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Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: District tourneys start Monday

     

    Postseason play is nearly upon us, and area coaches know anything can happen at this point in the year.

    Monday kick starts a “new” season, one where every team gets a clean slate and a fresh start.

    The 20th District baseball and softball tournaments are set to be hosted by Campbellsville this season, and the atmosphere is revved up.

  • PREP SPORTS: Several area athletes named to new award

     

    Several athletes from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools were recognized Monday by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new “Triple Threat Award.”

    The award honors those athletes who compete in sports during the fall, winter and spring for their schools. The award is the latest attempt by the KHSAA to de-emphasize sports specialization.

  • Taylor County man arrested following short pursuit

     

    A Taylor County man was arrested after a short pursuit beginning on South Central Avenue and ending on Bell Avenue, according to a Kentucky State Police report. 

  • Wise mentioned as potential Governor candidate

     

    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, is just finishing up his first term as Senator for Kentucky’s 16th District, and he is running again for the seat in November, where write-in candidate Nicole Britton is challenging him. 

    During Wise’s first term in the state legislature, his first venture into public office, he has turned some heads among those involved in Kentucky politics and has done so enough to garner speculation that he could potentially be a candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2019. 

  • Campbellsville man arrested after multiple robberies Thursday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on five counts of first-degree robbery following a series of robberies that occurred Thursday night. 

    According to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department, Richard Conner, 39, was arrested just a little after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night near Bell Court. He faces five counts of first-degree robbery, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, and menacing, according to the report. 

  • City to hire resource officer for Campbellsville Independent Schools

     

    The Campbellsville City Council approved a measure to help the Campbellsville Independent School District move one step closer to hiring a school resource officer in Monday’s regular meeting at City Hall.

    CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith and Mayor Tony Young have had discussions since late January about the possibility of bringing aboard a school resource officer at the high school and middle school campus.

  • PREP TENNIS: Two teams qualify for state

    Two area boys’ doubles teams have qualified for the KHSAA State Tennis Championships next week.

    Taylor County’s Tanner Parks and Tyler Perkins played Campbellsville’s Cody Davis and Cass Kidwell in the semifinals of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eagles upset No. 2 PRP

     

    Campbellsville baseball coach Blake Milby has said he wants Ryan Kearney on the mound in big-game situations, knowing he will give the Eagles everything he’s got.

    The junior left-hander helped them pick up their biggest win of the season Tuesday night.

    Kearney was efficient and effective, striking out five and scattering three hits, three walks and one earned run as homestanding Campbellsville knocked off second-ranked Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park, 2-1.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cardinals lose twice

     

    Taylor County dropped a pair of games last week, including a three-run setback to a 5th Region contender.

    The Lady Cardinals beat North Hardin 14-4 on Monday after losing to region rival Green County 9-6 on Friday and falling to Boyle County 4-3 on Wednesday.

    Senior McKenzie Carney went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and a run in Taylor County’s win over North Hardin. Freshman Avery Smith collected four hits and scored twice, and senior Sarah Botkin had two singles and three RBIs.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Taylor County athletes headed to state

     

    Several Taylor County track & field athletes locked up automatic qualifying spots for the Class 2-A state championships during Tuesday’s 2-A, Region 2 meet at Bardstown High School’s Garnis Martin Field.