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Today's News

  • Campbellsville's Estes, Taylor's Foley not happy with state playoff change

     

    What was once old is new again for high school football teams across the Bluegrass State.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control voted to change the state playoffs in its meeting Jan. 16 in Lexington. The Board opted to switch the playoff format to feature intradistrict matchups in the first two rounds, thus limiting long travel times for a large chunk of those games.

  • Lady Cards beat Adair

     

    Sophomore center Emma Maynard scored 15 points, leading three players in double figures in Taylor County’s 61-46 win over 20th District nemesis Adair County Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Arena.

    Junior forward Ciara Mosely chipped in with 14 points, while senior guard Shay Mitchell scored 13.

    Freshman forward LeeAnne Goodin added eight points and senior forward Danielle Sublett had seven for the Lady Cardinals (12-8, 2-3 district), who won for the fourth time in six games.

  • Cards earn two 20th District wins

     

    Senior guards TreVon Smith and DeJhon Irvin each posted a double-double as the Taylor County Cardinals moved one step closer to locking up the No. 1 seed for the Boys’ 20th District Basketball Tournament.

    Smith led Taylor County with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Irvin added 10 points and 10 rebounds in its 72-60 win over district rival Adair County Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Arena.

  • Eagles win region All 'A' title

     

    Arren Hash got hot at the right time, helping carry the Campbellsville Eagles into the statewide All ‘A’ Tournament for the first time since 2015.

    Hash, a sophomore guard, hit 3s on three straight possessions and added a fourth just a little bit later as Campbellsville pulled away to a 61-46 win over Bethlehem last Friday night in the championship of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Classic at Green County High School.

  • Comer wins national Farm Bureau award, says hemp has a lot of potential in local area

     

    U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Outstanding New Member of Congress award.

    In an interview, Comer said he was honored to receive the award. 

    Kentucky Farm Bureau endorsed Comer for the award because of his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers.

  • Max Wise kicks off town hall circuit at Taylor County Public Library

     

    With a brief break from being in Frankfort, State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, began a two-day town hall circuit with the first stop at the Taylor County Public Library Tuesday morning.

    Wise, speaking to an audience of 20-25 constituents that braved the frigid temperatures to make their way to the library, gave an update on some of the top priorities the legislature is facing and took questions from audience members. 

    Below is a brief breakdown of what Wise had to say during the town hall that touched on a wide array of issues. 

  • Taylor County Civic League celebrates MLK Day

     

    Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the Taylor County Civic League hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception Saturday night at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office. 

    Around 100 people braved the rainy weather to attend the ceremony and listen to a lineup of speakers, which featured Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott, pastor of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville.

    Elliott marched with King, and offered words of encouragement to those in attendance in the form of “three B’s”. 

  • County to hire new shelter director

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to appoint a new director of the Taylor County Animal Shelter in last Thursday’s special-called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The court met in executive session for nearly an hour, and opted to create a position for an animal control officer and director of the shelter.

    The motion passed unanimously.

  • Campbellsville Elementary employee terminated after investigation

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith confirmed that an investigation by the school district and Campbellsville Police last week led to the termination of an instructional assistant at Campbellsville Elementary School. 

    Brooke Byers was listed on the district’s monthly personnel report, presented to the board of education at each month’s regular board meeting, with her last day being recorded as Friday, Jan. 11. Personnel records show that Byers began work at CES on Nov. 26, 2018. 

  • Wise presents school safety bill to legislature

     

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, aims to overhaul school safety in Kentucky as the one-year anniversary of a shooting at Marshall County High School that left two students dead and more than a dozen injured draws near. 

    Wise presented the bill on the Senate floor last week and spoke about Marshall County.