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516 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES; 8 MORE DEATHS

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday extended the state’s mandate requiring face coverings in some situations for another 30 days, citing its success and continued importance in flattening the curve of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the commonwealth.

 

“By now, we all know someone that we care about, that we’re close to who is fighting this virus or has fought this virus. And as things progress, we will all probably know somebody who we have lost to this virus. This is going to be a month where I hope we turn things around, but based on July, we’re still going to see a lot of pain,” said Gov. Beshear. “So let’s make sure that we protect our mental and emotional health, stay as committed as we’ve always been to defeating this virus and step it up.”

 

The Governor also noted that on Monday, he will have additional guidance for Kentucky’s bars and restaurants.

 

“Expectations ought to be that capacity will increase again to 50% but there will be some changes. Especially in restaurants, we need people to still prioritize outdoor seating,” said Gov. Beshear. “Bars and restaurants are both going to be expected to have their last item served at 10 p.m. Then there is going to be an hour to let people eat and drink and ultimately go home.”

 

Case Information
As of 4:00pmET on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 Gov. Beshear said there were at least 33,254 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 516 of which were newly reported Thursday. 12 of the newly reported cases were from children ages 5 and younger.

 

“We appear to not just be slowing, but we hope stopping any escalation that we’ve seen. It’s further evidence that wearing that facial covering is truly helping Kentucky in so many different ways – our people, our economy, our kids,” said Gov. Beshear. “So let’s keep it up. I believe that if we continue to do this, we can see even better numbers than what we have now.”

 

Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported 8 new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 760 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

 

The deaths reported Thursday include a 68-year-old woman from Bell County; an 86-year-old woman from Fayette County; a 94-year-old woman and a 94-year-old man from Franklin County; an 87-year-old man from Graves County; a 78-year-old woman from Jefferson County; a 68-year-old woman from Kenton County; and an 84-year-old woman from Ohio County.

 

“We’ve had major wars that we’ve gone through, at least in the last 40 years, where we’ve lost fewer Kentuckians than those who we’re going to lose to Covid-19,” said Gov. Beshear. “So let’s remember that just because we don’t see numbers like New York had or Florida is going to experience, that doesn’t mean this isn’t hitting Kentucky really hard.”

 

As of Thursday, there have been at least 674,490 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.51%, unchanged from yesterday. At least 8,523 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

 

“We know the deaths follow large numbers of cases and that we’re going to have days when it’s really hard to read that list. But I do feel hopeful. I do feel optimistic that if we do wear that facial covering that we have found a way to stop what was going to be devastating,” said Gov. Beshear.

 

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here. To see all recent daily reports, click here.

 

Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Loans Update
Gov. Beshear announced today the approval of five project loans from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) totaling $7,230,900 for wastewater and sewer system improvements in the cities of Bardstown, Calvert City, Dawson Springs, Lewisburg and Whitesburg. For more information, read the full release.

 

“Every city and county in Kentucky should have reliable wastewater and sewer systems” said Gov. Beshear. “I’m glad these five cities can make necessary updates and provide more reliable service to their communities.”

 

State Fair Update
Today, the Governor announced that through consultation with public health officials, the Kentucky State Fair Board determined that limiting the fair to participants only was a necessary step to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases.

 

The fair will feature wider aisle ways, reduced occupancy, increased hygiene accessibility and facial covering requirements. In an effort to manage crowds and social distancing, Lot A exhibits, Midway, concerts, entertainment and food vendors will not be featured in this year’s fair.

 

“By hosting a participant-only event, fair officials can more effectively enforce social distancing and facial covering requirements as well as gather the necessary information to perform contact tracing,” said Gov. Beshear. “I appreciate the board’s willingness to be agile, and their efforts to ensure that the health and safety of Kentuckians remains a top priority.”

The Kentucky State Fair will be held Aug. 20-30 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

 

The World’s Championship Horse Show will be held without spectators and adhere to the U.S. Equestrian Federation COVID-19 guidelines.

 

“We believe the decision will allow Kentucky to continue our tradition of highlighting the state’s premiere agriculture and equestrian industry while prioritizing the health and safety of Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear.

 

“We are proud that we are having the fair, but obviously the health and safety of our community is uppermost in our minds and we’re delighted that we will at least be able to have the horse show and livestock contestants, the 4H-ers and the FFA kids,” said Steve Wilson, chair of the State Fair Board.

