Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals, Eagles take 2-of-3 from district opponents


    With the change to a new three-game series between 20th District members Campbellsville, Taylor County, Adair County and Marion County, getting off to a great start in district play is imperative this season.

    The Cardinals and Eagles did just that last week, taking 2-of-3 in matchups against the Knights and Indians.

    Taylor County beat Marion County, 13-3 on Thursday and 8-1 on April 10 after dropping a 5-2 decision April 9.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Orberson homer sparks Eagles past Cardinals


    John Orberson was sitting dead red.

    The Campbellsville freshman left fielder got the pitch he wanted, a fastball on the inner half of the plate, and he didn’t miss his opportunity.

    Orberson got just enough to clear the fence in right field for a two-run home run in the third inning that proved to be the difference in the homestanding Eagles’ 2-1 win over 20th District nemesis Taylor County Tuesday night.

  • Green River Ministries Cardboard Nation set for tomorrow


    Most people have never experienced being truly homeless, but Green River Ministries has organized an event to give citizens an opportunity to get a taste of what those who are homeless experience each night. 

    The event is called “Cardboard Nation,” according to Green River Ministries Executive Director Miranda Willis, and it is a one-night homeless simulation taking place on the lawn at the Green River Ministries office on Clem Haskins Boulevard. 

  • CYCLING: Local cyclists hit the trails


    Melanie Puryear loves to ride her bike.

    Whether it’s on the trails at Green River Lake State Park or Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town, Puryear has developed a love for riding.

    The Campbellsville native has been riding for around eight years and recently joined a group, Two Wheel Tuesdays, that gets together once a week – weather permitting, of course.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Campbellsville's Kearney strikes out 17


    Ryan Kearney wanted the ball for Friday’s game against the Bardstown Tigers in the opening round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament.

    The Campbellsville junior left-hander registered a career-best 17 strikeouts as the Eagles beat the Tigers, 6-1 to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round at Fort Knox.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Taylor crushes Lady Eagles

    Diving back into 20th District play fresh off a spring break trip to Florida, Taylor County softball coach Neil Sanders worried his Lady Cards might have a bit of a Sunshine State hangover Monday night.

    Taylor County got off to a sluggish start against archrival Campbellsville, but its offense came to life in the later innings on the way to a 10-0 mercy-rule home victory over the Lady Eagles.

    The Lady Cards (8-2) erupted for eight runs in the final two innings, winning for the fourth time in five games and earning its third mercy-rule win in that stretch.

  • Salaries set at fiscal court meeting


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved numerous measures during its monthly meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Among them was approving Martin Sanitation to provide Port-A-Potties for the city’s Fourth of July celebration this summer. Martin Sanitation gave the court a bid of $4,235.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Smith enjoys volunteering at local league

    Dennis Smith was at Miller Park one day about 12 years ago watching his son, Spirit, play a game in the Campbellsville Youth Baseball League.

    Someone from the league approached him, asking if he knew how to fill out a scorebook and if he’d be willing to help out. Smith said he did know how to fill out a scorebook, so he gave it a whirl.

    Fast-forward to 2018, and the 61-year-old Campbellsville resident can still be found at the park on game nights as one of the league’s scorekeepers.

  • Everything... and the kitchen sink


    In his 45 years living alongside Highway 210 in Campbellsville, Bob McMahan has witnessed all kinds of trash thrown into his yard.

    From bottles to fast food wrappers and everything else imaginable, McMahan and his wife, Edith, spend at least one day a week walking through their yard picking up the trash left behind by passersby.

    The only thing missing was the kitchen sink.

    Until now.

    While mowing grass on a chilly Monday afternoon, McMahan noticed a brand-new sink lying on an embankment in his front yard near the road.

  • Victims’ rights bill needs assistance from voters


    In Kentucky last year, 23,785 felony cases resulted in a conviction. In each case, there was a victim who had to navigate a complicated judicial system at a severe disadvantage to those accused of doing them harm. Too often, the criminal justice system meant to work for them caused even more anguish.

    It shouldn’t be this way in Kentucky. And, with your help in November, it won’t be much longer.