Today's News

  • Taylor's Gumm steps down

    Jeff Gumm took over a Taylor County boys’ basketball program that was in turmoil, losing its coach one week before the season was set to begin.

    He leaves having guided the Cardinals to a 23-win campaign and a spot in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament championship game.

    Gumm, who was named interim coach after Maze Stallworth resigned in November, officially stepped down from the position Monday afternoon. Gumm was approached by Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. and promised to coach the team for one season.

  • Lady Cards upset by Caverna in region quarterfinals

    The season came to a screeching halt for the Taylor County Lady Cardinals in the quarterfinals of the Girls’ 5th Region Tournament last week.

    Caverna, the only team in the field with a losing record and the team that lost to Taylor County by 19 points earlier in the season, closed the game with a 23-8 run to stun the Lady Cardinals, 50-46 last Wednesday at Green County.

  • Cardinals fall in 5th Region final

    The Taylor County Cardinals weren’t supposed to make it this far.

    They weren’t expected to contend for the 5th Region title after winning just five games last season and then losing their coach just a week before this season began.

    But Taylor County exceeded expectations, advancing to the championship of the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament last week at Hart County.

    The Cardinals fell to John Hardin, 62-51, in Saturday night’s championship game, ending their year with a 23-8 record.

  • Saving rural hospitals will improve quality of life

    We’re all familiar with the skyrocketing wealth inequality in the U.S. But health care is another growing area of inequality that doesn’t get talked about as much, perhaps because those most affected by the change primarily live in rural areas.

    One in 20 rural hospitals in the U.S. have closed in less than a decade, and one in five of those still open are at high risk of closing in the near future, especially if the economy takes a turn for the worse, according to a new report from Navigant Consulting.

  • Be a hero; donate lifesaving blood

    Many times it doesn’t cross our minds until a disaster strikes, but the need for donations at the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) never really diminishes. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood — something that is always in short supply at hospitals, according to the KBC, a community-based nonprofit organization that has been providing lifesaving blood products to hospitals throughout the state for more than 50 years.

  • Bills tackle fair elections, healthcare, heinous crimes

    By State Senator Max Wise (KY -16)

    Squeaky floors. No vote-counting tote boards. And nearly two-century-old decor.

    That’s what greeted Senators when they convened for the fourth week of the 153rd regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly on Tuesday inside the Old State Capitol Building. The nostalgia commemorated President’s Day, often used to observe the birthday of one of Kentucky’s greatest sons, President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th President of the United States would have been 210 this year.

  • Man arrested for multiple burglaries


    A man has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries, according to a news release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    James L. Malone, 28, of Pitman Avenue in Campbellsville was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 27, by Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.

    According to the news release, during an investigation the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office recovered a firearm that had been stolen during a recent burglarly.

  • 99-year-old Campbellsville veteran reflects on service, shoe business

    Abigail Whitehouse


    Richard McMahan sits quietly in his room at Bluegrass Way Assisted Living, looking out the window as he reflects on 99 years of life.

    “I’ve led an interesting life, I really have,” he said.

    McMahan served in two wars, owned and operated a local shoe business in Campbellsville for 23 years and has been an active member of his church congregation for most of his life.

  • Firefighters participate in multiple rescues

    Abigail Whitehouse


    Taylor County was not immune to the significant amount of rain that fell across the state over the weekend, which brought with it the closure of multiple roadways and even prompted a rescue mission by local firefighters.

    The heavy rainfall and extensive flooding across the state prompted Gov. Matt Bevin to declare a state of emergency. The executive order was issued Monday and will enable state resources to help local governments as needed, according to The Associated Press.

  • Vehicle strikes tree head-on

    Staff Report

    An 80-year-old man was transported to the hospital after losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree head-on, according to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Tom H. Smith, of Campbellsville, was traveling east on Spurlington Road at about 7:53 p.m. last Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle through a curb and struck a tree.

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.