 

Agriculture is one of the state’s leading and most vital industries. There are nearly 76,000 farms in Kentucky, contributing about $45.6 billion to Kentucky’s economy each year.

 

For more information, visit the Kentucky State Fair’s website.

 

Corrections Update
Today, Secretary of the Executive Cabinet J. Michael Brown provided a Department of Corrections update.

 

“To date, system-wide, we’ve had 844 positive cases with inmates and 136 with our employees. But we’ve also had 560 inmates recover and 87 employees recover, leaving today 49 active employee cases and 284 active inmate cases,” said Secretary Brown.

 

Unfortunately, 10 DOC inmates have died from complications due to the coronavirus.

 

For more information on Department of Corrections cases and facilities, click here.

 

Driver’s Licensing Update
Today, the Governor’s chief of staff and general counsel, La Tasha Buckner, reminded Kentuckians that Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray issued an order for two emergency actions that help limit in-person traffic at driver’s licensing offices:

 

  1. There is a 90-day rolling extension of expiration dates for driver’s licenses whose printed expiration date was March 16 to July 6.
  2. Kentuckians must use mail or a clerk’s drop box for renewal or replacement of standard operator’s licenses, permits and ID cards that expire(d) between March 1 to Sept. 30 and do not require testing for renewal.

 

For more information, go to drive.ky.gov.

 

Pharmacy Refills Update
Buckner also announced that Gov. Beshear signed an executive order extending previous orders allowing pharmacists to dispense 30-day refills. This order will be in effect until Sept. 5 and is subject to renewal.

 

“Pharmacists in any Kentucky county can dispense emergency refills for up to 30 days on medicines that are not controlled substances to residents of any Kentucky county,” said Buckner. “You can get multiple 30-day refills. The order allows people to be healthy at home and still get the medicine they need.”

 

Price-Gouging Update
In addition, Buckner announced that Gov. Beshear signed an executive order prohibiting price gouging, extending a previous order. This order will remain in effect for the duration of the state of emergency.

 

“The order protects Kentuckians from those who would take advantage of the pandemic by charging inflated prices for goods – goods like hand sanitizer, soap, cleaners and disinfectants,” Buckner said.

 

First Lady Launches Coverings for Kids Program
First Lady Britainy Beshear on Tuesday launched a new program, Coverings for Kids, which will help Kentuckians donate facial coverings directly to school districts.

 

More information, including links to tutorials and patterns to make both child- and adult-size facial coverings, can be found on the Coverings for Kids web page. To view the complete Coverings for Kids news release, click here.

 

Expanded COVID-19 Testing
Gov. Beshear continues to encourage all Kentuckians to take advantage of coronavirus testing being offered at more than 200 locations across the commonwealth.

 

For additional information about each location, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

More Information
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at governor.ky.govkycovid19.ky.gov and the Governor’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

 

Kentuckians can also access translated COVID-19 information and daily summaries of the Governor’s news conference at teamkentuckytranslations.com.

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The Boil Water Advisory for Campbellsville Water Customers HAS BEEN LIFTED.

 

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546 NEW COVID-19 CASES IN KY; 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth.

 

“This is not going to last forever,” the Governor said. “We are going to make it through, but we are going to have to do what it takes to make sure as many of our fellow Kentuckians make it through with us and that we protect each other’s lives, lift up our economy and do everything we can to get our kids back in school.”

 

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Aug. 5th, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 32,741 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 546 of which were newly reported Wednesday. 21 of the newly reported cases were from children ages 5 and younger, including seven kids under a year in age with one of those being only 18 days old.

 

“Today’s number strongly suggests and I believe it’s evidence that face coverings are working,” the Governor said.

 

“Proving that even when other parts of the country may be escalating out of control, that we can still control our own destiny here in Kentucky with a small act that shows we care about each other.”

 

Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported one new death Wednesday, raising the total to 752 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The death reported Wednesday was a 71-year-old woman from Logan County.

 

“That is still one family that will need our help,” Gov. Beshear said. “We pray and think about this family and what they must be going through, as we have with all of the families.”

 

As of Wednesday, there have been at least 663,100 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.51%. At least 8,467 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

 

“I believe you are doing the right thing, the vast majority of people are wearing a face covering and it is making a difference,” the Governor said. “It looks like we are stopping a very dangerous situation from occurring and we need to keep it up.”

