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Today's News

  • Judge warns of people posing as census workers

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers said he has been contacted by some local residents and told of people coming to doors claiming to be census workers. According to Rogers, however, those people are not presenting any identification to prove that they are official census workers.

    Rogers said anyone being approached by someone at their door asking for information should be especially careful and ask to see identification.

  • 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.

  • Door blocks coming to Taylor schools

     

    As ideas continue to be discussed about what should be done to strengthen local schools, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has decided to involve the local community in taking a step to strengthen security in each of the district’s four schools.

    Cook attended a school safety seminar in Louisville last week, and has decided to purchase expandable doorstops to be placed on each door of an occupied room at each of the schools.

  • 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.

  • H&W rises from the ashes

     

    Shortly after seeing his family’s business destroyed by fire nearly two years ago, Shaun Hord had a simple answer for how he, his family, and his employees would move forward.

    “We’re just praying about it and taking it a day at a time,” Hord said in 2016.

    Now, after much prayer, they have an answer, and it lies just across the street from the building they called home in the aftermath of the fire.