Today's News

  • Taylor Schools see positive results from state assessment


    The Kentucky Department of Education released its state assessment results for Kentucky schools last week, and the Taylor County School District fared well, according to the results.

    Most notably, Taylor County Elementary/Intermediate exceeded the state average in percentage of students scoring proficient/distinguished in reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

    This year, the assessment results look significantly different as the state transitions its accountability and assessment methods.

  • City moves 911 issue to fiscal court for review


    The Campbellsville City Council voted to ask the Taylor County Fiscal Court to look into an interlocal agreement with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Monday’s regular scheduled meeting at the Civic Center.

    The agreement is an amendment to the Central Kentucky 911 Network, which mutually serves LFUCG and the participants.

    Wes Dillon, the city’s 911 Center director, told the council there are about 20 participants in the network, which helps route 911 calls to the right locations across central Kentucky.

  • Coroner talks about county's overdose problem


    Drug overdoses do not discriminate, and they are on the rise in Taylor County, around the state, and across the nation.

    That was a portion of the message Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook gave to local healthcare professionals during a meeting of the Alliance for a Better Community at the Taylor County Extension Office last week.

  • Health officials focusing on the flu


    More than 300 people died from influenza in Kentucky last year, and health officials in Kentucky are looking to curb that trend. 

    The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association are partnering together for the “Focus on Flu” campaign, along with local health departments, aimed at increasing the number of Kentucky residents who will receive a flu vaccine this year and raising awareness of the importance of flu vaccines. 

  • A Night for Mattie
  • Campbellsville tops Fort Knox

    Campbellsville football coach Dale Estes loves the progress he’s seen from Blasé Wheatley in the first few weeks of the season, but the sophomore wideout took things to a new level Friday night.

    Wheatley caught four passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, helping Campbellsville rout host Fort Knox, 42-0 in the Class 1-A, District 2 opener for both teams at McAdams Field.

  • Cardinals rout West Jessamine

    Balance was the name of the game Friday night for Taylor County, which showed it’s not a one-dimensional team in a rout of homestanding Class 4-A, District 5 foe West Jessamine.

    The Cardinals piled up 290 rushing yards and 214 passing yards in their 46-0 win in Nicholasville.

  • Lady Cards' Westbrook qualifies for state


    Addie Westbrook couldn’t let one bad shot dictate the rest of her round.

    If the Taylor County junior hoped to make it to the state tournament, Westbrook had to move quickly from the out-of-bounds shot on the sixth hole.

    She did that, rebounding well to post a 5-over-par 77 to earn runner-up honors in Monday’s Girls’ 4th Region Golf Tournament at Hidden Hills Country Club in Tompkinsville.

  • Fantastic Five: Cards win region again

    One streak ended Tuesday, but both local golf teams kept intact their streaks of qualifying for the state golf tournament.

    Taylor County senior Cooper Parks just missed out on his fourth straight Boys’ 4th Region Golf Tournament championship, but his Cardinals, as well as the Campbellsville Eagles, are headed to next week’s state championship.

  • Number of reported Hepatitis A cases in Taylor County rises to 29


    A new report from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services states that 29 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Taylor County from Aug. 1, 2017 through Sept. 8, 2018. 

    However, only two of those cases have been confirmed, according to the CHFS report. The report states that 22 of those cases are probable and five are suspected. 

    The biggest jump in reported cases came between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, according to the report.