 

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here. To see all recent daily reports, click here.

 

Benefits and Long-Term Care Updates
Eric Friedlander, Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, provided updates Wednesday on benefit programs to help Kentuckians and work to keep long-term care facilities safe.

 

“We want folks to sign up for benefits,” Secretary Friedlander said. “It makes sense to have health care coverage during a pandemic. It also makes sense to have food during a pandemic.”

 

Secretary Friedlander continues to encourage Kentuckians to apply for health care assistance and access to food through the Medicaid, SNAP and WIC programs.

 

He said approval of a waiver under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has been granted, giving thousands of Kentucky families an additional six months of SNAP benefits that would have expired June 30. This is in addition to an extension granted to those SNAP households with benefits expiring in March, April and May.

 

“Take advantage of signing up. When you get SNAP you support your local grocers. When you get Medicaid, you support your local health care industry,” he said. “Without Medicaid, the health care industry would collapse. Without SNAP there would be significant damage to our grocers and local communities.”

 

Secretary Friedlander also said Kentucky CARES funds are being used to support testing of staffers in all of the commonwealth’s 286 long-term care facilities every 14 days for COVID-19. The testing will continue through 2020 and will help keep residents of these facilities safer.

 

“We have done a good job in Kentucky and we are going to continue to do a good job,” Secretary Friedlander said. “We are going to continue to provide the services necessary to make a difference. I believe we have and I believe it shows in our rates.”

 

CARES Act Funds Boost Transportation
Gov. Beshear announced that the federal government has awarded $6.4 million to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The money will go to 16 regional agencies serving 79 Kentucky counties.

 

“Those transit agencies have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, through lost ridership and lost revenues,” the Governor said. “It’s important to keep them on the road because public transit is a lifeline for thousands of our fellow Kentuckians. Public transportation is how they get to jobs, medical appointments, the grocery and other places of business.”

 

Gov. Beshear noted this is the second round of CARES funding for KYTC, following $22.9 million awarded in May. The agency also is awaiting approval of a third round of funding, totaling $12.3 million, for capital projects, including new transit hubs in Richmond and Frankfort.

 

CARES Act funding can be used for a range of operating expenses, but much of it is spent specifically for the safety and protection of employees and passengers.

 

Dollar General Opening New Distribution Centers
Gov. Beshear was pleased to announce Wednesday some positive economic news that will bring hundreds of needed jobs and spur wider business activity.

 

“This morning, Dollar General Corporation announced plans to open two new distribution center facilities in the Bluegrass State, including a traditional warehouse in Walton in Boone County and a DG Fresh cold storage facility in Bowling Green in Warren County,” the Governor said.

 

The addition of both facilities is expected to create more than 365 jobs for Kentuckians and support operations at more than 2,300 store locations. Construction on both facilities is expected to begin by September 2020 with plans for Walton to be operational by January 2021 and Bowling Green by summer 2021.

 

“I wanted to take time to thank Dollar General for this latest investment in Kentucky and our people,” Gov. Beshear said. “Protecting our workers is a top priority for my administration and me as we work to recover from the widespread economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.”

 

Dollar General was founded in the commonwealth, currently operates more than 580 stores in the Bluegrass State and employs more than 5,600 Kentuckians.

 

Nettie Depp Monument
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman on Wednesday announced plans to unveil the first monument honoring a woman in the state Capitol. The new monument will be placed in the West Wing of the Capitol, as planned.

 

“In honor of the United States Women’s Suffrage Centennial August 18 and Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, today I’m announcing the first monument honoring a woman, Nettie Depp, in the state Capitol,” the Lieutenant Governor said. “The unveiling of the Nettie Depp monument will occur next year, August 21, 2021.”

 

Nettie Depp was a pioneer in education in Kentucky, as a teacher, principal and elected school superintendent in 1913, seven years before women earned full voting rights in Kentucky. She advocated for improved education for every Kentuckian, regardless of gender or race.

 

“She was a true visionary in education reform and suffragist,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said. “The impact Nettie Depp had on her community is profound and can be felt a century later. May her life serve as a lesson to us all.”

 

She noted that the project began in 2014 and aims to redress a historical lack of honor and understanding of American history regarding women’s work, sacrifices and untold contributions.

