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Today's News

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Dodgers take on Marlins in minor league championship
  • PREP ATHLETICS: Gumm steps down as AD at TCHS

     

    Jeff Gumm has resigned after 10 years as the athletic director at Taylor County High School.

    Gumm stepped down from the position just after school let out for the summer, and he said Thursday in a text message while on vacation that he felt like it was the “right time” to step away.

    Gumm is not resigning his post as the school’s baseball coach and will be entering his 27th season at the helm in 2019.

  • YOUTH SOFTBALL: Trace Creek Park action
  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Teams in action at Miller Park
  • ATHLETICS: Jones to appear on American Ninja Warrior

     

    When he was younger, Keaton Jones would go to his grandmother’s house after school and fix himself a snack, and then settle in front of the TV to watch “Ninja Warrior,” a Japanese sports entertainment show.

    It featured a four-stage obstacle course that competitors would try to conquer, and Jones was enthralled by all of the action. He dreamt of getting the chance to do something like it in the future.

  • Principal changes come for Taylor School District

     

    Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up. 

    The personnel report presented at Tuesday’s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson. 

  • Campbellsville man dies after accidental shooting

     

    A 20-year-old Campbellsville man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later passed away following an accidental shooting last Wednesday at the Lucky Vista Motel. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man with an accidental gunshot wound to the head just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

    TCSO, along with Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS, responded to the scene and discovered 20-year-old Tyson Rice inside the motel. 

  • CIS School Resource Officer position approved

     

    In an effort to improve school safety across the district, the Campbellsville Independent School District approved the creation of a school resource officer position. 

    The creation of the district SRO has been in the works for a few months, with ongoing discussions between Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson, and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, dating back to late January. 

  • Bright appointed as 5th District Magistrate

     

    Alvin Derrick Bright has been appointed to finish the unexpired term left by Ed Gorin for the 5th District magistrate seat on the Taylor County Fiscal Court. 

    Bright, who is vying for election to the position and won the Republican primary last month to move on to the November general election, was appointed to the seat and sworn in last Wednesday. 

  • Honoring Bobby

    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal sports editor Bobby Brockman was honored Thursday as the newest member of the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league's Hall of Fame.

    Bobby, who passed away in January, had been involved with the league since his playing days in the late 1960s and then began covering the league for the CKNJ in the late 1980s.