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Today's News

  • Offense to carry Lady Cardinals

     

    The Taylor County Lady Cardinals might be relying more on their offense than the defense to carry the load this season under coach Brian Meier.

    Taylor County lost three defenders to graduation – Megan Canada, Autumn Evans and Sara Grimsley – and Meier hopes the offense will be able to carry the team until the defense finds its footing.

    “Their speed and experience will be hard to replace,” Meier said.

  • Cardinals aiming for another district title

    The Taylor County Cardinals are starting over with a new coach, but Josh Goode is ready to get things going for the defending 18th District Soccer Tournament champions.

    To keep their perch, they’ll have to replace a ton of production from last season.

    Of the Cardinals’ 109 goals scored last season, 96 came from players who aren’t returning in 2018. And of their 69 assists, 52 came from departed players. Will Miller, a 2018 graduate, accounted for 72 goals and 13 assists as Taylor County went 13-5-1 in 2017.

  • High school golf teams prep for season

    Two tournaments into the high school golf season, and the Taylor County Cardinals are off to a rip-roaring start.

    The Cardinals picked up a pair of wins last weekend, taking home titles in their own Big Daddy Cardinal Classic on Saturday and dominating the field for a 16-stroke victory in Friday’s Lexington Lafayette Five Star General Invitational.

    Taylor County finished third in the state tournament last season and is looking for even better results in 2018 with a wealth of talent back.

  • Cardinals' Coyle wins Cardinal Classic

     

    Luke Coyle had to sweat it out a little bit Saturday afternoon, having let a few birdie putts slip away on the back nine during the Big Daddy Cardinal Classic at Campbellsville Country Club.

    But the Taylor County eighth grader had just enough to finish off his first high school victory.

    Coyle shot a 2-under 70, holding off Louisville St. Xavier’s Andrew Sullivan by one shot to win the individual title.

  • Taylor County's Cooper Parks is at home on the golf course

     

    Cooper Parks didn’t know what to think when his dad, Scott, bought a set of golf clubs for him and his twin brother, Tanner, for Christmas one year.

    For six months, those clubs sat, unused, in the den of the Parks’ home until dad told his sons he was going to sell them. Cooper and Tanner were indifferent to what their father was about to do, unsure if they even wanted to give the sport a try.

  • Political season has arrived!

     

    If you haven’t taken a drive around town lately, it is clear to see that political season locally is in full swing. 

    Campaign signs are popping up everywhere it seems, and some are still left over from the May primary. It seems that, locally at least, political season really heats up beginning with the Fourth of July celebration, as candidates for local offices march in the parade or have booths set up. 

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church volunteers at Grace Centers of Hope

     

    Campbellsville Baptist Church traveled to Pontiac, Michigan from June 23 – 29, to volunteer with Grace Centers of Hope (GCH), one of the leading faith-based organizations in southeast Michigan. GCH is daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty, abuse and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope provides transitional and emergency shelter to 150-200 men, women and children, in addition to serving more than 100,000 meals each year. 

  • CU bass fishing team places second in national event

     

    Campbellsville University’s Bradley Dunagan and Nick Ratliff caught the biggest bag of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship and finished runner-up on Lake Tenkiller this past weekend.

  • Fall sports are back

     

    Summer can be a pretty boring time if you, like me, make your living covering high school sports.

    I’ve been doing this job for almost 15 years now, and I’ve never liked the summer break because of all the down time that comes with it. Yeah, that down time allows me to recharge my batteries – but not having much to do in the summer months can be a drag at times.

  • Three hired at CHS

     

    Campbellsville High School hired three new coaches last week.

    The school tabbed Zach Durham to take over the softball program, Blake Milby as the new golf coach, and Chris Kidwell as its first archery coach.

    Durham takes over the Lady Eagles following the resignation of Weston Jones, who stepped down following the season. Campbellsville went 12-15 this past season, falling to Taylor County in the 20th District Softball Tournament semifinals.