 

“I hope that by having the statue of Nettie Depp prominently displayed in the Capitol, we can inspire the next generation of Kentuckians, promote gender equality, and highlight the importance of education and careers in education for the thousands of student visitors we welcome to Frankfort every year,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said.

 

First Lady Launches Coverings for Kids Program
First Lady Britainy Beshear on Tuesday launched a new program, Coverings for Kids, that will help Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to school districts.

 

More information, including links to tutorials and patterns to make both child- and adult-size facial coverings, can be found on the Coverings for Kids web page. To view the complete Coverings for Kids news release, click here.

 

Expanded COVID-19 Testing
Gov. Beshear continues to encourage all Kentuckians to take advantage of coronavirus testing being offered at more than 200 locations across the commonwealth.

 

For additional information about each location, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

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CES PRESCHOOL CLASSES BEGIN AUG. 31ST

 
Campbellsville Elementary School preschool classes for the 2020-2021 school year will begin Monday, Aug. 31st, 2020. Teachers will call parents on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 to set up screenings for the year. Screenings will be scheduled for Aug. 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Teachers will call parents on Monday, Aug. 24th with results from the screenings. Students and parents are invited to meet with teachers on Thursday, Aug. 27th and Friday, Aug. 28th. Those meetings will be scheduled by last name. Parents will be notified of their time to attend.
 
For more information, call (270) 465-4561.
 

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Campbellsville Boil Water Advisory

 

Boil Water Advisory

270-789-3133

Areas Affected:

Entire City limits of Campbellsville (All city/county customers)

 

Please be advised that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for the areas above as of

Date: 8/5/20

 

Due to a repair of a main line. Actions being taken include the following:

  1.  You should experience a water outage while these repairs are being made. While bacteriological contamination of the water has not been confirmed, the possibility of such contamination exists. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure to protect the health and welfare of consumers in your area.
  2. Bacteriological sampling will occur after the repairs are made.
  3. Sample Analysis will indicate the presence or absence of harmful bacteria in the water.
  4. The Kentucky Division of Water will be notified when a sample free of bacteria is taken. They will lift the boil water advisory at that time and you will be notified of such action as soon as possible.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Procedures:

  1. Boil any water used for human consumption
  2. Boil water for short-term use only
  3. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes.

Please call 270-789-3133 if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation during these necessary repairs.

 

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Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

 

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 40 deaths resulting in a 3.6% mortality rate among known cases.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 10 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 112 hospitalizations resulting in a 10% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 64% of ICU beds and 24% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 1 case today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Pulaski: 1. In all, we have released 72.6% of our total cases.


Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,123 cases since the onset of the outbreak.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 268 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 43 are asymptomatic.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 21 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 1; Cumberland: 3; Green: 1; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 1; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days.

 

NEW CASES INCLUDE:

Adair: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Green: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

Our cases are still on the rise. Please don’t forget the guidance. Everyone should continue to wear their face coverings, avoid crowds as much as possible, social distance, wash their hands frequently, increase sanitation, and avoid the touching of their faces.

 

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,102 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 30,866 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/01/20 (this includes 30,723 statewide plus 143 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor's/Department for Public Health's daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor's Executive Orders.

 

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FATAL ACCIDENT IN RUSSELL CO. CLAIMS LIFE OF ADAIR CO. MAN

 
At approximately 3:40 P.M. CDT on Wednesday, July 29th, KSP Post 15 received a call of a 2-vehicle collision at the 61-mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Russell County. The preliminary investigation revealed that 45-year-old Keith Coffman of Bowling Green, KY was traveling westbound in a 2019 Ford pickup truck towing trailers. For an unknown reason, Coffman’s vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway and the trailer he was towing struck a pedestrian, 71-year-old Joe Birdwell of Columbia, KY and a 1997 Dodge pickup truck, which was parked in the westbound emergency lane.
 
Birdwell was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in Birdwell’s vehicle, Kenneth Davis, 76, of Columbia, KY was also flown to University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A portion of the westbound lanes of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway were closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to investigate the collision.
 
KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriffs Office, R.C. Fire Dept., EMS and Rescue. The collision is still under investigation by Trooper Jason Warinner.
 

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Taylor County Man Charged With Wanton Endangerment

 

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that Landon Irwin, 26, of McVay Road is charged with firing a shot at someone then leaving the scene. Irwin was stopped on Roberts Road and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (a felony).

