Today's News

  • PREP TRACK: Taylor's Mosley wins state title

    Ciara Mosley was on her way home Saturday when a teammate texted her.

    The Taylor County sophomore left the University of Kentucky’s track complex after competing in the shot put during the Class 2-A KHSAA State Track and Field Championships.

    Her teammate texted Mosley to let her know she had just won a state championship.

    Mosley won with a throw of 37 feet, 8 inches – edging Mercer County sophomore Zoe Yeast by 2.25 inches to win the title.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cards fall to Marion in 20th District final


    Marion County sophomore Haley Mattingly threw a complete game two-hit shutout as the Lady Knights beat Taylor County, 3-0 in Thursday’s 20th District Softball Tournament championship game.

    The Lady Cardinals (19-12) never could get on track against Mattingly, getting a double from sophomore Autumn Henderson and a single from junior Mariah Cox.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles win district title


    The Campbellsville Eagles steam rolled their way to the 20th District Baseball Tournament championship last Thursday night.

    Freshman John Orberson led the way, going 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored, while junior Ryan Kearney was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs as Campbellsville blitzed Adair County, 16-4 in five innings.

    The Eagles (18-16) won their first district title since 2013, when they beat rival Taylor County for the championship.

  • Higdon named new superintendent of Taylor County Schools


    The Taylor County School District has a new superintendent, but he is no stranger to those in and around the school system.

    Charles Higdon, Jr. was selected by the Taylor County Board of Education to be the district’s leader for at least the next four years. Higdon was approved by a unanimous vote of the board at a special-called meeting Saturday morning with a standing-room-only audience in attendance at the board’s central office providing a standing ovation.  

  • A shot in the arm for hepatitis A

    When I volunteer to get a shot, you know it’s serious. That’s the case with the health crisis of hepatitis A in Kentucky right now. It is a very serious problem, and one I believe should be met head on with the vaccine for the threatening illness.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A is a very contagious liver infection that can be contracted by being exposed to contaminated food, or from someone who is infected with the disease. The best prevention is simply washing your hands.

  • Young, Allen to meet for mayor in fall


    The votes have been counted from Tuesday’s primary election, and the November general election ballot is officially set after 35 percent of voters went to the polls.

    In the nonpartisan race for mayor of Campbellsville, the top two voter getters who will advance to the fall race are incumbent Tony Young and Brenda Allen. Young has served two terms and is seeking his third against Allen, who also has two terms under her belt.

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  • Taylor County School District set to announce new superintendent hire tomorrow


    The Taylor County School District will have a new superintendent by Saturday morning. 

    The Board of Education has called a special-called meeting for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The only business item on the agenda is "approval of new superintendent hire and contract." 

  • Campbellsville School District discusses 2018-2019 tentative budget


    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the 2018-2019 tentative budget to the CIS Board of Education at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Kidwell said the budget is tentative right now as they await more information from the state before finalizing it. He said the district will have a projected carry forward balance of $1,960,000, a little lower than usual, but that was due to several large projects this year.

  • Do you know where to vote?


    The primary election is just five days away, taking place on Tuesday, May 22.

    Polls will be open for voters to cast their ballots from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. With tightly contested races for mayor of Campbellsville, magistrate seats on the fiscal court, district judge, and circuit court clerk among others, local residents will have plenty of options on Election Day.

    For those who are unsure of where they must go to vote, we have provided a list of Election Day polling places below, courtesy of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office.