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Today's News

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Taylor falls in region quarters

     

    For the second time this season against the Green County Dragons, the Taylor County Lady Cardinals dug themselves a big hole.

    And for the second time this year, the Lady Cards nearly climbed all the way back.

    They just ran out of time Monday afternoon at Marion County.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals fall in district semis

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals entered the 20th District Baseball Tournament as one of the top teams in the 5th Region, going a region-best 23-7 during the regular season.

    But in the one-and-done nature of the postseason, anything can happen.

    Top-seeded Taylor County found that out the hard way in Monday’s semifinal against Adair County as junior left-hander Layndon Carter struck out 11 hitters to lead the No. 4 seed Indians to a 4-0 victory at Campbellsville High School.

  • PREP TENNIS: Duos fall in first round at state

     

    It was a short stay in the KHSAA State Tennis Championships for the two area boys’ doubles teams that qualified.

    Campbellsville seniors Cody Davis and Cass Kidwell and the Taylor County junior tandem of Cooper Parks and Tyler Perkins each lost in the first round last Thursday at the Top Seed Tennis Center in Nicholasville.

  • 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.

  • Sports Calendar

     

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