 

Deputy Steven Dobson made the arrest early Wednesday morning.
 

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Taylor County Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

 

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:23 A.M., Officer Elliott Taylor conducted a traffic stop in the area of South Central and Taylor Blvd. As a result of the traffic stop, Officer Taylor arrested 30-year-old Stacy Spencer of Campbellsville and charged her with Careless Driving, DUI 3rd offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth). She was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

 

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LCDHD Covid-19 Update


Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 37 deaths resulting in a 4.1% mortality rate among known cases.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 9 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 102 hospitalizations resulting in a 11.2% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 73% of ICU beds and 22% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 19 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 1; Casey: 8; Pulaski: 4; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 70.9% of our total cases.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 910 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 228 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 55 are asymptomatic.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 21 today: Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 1; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days.

 

NEW CASES INCLUDE:

 

Casey: 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Cumberland: 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Cumberland: 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Cumberland: 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

McCreary: 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, missing info

McCreary: 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Russell: 88-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic

Taylor: 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Taylor: 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Wayne: 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Wayne: 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

Last week we added 164 new cases, this week 163. For the last 3 weeks, our growth rate has been higher than the state average, this week we dropped back below state average. Last Saturday we had 7 cases that had ever been hospitalized, this week, 9 (this is a number we really must watch). Last Saturday we had 265 active cases, this week 228. We experienced 4 deaths this week related to COVID-19, and 3 each the 2 weeks prior. Our growth rate for new cases is now at 1.03 (doubling every 23 days). This was Kentucky’s second highest week of new cases since the outbreak began.

 

Long-term care centers account for 19.2% of where we see cases associated; places of worship, 17.2%; businesses, 16.2%; travel, 16.2%; and, recreation 13.1% (with several other categories with lesser percentages.

 

Our numbers are still high and projected to double every 23 days. Therefore, it continues to be important that each of us remain vigilant when it comes to wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing one’s hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching one’s face.

 

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Covid-19 Update in Lake Cumberland Region


Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 36 deaths resulting in a 4.4% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 15 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 97 hospitalizations resulting in a 11.8% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 69% of ICU beds and 23% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 19 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 3; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 3; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 67.9% of our total cases.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 825 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 229 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 44 are asymptomatic.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 22 today: Adair: 4; Casey: 5; Clinton: 1; Green: 1; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days.
 

The new cases include:

Adair: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Adair: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Adair: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Adair: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Casey: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Casey: A 99-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Casey: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Casey: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Casey: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: A 69-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic

Green: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Russell: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Taylor: A 92-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Taylor: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Wayne: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, missing info

 

You might note that the new case list above doesn’t match the new case summary above that. We removed a case from Pulaski and a case from Wayne today who turned out not to be positive cases.

 

We lost a 60-year-old female from Casey today. Also, our raw number of those hospitalized went up. While our hospitalization rate in near the state average, our mortality rate continues to be higher than state, national and world averages.

 

Our new case rate continues to be high. Please, don’t become complacent with wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching your face.

 

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 825 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 24,637 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/22/20 (this includes 24,540 statewide plus 97 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report).
 

Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases.
 

Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.

 

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Columbia Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident on Speck Ridge


An Adair County Man was injured early today in a motorcycle accident. 


Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Jonathon Clark, 56 of Columbia, swerved to miss a deer in the roadway when he lost control of the bike. The motorcycle mishap occurred at 5:09 a.m. this morning on Speck Ridge road in Taylor County. Clark was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
 

The accident was investigated by Officer Rodney Cox.
 

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Man Murdered in Campbellsville


On Tuesday night around 11:00pmET, Campbellsville Police responded to 102 Hill Street in Campbellsville in reference to an individual with a gunshot wound. Once officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 27 year old male deceased from a suspected gunshot wound. The victim was identified as James Micheal Carman, 27, of Campbellsville. Carman was pronounced deceased at the scene by Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook. 

 

The shooter had fled the scene and has not been arrested, however Campbellsville Police have obtained a warrant and are expecting to make an arrest.

 

The investigation is being conducted by Campbellsville Police Det./Sgt. Nelson Bishop.

 

Campbellsville Police was assisted at the scene by Campbellsville Fire, Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, and Taylor County Coroner’s Office.

