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Today's News

  • 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.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles win 5th Region All 'A' championship

     

    Coach Blake Milby tried everything he could to get his players to wake up Sunday afternoon at Fort Knox High School.

    Playing for the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament championship should have been more than enough to shake the Campbellsville Eagles out of their doldrums, but the team slogged through the first three innings against Bethlehem.

  • Christian concert coming to Taylor County May 11

     

    Jamie Browning was at Xtreme Winter, a Christian conference featuring musical guests and various speakers, two years ago with a group from Elk Horn Baptist Church.

    His church had been working with Jeff Roberts & Associates to bring musical acts to Campbellsville and Taylor County, and one band – Tenth Avenue North –kept coming up for a potential concert.

  • Plow Days draws record crowd

     

    Board members for the Homeplace on Green River know that turnout for events held at the 220-acre farm along Highway 55 is heavily dependent on weather.

    The weather could not have been much better for Plow Days at the Homeplace last Saturday.

    Temperatures were a little cool earlier in the morning, but remained in the mid-60s for the majority of the day, and with hardly a cloud in sight, it made for an excellent day for plow demonstrations, food, music, and a wide array of arts and craft vendors and demonstrators.

  • St. Baldrick's event set for April 28 on CU campus

     

    Campbellsville University is hosting St. Baldrick’s once again.

    The event, the purpose of which is to raise money to fight childhood cancer, is Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Stapp Lawn.

    There was a possibility of Campbellsville not hosting the event this year after Donna Wise, who had been the organizer for 10 years, decided she would no longer be involved.

  • PREP TRACK: Cardinals, Lady Cards place second at conference

     

    The Taylor County boys’ and girls’ track programs earned runner-up finishes during last Thursday’s Heartland Athletic Conference Championship meet at Green County High School.

    The Cardinals scored 121 points, 19 behind champion Green County. The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, scored 102, which was 57 behind top finisher Green County.

    The Campbellsville girls placed third with 53 points, and the Eagle boys were fourth with 32.