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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Lady Cardinals' depth a concern for Peterson

    Depth and youth are the two biggest concerns for Taylor County coach Tim Peterson, who’s entering his fourth season in charge of the Lady Cardinals.

    Taylor County will only have 12 to 13 players on the varsity roster, and Peterson said his team won’t have much experience outside the starting five of seniors Shay Mitchell and Danielle Sublett, junior Ciara Mosely and sophomores Emma Maynard and Avery Smith.

  • Lady Eagles have young team

    This will be the youngest team in Anthony Epps’ three seasons coaching the Campbellsville Lady Eagles.

    Four of the team’s top eight players are freshmen or sophomores, but Epps doesn’t view that as a negative.

    “I’ve got a young, young team, but we’ve got to find a way to fight and make these games respectable to where we give ourselves a chance at the end,” he said.

  • Eagles look to build on last season

     

    The Campbellsville Eagles caught lightning in a bottle last season, advancing to the semifinals of the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament.
    Veteran coach Tim Davis doesn’t see any reason why the Eagles can’t reach higher this season.

    Campbellsville returns a slew of talent and will have a pretty deep bench this year, with several players eager to contribute.

  • Cards ready for season under Gumm

     

    Taylor County senior TreVon Smith and junior Nick Knifley walked into the Cardinals’ locker room for practice one day last week, and they saw baseball coach Jeff Gumm diagramming plays on the white board.

    They at first thought Gumm was messing with them, but it turns out there was a good reason he was there at that time.
    Gumm had just been named Taylor County’s interim coach following the resignation of Maze Stallworth, and he was hoping to get a quick start with his new team.

  • Cards, Eagles make Brockman proud

    Bobby Brockman was looking down and smiling Friday night.

    It was a big night in this town, with both the Campbellsville Eagles and Taylor County Cardinals vying for region championships in the KHSAA state football playoffs.

    Both came away victorious, with Campbellsville claiming its second straight Class 1-A, Region 1 title and Taylor County earning its first region crown in 19 years by winning Class 4-A, Region 2.

    Brockman, the former longtime sports editor of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, was no doubt smiling about both teams’ success.