 

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Campbellsville Police Investigated an Accident Monday

On Monday, July 20, 2020 at 2:30 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of East Broadway (US 68) and Robert’s Road Bypass. 

A 2013 Ford Edge operated by 54 year old Tina Bagby of Campbellsville pulled into the path of a 2007 Buick Lacrosse operated by 75 year old Howard Sallee also of Campbellsville.  A passenger in the Sallee vehicle, 73 year old Laura Sallee of Campbellsville was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS for treatment.  There were no other injuries reported. 

 

 

Date: Monday, July 20, 2020                Time: 2:30 P.M.

 

Location: East Broadway and Robert’s Road Bypass

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department, Campbellsville Fire, and Campbellsville Taylor County EMS.

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Jacob Hedgespeth

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

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Leadership Lebanon-Marion County Class Cancelled

 The Leadership Lebanon-Marion County Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-21 Leadership Lebanon-Marion County Class due the many concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The challenges of trying to adhere to guidelines, restrictions of visiting businesses, and the possible risks to participants are too great.

 

The committee considers the health and safety of everyone in the program the top priority.

 

Leadership Lebanon-Marion County is an important program which has been educating future leaders about our community since 1987. We hope to resume the program in the fall of 2021.

 

 

Greg Gribbins

Executive Director

Marion County Chamber of Commerce

239 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 201

Lebanon, KY 40033

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Covid Numbers

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 35 deaths resulting in a 4.5% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 12 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 94 hospitalizations resulting in a 12% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 71% of ICU beds and 22% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 30 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 8; Casey: 8; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 3; Green: 6; Russell: 1; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 66.4% of our total cases.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 782 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 228 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 46 are asymptomatic.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 17 today: Adair: 3; Casey: 2; Clinton: 1; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 4; and, Taylor: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.04. This means our total case count is projected to double every 17.67 days. The new cases include:

Adair: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Clinton: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

We lost a 91-year-old female from Casey today to COVID-19. Our hospitalization rate is near the state average, but our mortality rate remains significantly higher than state and national averages. We are pleased we have released more than we have added as new cases the last couple of days. Please, don’t become complacent with wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching your face.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 782 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 23,524 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/20/20 (this includes 23,414 statewide plus 110 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.

https://www.lcdhd.org/2020/07/20/public-information-brief-7-20-20/

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Record Number of Covid-19 Cases in Kentucky

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 34 deaths resulting in a 4.4% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 14 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 94 hospitalizations resulting in a 12.3% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 70% of ICU beds and 20% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 41 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 10; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; Pulaski: 6; Russell: 6; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 63.9% of our total cases.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 765 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 242 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 48 are asymptomatic.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 18 today: Adair: 2; Clinton: 2; Pulaski: 11; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.04. This means our total case count is projected to double every 17.67 days. The new cases include:

 

Adair: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Adair: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Clinton: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info

Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info

Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, missing info

Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic

Taylor: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Taylor: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 

We start the week off tough with a death, our 34 th . Today, we lost a 95-year-old female from Casey. On the upside, we released 41 cases today as recovered. Please don’t become complacent with wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching your face.

 

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 765 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 23,271 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/19/20 (this includes 23,161 statewide plus 110 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.

 

[ https://www.lcdhd.org/2020/07/19/public-information-brief-7-19-20/ | https://www.lcdhd.org/2020/07/19/public-information-brief-7-19-20/ ]

 

 

 

 

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Campbellsville City Council will Meet Monday

Agenda

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 20th, 2020

7:00 PM

 

 

6:30 PM - Public Hearing:  Healing Place: Close out FY 2019 - 2020

 

 

714.0   Call to Order

 

715.0   Approval of Minutes (3)

 

716.0   Financials

 

717.0   Reports

 

718.0   Old Business

 

            718.1   2nd Reading of Stormwater Ordinance #20-05

 

719.0   New Business

            719.1   Resolution #20-04 Submission of New Application to Dept. of Local Gov. for

                        Recovery Kentucky program funds (Healing Place)

            719.2   Resolution #20-05 Approving City Road System

            719.3   Recommendation from Over-Sight Committee to Approve Emergency Purchase

                        Of Medic Unit

            719.4   Resolution #20-06 Findings Concerning the Role of Councilman Randall B. Herron

                        With Mid-America Ambulance & Coach Sales

            719.5   Approval of Financing for New Medic Unit

            719.6   Approval of Memorandum of Understanding

            719.7   1st Reading of Ordinance #20-04 Adopting with Amendments Regulations and

                        Requirements for Alcohol Beverage Control

            719.8   Approval to Surplus Sanitation Trucks

 

