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Today's News

  • Fiscal court votes to buy new mowing equipment

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to buy new mowing equipment in a special-called meeting last Friday afternoon at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Judge-Executive Barry Smith said the county’s road department has an older tractor that has been having some problems and that it hasn’t been used as much as it once was.

    Smith said one tractor is having transmission problems, while a mower is having a bearing issue.

    The county has two tractors, but one hasn’t been used and is currently at the Taylor County Airport.

  • Hayes ready to 'put down roots' at KCA

    Leah Hayes is the newest teacher at the Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville.

    According to KCA Administration Alicia Riggs, Hayes will not only teach music but she will also be working to improve the school’s “community outreach and student enrichment initiatives.”

  • KSR returns to Campbellsville

    Kentucky Sports Radio was in Campbellsville last Thursday as part of its Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass Summer Tour, and fans flocked to Gatti’s Pizza to listen to the live show.

    KSR hosts Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin entertained phone calls from listeners across the country. Jones, Lemond and Franklin were on the air for about an hour and discussed a wide range of topics.

    It was the tour’s 14th stop of the summer.

  • Fall sports are back

    Who else is happy to see the calendar flip to August?

    That means one thing in Kentucky: the return of high school sports is just around the corner.

    The fall sports season gets underway this weekend as prep golf is the first sport to start its new season of competition.

    Cross country, football, soccer and volleyball will soon follow, and it will be a busy time of year with five sports to cover and document for your friendly neighborhood sportswriter.

  • Coyle has busy summer

    Luke Coyle had a very busy and productive summer golf season.

    The Taylor County freshman played in five events, winning two of them.

  • Big Daddy Cardinal Classic is Saturday

    The defense of a state title begins Friday for the Taylor County Cardinals as the high school golf season gets started.

    Taylor County won the 2018 state championship at Bowling Green Country Club, rallying past Louisville St. Xavier, and begins defense of that title as it plays in Lexington Lafayette’s 5-Star General Classic at Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course Friday morning.

  • CHS’ Corley has nine DI offers

    Campbellsville senior Malachi Corley has dreamed of playing football at the Division I level since he was a kid, and he is one step closer to seeing that dream achieved.

    Heading into the season, the running back/wide receiver/defensive back holds offers from nine DI schools, with three more on his radar.

    Corley has offers from Austin Peay, Bryant University, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, Tennessee-Martin, Western Illinois, Wofford and Youngstown State. All nine are members of the Football Championship Subdivision.

  • It’s time for our laws to get ahead of our technology

    It didn’t take long after my timeline was flooded with rapidly aged selfies for the bad news to follow: Russians are stealing all of our information.

    Last week, a social media craze popped up involving FaceApp, which allows users to digitally age photos of themselves to see what they would theoretically look like when they were older.

    After what seemed like less than a day of having to look at these photos, a backlash to this craze came back just as strong.

  • Reported case of flesh-eating bacteria at lake

    A Memorial Day weekend trip to Green River Lake may have resulted in a Kentucky man contracting a flesh-eating bacteria.

    Last week, Ashley Metcalf, of Lancaster, posted on Facebook that her husband, Jonathan, was still battling the after-effects nearly two months after an incident that occurred near the Pikes Ridge Campground area of Green River Lake.

    In the post, she noted that one surgeon told her that Jonathan had necrotizing fasciitis.

  • Federal fugitive arrested

    A federal fugitive was arrested earlier this month by a Kentucky conservation officer at a wildlife management area in Taylor County.

    Acting on a tip, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Cody Berry arrested 41-year-old Jeffery Pratt, of Lexington, on July 13 at Green River Lake Wildlife Management Area.

    U.S. Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Investigation sought Pratt on a federal probation warrant for bank robbery and state probation and parole violations.