Today's News

  • Taylor's Cooper Parks plays in national junior event

    Taylor County senior golfer Cooper Parks got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime tournament last weekend.

    On Aug. 28, Ryan Flanagan, a regional director with the American Junior Golf Association, called Scott Parks to see if his son was interested in playing in the Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    One competitor withdrew from the 75-player field, and Scott was told Cooper was next on the list. Father and son drove to Florida the next day, and Cooper played Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Eagles cruise past Cards


    For the past year, Malachi Corley heard all the talk around town about how the Taylor County Cardinals beat his Campbellsville Eagles in 2017.

    And in the run up to Friday’s game at Dave Fryrear Field, the Campbellsville junior heard even more chatter about how the Eagles weren’t going to win on their home field.

  • Renaming the bowl the right call

    It’s been nearly eight months since one of Larry Smith’s longtime friends, former Central Kentucky News-Journal sports editor Bobby Brockman, passed away.

    Smith, the general manager of the Big Dawg radio station in Campbellsville, was thinking of a way to honor the legacy of Brockman, who passed away Jan. 7.

  • Win or lose, it's just one game for both teams


    Jason Foley kept looking over his shoulder, trying to catch a glance of the scoreboard behind him.

    Time must have been ticking by a little too fast for Taylor County’s football coach.

    7:04 … 7:03 … 7:02 … 7:01 … 7:00. A look of concern came across Foley’s face. He knew the Cardinals were short on time.

    One more glance behind him, this time at the score. It read Campbellsville 40, Taylor County 14.

  • Hepatitis A confirmed in Taylor Co. restaurant employee; Health dept. says minimal risk for diners

    A case of Hepatitis A has been discovered in a former worker at a popular local restaurant in Campbellsville. 

    Officials from the Taylor County Health Department and Lake Cumberland District Health Department have determined that a former food prep worker at Druther's Restaurant in Campbellsville has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The individual no longer works at Druther's. Health officials stated that the risk to those who have consumed food at the restaurant is minimal, but they may consider getting vaccinated.

  • Knight sisters leading the way for Lady Cards


    Lindsey Knight was mad.

    Her older sister, Taylor County senior forward Kenzie Knight, had just run around her and the Casey County defender marking her, caught up to the ball and then fired and scored.

    Lindsey, a sophomore forward, thought the ball was hers for the taking before big sis swooped in.

  • Eagles fall to Casey in shootout


    Turnovers doomed Campbellsville Friday night.

    The Eagles turned the ball over four times, including a few in critical situations, as visiting Casey County rallied for a 50-40 victory at Dave Fryrear Field.

  • Taylor moves to 2-0


    Taylor County wasted little time in moving to 2-0 on the young season, building a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and cruising to a 47-6 victory over rival Adair County Friday night.

    The Cardinals held Adair County to 75 yards of total offense, the second straight outing in which they’ve held an opponent under 100 yards. Hart County gained 80 yards in the season opener in the Forcht Bank Bowl.

  • Cross country teams ready for season

    With the regular season starting Monday, cross country season is the last of the fall sports to get started.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County both start their seasons today in the all-comers meet at Green County.

    Here’s a brief look at both teams:


    Taylor County

  • Montgomery says she's no longer a thorn in coach's side


    For the first three years of her high school career, Taylor County volleyball coach Stephen Zink estimates he’s had Taegan Montgomery in his office 20 to 30 times.

    It wasn’t for anything Montgomery had done wrong, but one thing Zink questioned was her attitude. It wasn’t always the best.