

    She said Marineau would be an excellent fit to continue the positive momentum that the Chamber has built over the last several months, with several new businesses joining and a lot of enthusiasm from Chamber members.

  • Youth learn, share message of peace

     

    Around the country, people are observing the month of February as Black History Month, and Campbellsville’s First Baptist Church is no exception.

    The church has already had a couple of programs the first two Sundays of this month, aimed at celebrating the accomplishments of historical figures and educating children and others about the past, present, and future.

    Sheila Taylor and other members of First Baptist Church have been working with children in the church to conduct performances aimed at observing Black History Month.

  • Taylor County Civic Club celebrates Black History Month

     

    It was a time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future.

    A large crowd, in some cases several generations of the same family, was on hand at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville on Sunday for the Taylor County Civic Club’s 28th annual Black History Month celebration.

    They stood and sang negro hymns and the church echoed with ‘amens’ as one speaker after another recalled the history of African-Americans, reminding the crowd that “God has brought us a long way, but we have a long way to go.”

  • Cards split pair with Casey, Henry Clay

     

    TreVon Smith scored 37 points, including 17 in the opening period, as Taylor County snapped a nine-game losing streak with an easy 71-47 win over Casey County last Thursday.

    Smith’s opening period output was 11 more points than the Rebels scored in that eight minutes as a team.

    Taylor County (5-21) hit 55 percent of its two-point field goal tries in the win.

    The win was the Cardinals’ first since a 56-45 win over Moore on January 23, a game in which Smith scored 31 points.