Today's News

  • Police recognized for presence at city school district


    The board room at the Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Central Office was filled to capacity Monday night with members of the Campbellsville Police Department. 

    Campbellsville Chief of Police Pat Thompson and members of the department were recognized by CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith and board members as part of the board’s CHANGE awards, presented at each monthly meeting. 

  • Some local polling places changed for upcoming election


    Voters in two precincts will be casting their ballots at a new location during the May Primary Election and any election moving forward. 

    Voters who reside in the Oak Hill/Poplar Grove precinct will now be voting at Salem Baptist Church located at 271 Salem Church Road. Voters previously went to Dakota Farms Gift Shop to vote in elections. 

  • County teachers attend rally


    More than 60 teachers from the Taylor County School District traveled to Frankfort last Friday to take part in a rally involving educators from across the state. 

    The number of teachers attending the rally led to school being cancelled in the district on Friday, as Taylor County joined with around 40 other school districts in the state cancelling school for the day. 

  • Local students accepted into military academies


    Mikey Sanford, Taylor County High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

     The Sanford family has an honorable history of attending military academies, and Mikey Sanford, a senior at Taylor County High School, is continuing that rich history.

    Mikey recently found out that he was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prestigious acceptance as just a little more than 12 percent of applicants to the academy are granted acceptance.

  • 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.