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Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: Holy Cross squeezes Eagles out of All 'A'

    The Campbellsville Eagles knew exactly what was coming, but they couldn’t make the play that likely would have kept Friday’s game at Louisville Holy Cross going.

    Holy Cross junior Trenton Brewer perfectly executed a suicide squeeze, scoring junior Craig Thompson, to send the Cougars to a 2-1 win over the Eagles in the All ‘A’ Section 3 title game.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Taylor's Gumm reaches 600 wins

     

    Taylor County baseball coach Jeff Gumm reached 600 career wins in April, reaching the mark as the Cardinals beat 20th District foe Marion County, 13-3 on April 12.

    Gumm, who now has 606 victories, ranks eighth on the career wins among active coaches, according to the KHSAA record books. He ranks 18th all-time in the KHSAA.

  • 5th District Magistrate Ed Gorin retires from Fiscal Court

     

    A long-serving Taylor County magistrate is stepping down due to his health.

    Ed Gorin, who serves as magistrate in District 5, wrote the court a letter explaining he was retiring because of health reasons after nearly 16 years of service.

  • State Sen. Max Wise to hold town halls at local schools

     

    State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, will be holding town halls at school districts across the 16th Senate District in the coming weeks. 

    Locally, Wise will be holding a town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools at Hamilton Auditorium at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 1. 

    On Wednesday, May 9, Wise will hold another town hall at Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School. That event will also be at 5 p.m. ET. 

  • Mayoral forum set for Tuesday evening

     

    Campbellsville residents will have a chance to hear from each of the six candidates vying to be the city’s mayor.

    A political forum is set for Tuesday, May 1, at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel at 7 p.m.

    Incumbent Mayor Tony Young, who is seeking a third term in office, as well as challengers Brenda Allen, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders, Patricia “Patti” Phillips, Roger Robertson, and Steven Seibech have all agreed to participate in the forum, according to event organizers.

  • Campbellsville man tased after three-hour standoff near CU campus

     

    A standoff between law enforcement and a Campbellsville man inside his residence on Durrett Street in Campbellsville ended with the man being tased and taken into custody, according to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Elwin Hardin, 78, was taken into custody after being incapacitated after a police officer deployed his taser on Hardin following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement at his home.

  • Taylor Schools continue superintendent search

     

    The screening committee charged with screening candidates for the Taylor County Schools Superintendent job met for the third time Monday evening to develop a list of candidates to be presented to the board of education at its regular meeting on May 8. 

    The screening committee has held two previous meetings, one earlier this month on April 9, to choose applicants for background and reference checks, and the first initial meeting was a joint meeting with the board to initially begin the process. 

  • Man charged with assaulting another with hammer

     

    A Taylor County man accused of assaulting another man with a hammer in early March was among 19 individuals indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Jeffery A. Jones, 55, of Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, being a persistent felony offender, and six counts of third-degree criminal mischief. 

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles, Cardinals split final two games of series

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals and Campbellsville Eagles split the final two games of their best-of-three series last week.

    Taylor County rolled to a 15-2 mercy-rule win in Game 3 on Thursday, while Campbellsville grinded out a 16-11 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cards go 2-1, Lady Eagles win once

     

    Sophomore Autumn Henderson went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs as Taylor County held off 20th District rival Adair County, 7-5 on Monday.

    Junior Danielle Sublett was 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, while sophomore Addie Westbrook doubled and scored a run.

    Henderson struck out eight to earn the win. She allowed six hits, five earned runs and one walk.