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Today's News

  • PREP TENNIS: Two teams qualify for state

    Two area boys’ doubles teams have qualified for the KHSAA State Tennis Championships next week.

    Taylor County’s Tanner Parks and Tyler Perkins played Campbellsville’s Cody Davis and Cass Kidwell in the semifinals of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles upset No. 2 PRP

     

    Campbellsville baseball coach Blake Milby has said he wants Ryan Kearney on the mound in big-game situations, knowing he will give the Eagles everything he’s got.

    The junior left-hander helped them pick up their biggest win of the season Tuesday night.

    Kearney was efficient and effective, striking out five and scattering three hits, three walks and one earned run as homestanding Campbellsville knocked off second-ranked Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park, 2-1.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cardinals lose twice

     

    Taylor County dropped a pair of games last week, including a three-run setback to a 5th Region contender.

    The Lady Cardinals beat North Hardin 14-4 on Monday after losing to region rival Green County 9-6 on Friday and falling to Boyle County 4-3 on Wednesday.

    Senior McKenzie Carney went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and a run in Taylor County’s win over North Hardin. Freshman Avery Smith collected four hits and scored twice, and senior Sarah Botkin had two singles and three RBIs.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Taylor County athletes headed to state

     

    Several Taylor County track & field athletes locked up automatic qualifying spots for the Class 2-A state championships during Tuesday’s 2-A, Region 2 meet at Bardstown High School’s Garnis Martin Field.

  • CU students continue St. Baldrick's event

     

    For a while, it seemed as if the annual St. Baldrick’s Shaving for a Cure event would not be taking place in Campbellsville, but a group of Campbellsville University students made sure the tradition continued by organizing and holding the event Saturday afternoon. 

    Campbellsville University’s Student Government Association took the lead in organizing the event, led by CU sophomore Rebekah Mobley, an Elizabethtown native. 

  • Taylor County sees decrease in unemployment

     

    New statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show Taylor County experienced an overall drop in unemployment in the year 2017 compared to the year 2016, as well as a decrease in unemployment from March 2017 to March 2018. 

    Taylor County’s unemployment fell 0.6 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the report, which provides unemployment statistics for each county in Kentucky, as well as comparable rates for the state and nation. 

  • Tuckers celebrate 70 years in the jewelry business

     

    It was 1948 and Main Street was booming.

    Cleaver Young and his wife, Martha, were looking to open a jewelry store downtown after moving to Campbellsville from Kansas City, Missouri – but there was no space available at the time.

    Then they caught a break. A restaurant was going out of business and a local realtor called them asking if they’d like to buy the space. The couple jumped at the chance, opening what was known then as Young’s Jewelry Store.

  • PREP TENNIS: 5th Region Tournament draws announced

    Taylor County juniors Tanner Parks and Tyler Perkins earned the top seed in the boys’ doubles bracket for the 5th Region Tennis Tournament, which starts Monday morning at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Parks and Perkins received a first-round bye.

  • Mayoral Forum hosted by CU students

     

    It was clear from the beginning of Tuesday night’s mayoral forum at Campbellsville University that each of the six candidates vying to be elected to the city’s highest executive office prioritize bringing jobs to the community. 

    Jobs, or what candidates deemed to be a lack thereof in Campbellsville, dominated the discussion at Tuesday’s forum, an event organized by CU students to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the six candidates. 

  • Wise holds town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools

     

    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, held the first of several upcoming town halls at local school districts in the 16th Senate District Tuesday night with a town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Hamilton Auditorium.