Today's News

  • Time to expand the CFP


    It’s time to expand the College Football Playoff.

    Actually, it’s far beyond time.

    The four-team format isn’t working anymore, not when have seven teams with legitimate claims to be included in the field and a couple more on the outside looking in at that bunch.

    This season showed expansion is needed.

  • Lady Eagles top Lady Cardinals

    Lainey Watson hasn’t been shooting the ball very well in the early going this season, but all it took for her to get into a groove Tuesday night was to see her first shot fall.

    The Campbellsville freshman guard hit 5-of-7 3-pointers as the Lady Eagles held off 20th District and crosstown rival Taylor County, 40-36 at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • Cardinals move to 4-0 with win over Eagles


    Revenge is a dish best served cold, especially if you’re the Taylor County Cardinals.

    Taylor County lost all three meetings with rival Campbellsville last season, but the Cardinals flipped the script on the Eagles Tuesday night at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Senior guard TreVon Smith poured in 28 points, senior guard DeJhon Irvin added 19 and Taylor County used a third-quarter spurt to pull out a 79-68 win over Campbellsville in the 20th District opener for both teams.

  • Wrestling Cards ready for season


    The Taylor County wrestling team looks to build on the success of last season, when the Cardinals put six grapplers into the Region 2 Tournament finals and came away with three individual championships.

    Numbers are also up for third-year coach Ben Ellard, giving him hope that his team will be even more successful this time around.

  • It's the end of the road for Cards, Eagles


    All good things must come to an end.

    Eventually and unfortunately, that’s just a fact of life.

    Two very good things ended Friday night in the KHSAA state football playoffs, with the Campbellsville Eagles and Taylor County Cardinals seeing their seasons end in the state semifinals.

    The Eagles fell for the second straight year to Class 1-A stalwart Beechwood, while the Cardinals lost to Franklin-Simpson, the defending state champions in 4-A.

  • Cards move to 2-0 under Gumm


    The Taylor County Cardinals are three wins from matching their total from last season, starting the new season with back-to-back victories under interim coach Jeff Gumm.

    Taylor County held off visiting 5th Region foe Washington County, 82-74 Tuesday night and topped Bullitt Central, 72-65 Monday.

    The Cardinals went 5-23 last season and didn’t win their second game until Dec. 27 in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

  • Campbellsville loses to Beechwood


    Call it the Beechwood Bugaboo.

    For the second straight year, the Campbellsville Eagles’ run came to an end with a loss to the Tigers in the semifinals of the Class 1-A state playoffs.

    Clinging to a one-point lead in the second quarter, Beechwood scored 34 unanswered points to pull away for a 48-13 victory Friday night at Edgar McNabb Stadium in Fort Mitchell.

  • Want bipartisanship in D.C.? Tell Mitch McConnell


    I frequently hear people talking about the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., and for good reason. It seems like every time you turn on the television, you hear more of the bickering back and forth between Republicans and Democrats and less of the two sides working together to create real change for the constituents they represent. 

    There is an opportunity for that in Congress now, but Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell, is standing in the way, along with a small band of Republican senators. 

  • Cardinals fall to Franklin-Simpson


    Everything that could go wrong went wrong for the Taylor County Cardinals Friday night, and it cost them their season.

    Taylor County was shut out for the first time in 49 games, had just 259 yards of total offense and allowed Franklin-Simpson to rush for 340 yards in a 33-0 loss to the Wildcats in the semifinals of the Class 4-A state playoffs.

  • Locals using syringe exchange programs in neighboring counties


    Taylor County residents make up around 16 percent of participants in syringe exchange programs in the Lake Cumberland Health District, the third highest percentage among counties, despite no program existing in Taylor County. 

    There are operational programs in Adair, Russell, McCreary, and Pulaski counties. According to statistics from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, Taylor County residents are using the programs in Adair, Russell, and Pulaski counties.