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Today's News

  • From the Reporter's Desk: Pensions and what I want to see this session

     

    Christmas is just around the corner, and while I suppose I am too old to give Santa a Christmas wish list, I instead opted to present a wish list for what I hope to see come from the Kentucky Legislature when they convene in January for the 2019 Legislative Session. 

  • Rogers presides over final fiscal court meeting as CJE

     

    Tuesday night marked the last Fiscal Court meeting for Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, who served in that capacity for a total of 16 years.

    The meeting was originally scheduled for Dec. 11, but was pushed back to Tuesday at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Rogers was presented with a blanket commemorating some of the achievements that happened under his watch, including the county’s new fire department, improved roads across the county and several other accomplishments.

  • Expansion to bring 135 jobs locally

     

    A Campbellsville company will be expanding and relocating, adding more than 100 jobs in the process, according to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

    Bevin announced Friday that Frost-Arnett Co., an accounts-receivable management company operating in Campbellsville for nearly two decades, will create 135 full-time jobs and invest $2.84 million as it relocates to a new office within the community. 

  • Satterfield pulling offers is not good

     

    New University of Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield has only been in the Bluegrass State for a little over a week now, and he’s already made a few enemies within the coaching ranks.

    Satterfield, who was hired to take over for the fired Bobby Petrino, pulled the scholarship offers of four players recruited by Petrino.

    Two players area fans got to see this season, LaRue County standout Anthony Adkins and Franklin-Simpson guard Jack Randolph, were among the four athletes Satterfield pulled offers from earlier this week.

  • Cards run winning streak to seven

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals ran their season-opening winning streak to seven by picking up three wins in the last week.

    Taylor County earned wins over Caverna Monday, Spencer County Saturday and Hart County last Thursday in the Kentucky 2-A Championship tournament sectionals.

    The Cardinals blew out Caverna, 82-39; held off Spencer County, 72-66 in the Clem Haskins Classic and topped Hart County, 69-64 in the 2-A sectionals.

    No statistics were available from the game against Caverna.

  • Lady Eagles top Adair County

     

    Abi Wiedewitsch found herself in the right spot at the right time Tuesday night.

    The Campbellsville sophomore guard grabbed a rebound in the waning seconds against Adair County and, instead of deferring to a teammate, made a layup as time expired to lift the Lady Eagles to a 39-37 win in a 20th District game at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • Coaches, player going for national championship

     

    Three area football coaches and one local player are heading to Naples, Florida, this weekend to help Team Kentucky compete for a national championship in the Football University National Championship tournament.

    Campbellsville assistants Bronson Gowdy and Will Griffin, Taylor County assistant Mark Payne and Taylor County Middle School eighth-grader Clay Corbin will be traveling with Team Kentucky, which faces Team Georgia in the national quarterfinals at 8 p.m. Monday at Gulf Coast High School.

  • Parks twins sign with UK

     

    When their college recruiting started, Taylor County senior golfers Cooper and Tanner Parks were headed down different paths.

    Cooper was getting interest from Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, while Tanner was being courted by Morehead State and Murray State.

  • The latest controversy... or lack thereof

     

    All the rage lately has been about the song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” since a radio station in Ohio decided to remove the song from its Christmas playlist, citing customer complaints that the song promotes date rape and in particular some concerns about the lyric “what’s in this drink?” 

    Personally, I’m not sure what the song’s intent was, and let’s face it, we will never really know for certain. The writer, Frank Loesser, passed away in 1969, so really all we have is speculation. 

  • Raikes sworn in as new Taylor County School Board member

     

    The Taylor County Board of Education swore in a new board member at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday. 

    Tommy “T.J.” Raikes won an uncontested race for the board’s 4th District seat in November, the seat that has been most recently occupied by Jan Burkhead, who chose not to seek election to the seat after being appointed by the office of the Kentucky Commissioner of Education last year. Monday was the last board meeting for Burkhead.