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Today's News

  • Vietnam Veterans Service set for Thursday afternoon

     

    In recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day, a special commemorative service will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center today.

    The service will take place at 2 p.m. EDT today, and local Vietnam veteran Bill Perkins, an organizer for the event, said the service will be especially for Vietnam veterans, but all veterans, as well as family and friends, are invited and encouraged to attend.

    “It is going to be a community service, but it’s going to especially be a celebration for Vietnam veterans,” Perkins said.

  • Teachers go above and beyond

     

    I’m a little later to the game than many other columnists around the state, but I wanted to take an opportunity to chime in on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s comments made on 99.9 The Big Dawg last week.

    Let’s be clear about one thing here: Gov. Bevin’s comments were absolutely out of line, and teachers have every right to be upset about what was said. I’m not even a teacher and was disappointed in what I heard.

  • City sells 19 acres at sports complex site

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted unanimously to sell 19 acres of land at the site of the Campbellsville Sports Complex to the state of Kentucky for $200,000 at a special-called meeting Wednesday evening.

    The 19 acres were sold to the state for the use of the Transportation Cabinet for the bypass project, the first phase of which will involve connecting KY 55 and KY 70.

    The council voted unanimously to authorize Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young to execute the deed.

  • Career center plans move forward

     

    The Central Kentucky Career Academy is one step closer to completion as members of the Taylor County Board of Education voted to approve a contract for architect and engineering services for the project.

    The contract was awarded to Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, a firm based in Lexington with offices also in Louisville and Paducah.

  • Lt. Governor speaks to local chamber

     

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was the keynote speaker at last Thursday’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    Hampton, who was elected in 2015 to serve in the position alongside Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, spoke to the chamber about several projects she has been working on in the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

  • Milby set to take over helm of Eagles

     

    Depth is key in high school baseball, and the Campbellsville Eagles have plenty of it under first-year coach Blake Milby.

    Campbellsville returns 16 players who saw action last season, giving Milby a good core to build around as he takes over for longtime coach Kirby Smith.

    “I feel the greatest strength we have this season is depth,” Milby said in an email. “We have several players that are interchangeable and versatile, which allows us to make multiple moves within the lineup and not lose anything.”

  • Lady Cards will again be 5th Region powerhouse

     

    Since Neil Sanders took over as coach in 2013, the Taylor County softball team has been one of the best in the 5th Region.

    The Lady Cardinals have won 20-plus games each season, won the 20th District title in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and played Central Hardin for the region crown in 2015.

    With nine of 10 starters back, Taylor County looks to maintain its place among the region’s elite teams.

  • Lady Eagles look to avenge 2017 season

     

     

    There they were, on the cusp of making history.

    Just three outs separated the Campbellsville softball team from punching its ticket for a berth in the 5th Region tournament for the first time since 2008.

    The Lady Eagles led Taylor County by two runs in the 2017 20th District opener, and the mood in the dugout was a happy one.

    But, fate stepped in and the Lady Cardinals scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to pick up a 6-5 victory.

  • Cards look strong as season approaches

     

     

    With a strong nucleus of players returning from a team that finished with a 23-10 record a year ago, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Taylor County baseball team as it prepares for Monday’s season opener at Nelson County.

    Coaches in the 20th District have altered their schedules in a way that will affect the seeding process, giving Cardinal coach Jeff Gumm even more hope that his team can contend for a district championship they last won in 2016.

  • Carney backs bill to end corporal punishment in schools

     

    A bill has been filed in the Kentucky Legislature that would aim to end corporal punishment in schools, and it is co-sponsored by Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville.

    Carney, who chairs the House Education Committee, said that he decided to join Rep. Steve Riley, R-Glasgow, in sponsoring the bill after traveling the state and hearing from education administrators in different parts of the state.