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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community pitching in for safer 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.

  • Threat made against Taylor County High School

     

    A threat against Taylor County High School was discovered Thursday morning, making this the fourth-known threat against local schools since last Friday. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that TCHS was on lock down for a period of time Thursday morning after someone in the school discovered the words "TC is next" written on a bathroom wall. 

  • Eagles top Cards, fall to Adair in district title game

     

    The momentum inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium was changing hands, and everyone in the standing-room-only crowd knew it.

    Campbellsville sophomore guard Malachi Corley hit an off-balance layup while getting fouled, then made the free throw to put the Eagles ahead to stay in their 58-50 win over archrival Taylor County on Feb. 22.

    Campbellsville secured a spot in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time since 2010 by knocking out their crosstown nemesis and three-time defending region champions, the Taylor County Cardinals.