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Today's News

  • Officials say fireworks best handled by ‘professionals’

    With the Fourth of July upon us, it’s important to handle fireworks safely or, according to some experts, not at all.

    Since last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have decided on a new strategy to prevent the emergency room visits and accidental fires that have come to define the Fourth in the eyes of first responders and nurses over the years: leave the light shows to the professionals.

  • Book of local history now available

    The first thing that pops off the page when flipping through “Campbellsville Taylor County, A History” is the vibrant color. 

    Seemingly every page has a photo or illustration or map that instantly catches the eye. One striking example of this is a foldout map of Campbellsville’s Main Street from the 1880s.

  • Shaw Field damaged in storm

    The grandstand and backstop area surrounding Taylor County High School’s Shaw Field suffered immense damage during last Wednesday’s storms that moved through Campbellsville.

    Both sets of aluminum bleachers were lifted and thrown into foul territory on both sides of the field, a smaller set of aluminum bleachers that sat near the visitor’s dugout was lifted into foul territory down the right-field line, the grandstands were both hit hard and the press box and concession stand had its roof blown off the top.

  • Get Fit: Campbellsville Boxing University

    Tucked away on South Central Avenue just across the road from South Campbellsville Baptist Church sits Campbellsville’s only fully sanctioned boxing gym, Campbellsville Boxing University.

    It’s the type of building that you may not know it’s there if you aren’t looking for it, co-owner Eric Burton said.

    “Unless we can put a sign out front, I don’t know what else we can do. If you’re not actually looking for it, you’re gonna pass right by it,” Burton deadpanned.

  • Lady Eagles, Lady Cardinals see success on summer basketball circuit

    Because it’s summer break, the Campbellsville Lady Eagles had just six players to compete in last week’s team camp put on by the Campbellsville University women’s basketball team.

    The Lady Eagles won four of the seven games with those six players, and rising junior guard Lainey Watson said they are better because of it.

  • Cardinals, Eagles use summer hoops offseason in different ways

    It’s been a hectic offseason for the Taylor County Cardinals.

    They played around 22 varsity games, with 14 of those coming in a team camp at Georgetown College, and are coming together under first-year coach Montrelle Irvin.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter ‘overflowing’

    A Facebook post made recently by the Taylor County Animal Shelter invited people to adopt a cat, as they had reached capacity in the cat portion of the shelter.

    Director Anne Mercer said whether it’s cats or dogs, “we’re overflowing.”

    “Younger dogs, older dogs, cats, kittens — we’ve got a wide variety,” she said.

  • Strong winds cause damage in county

    Straight-line wind caused some severe damage in Taylor County last Wednesday around 9:05 p.m.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, deputy director for the Taylor County Office of Emergency Management, a narrow path of straight-line wind saw speeds of approximately 60-65 miles per hour.

  • Good Samaritans 'making a difference' in Taylor County

    They call themselves the Good Samaritans, and they are out to make a difference for cancer patients and their families in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Good Samaritans’ Foundation has been around since 2015 and partners with Taylor Regional Hospital. Its purpose is to aid those going through cancer treatments.

    The group has a program in place that provides Taylor County residents with a financial stipend of $250 to help with whatever is needed while undergoing treatment.

  • CIS saves 'big' on roofing bid

    Campbellsville Independent School District’s Board of Education met at noon Monday and voted unanimously to approve a bid from Nelson Roofing for the Campbellsville Middle School roof replacement project.

    The final bid was $437,913 for all sections of the roof to be replaced, which is significantly lower than anticipated.