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Today's News

  • Taylor County Fair set to begin Friday

     

    With local schools closing for the year, that means it is about time for the Taylor County Fair to begin. 

    And this year, the fair will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing a week of entertainment and fun to the Taylor County community. 

    “We’re really excited for the fair this year, and we hope that a lot of people come out,” Taylor County Fair President Paul Malone said. 

    Festivities will kick off on Friday and continue until Saturday, June 9. 

  • Riggs named new administrator at KCA

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy has hired a new administrator to lead the school. 

    Alicia Riggs, a Campbellsville native now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, was chosen as the new school administrator at KCA. 

    Riggs will be replacing current administrator Lori Eubank, who will be retiring effective next month. Riggs will officially begin her new position June 18. 

  • The stories of our veterans

     

    Monday was Memorial Day, and I was fortunate enough to spend it covering the local celebration of the veterans who have served our nation and represented our community so honorably as they did so.

    As the event was winding down, I spoke with a gentleman who was dressed in full Air Force uniform, despite the fact that his service ended nearly 63 years ago.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Taylor falls in region quarters

     

    For the second time this season against the Green County Dragons, the Taylor County Lady Cardinals dug themselves a big hole.

    And for the second time this year, the Lady Cards nearly climbed all the way back.

    They just ran out of time Monday afternoon at Marion County.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals fall in district semis

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals entered the 20th District Baseball Tournament as one of the top teams in the 5th Region, going a region-best 23-7 during the regular season.

    But in the one-and-done nature of the postseason, anything can happen.

    Top-seeded Taylor County found that out the hard way in Monday’s semifinal against Adair County as junior left-hander Layndon Carter struck out 11 hitters to lead the No. 4 seed Indians to a 4-0 victory at Campbellsville High School.

  • PREP TENNIS: Duos fall in first round at state

     

    It was a short stay in the KHSAA State Tennis Championships for the two area boys’ doubles teams that qualified.

    Campbellsville seniors Cody Davis and Cass Kidwell and the Taylor County junior tandem of Cooper Parks and Tyler Perkins each lost in the first round last Thursday at the Top Seed Tennis Center in Nicholasville.

  • PREP TRACK: Taylor's Mosley wins state title

    Ciara Mosley was on her way home Saturday when a teammate texted her.

    The Taylor County sophomore left the University of Kentucky’s track complex after competing in the shot put during the Class 2-A KHSAA State Track and Field Championships.

    Her teammate texted Mosley to let her know she had just won a state championship.

    Mosley won with a throw of 37 feet, 8 inches – edging Mercer County sophomore Zoe Yeast by 2.25 inches to win the title.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cards fall to Marion in 20th District final

     

    Marion County sophomore Haley Mattingly threw a complete game two-hit shutout as the Lady Knights beat Taylor County, 3-0 in Thursday’s 20th District Softball Tournament championship game.

    The Lady Cardinals (19-12) never could get on track against Mattingly, getting a double from sophomore Autumn Henderson and a single from junior Mariah Cox.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles win district title

     

    The Campbellsville Eagles steam rolled their way to the 20th District Baseball Tournament championship last Thursday night.

    Freshman John Orberson led the way, going 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored, while junior Ryan Kearney was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs as Campbellsville blitzed Adair County, 16-4 in five innings.

    The Eagles (18-16) won their first district title since 2013, when they beat rival Taylor County for the championship.

  • Higdon named new superintendent of Taylor County Schools

     

    The Taylor County School District has a new superintendent, but he is no stranger to those in and around the school system.

    Charles Higdon, Jr. was selected by the Taylor County Board of Education to be the district’s leader for at least the next four years. Higdon was approved by a unanimous vote of the board at a special-called meeting Saturday morning with a standing-room-only audience in attendance at the board’s central office providing a standing ovation.