720.0   Comments

 

721.0   Adjournment

 

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Boating Accident on Green River

Boating Accident Green River Lake

Near Pikes Ridge Recreation Area

7-17-2020

 

Call Received 1336

On Scene 1350

Rescue Boat to Victims 1352

Leaving Scene 1536

 

Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a boating accident near Emerald Isle Marina. Upon arrival incident command viewed via binoculars an upside down boat with multiple subjects in the water. Nearby boaters where also approaching the area to assist the victims. Marine 1 arrived on the scene and secured all 6 victims and ensured all occupants was accounted for and transported to Emerald Isle Marina to awaiting CTCEMS Medic Units. All patients refused transport.  Fire rescue personnel also helped secure the watercraft to avoid any other incidents in the area and control environmental impact. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident. 

 

11- CFD Personnel 

 

CFD Apparatus

Rescue 1, Squad 1, Marine 1, Marine 2, Chief

 

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Ham Days 2020 is Cancelled

Due to the many concerns and risks surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Marion County Country Ham Days scheduled for September 25-27.

The decision was reached after extensive research and discussion about the corona virus and numerous challenges to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and attendees. An event of this size creates an impossibility for social distancing and required temperature and health checks. In addition, Covid-19 coverage is not included in our liability insurance policy.

Although all events have been cancelled, we are exploring the option of hosting a “virtual” Pokey Pig 5K and an outdoor Central Kentucky Idol and hope to be announcing details soon.

The Chamber Board understands the impact of this decision but, considers the safety of our community the highest priority.

We appreciate the tremendous support from our community and the many Country Ham Days’ sponsors and volunteers over the last 50 years and are already looking forward to 2021!

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Covid-19 Update

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 32 deaths resulting in a 4.7% mortality rate among known cases.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 7 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 84 hospitalizations resulting in a 12.3% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 62% of ICU beds and 19% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 17 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 5; Pulaski: 2;

Russell: 5; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 59.7% of our total cases.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 682 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2772 individuals during our contact tracing.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 243 active cases in our district across 10 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 52 are asymptomatic.

 

 New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 29

today: Adair: 3; Casey: 10; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; Green: 1;

Pulaski: 1; Russell: 7; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.05. This means our total case count is projected to double every 14.2 days. The new cases include:

 

Adair: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Adair: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Adair: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Casey: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Casey: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Casey: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Casey: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Casey: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Casey: A 96-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Casey: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Casey: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Casey: A 93-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Casey: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Clinton: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Cumberland: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Cumberland: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

 Russell: A 3 month-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Russell: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Wayne: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Wayne: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 Wayne: A 24-year-old male who is hospitalized, asymptomatic

 

Our number in the hospital went down by two today to seven. That is very positive. Since hospitalizations and mortality follow spikes in cases by a few weeks, we will keep a close eye on these numbers.

 

The best way to slow the spread of the virus is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.

 

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 682 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 20,804 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all

120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/15/20 (this includes 20,677 statewide plus 127 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor's/Department for Public Health's daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe

COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.

 

https://www.lcdhd.org/2020/07/15/public-information-brief-7-15-20/

[https://www.lcdhd.org/2020/07/15/public-information-brief-7-15-20/]

 

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Senator Max Wise Announced He Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

Frankfort, Ky. (July 13, 2020) - The following is a statement from Senator Max Wise regarding his positive COVID-19 test:

"This past Thursday, I began experiencing very mild symptoms that I thought might be consistent with COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, I contacted my local healthcare provider first thing Friday morning and was scheduled to be seen that afternoon. Two tests were given, and both tests yielded positive results. Since that test on Friday afternoon, I have felt fine and I am no longer experiencing any symptoms.

Prior to Thursday, I felt fine and had even taken my temperature daily before coming in contact with anyone or traveling to Frankfort. It was always within the normal range. I am thankful that I am one of the lucky ones who has not had to deal with the hardships that others have faced upon being diagnosed. Like the healthcare community recommends, I will be self-quarantining until I am released by my local health department and staying away from others in the confines of my home.

My wife, Heather, is a pediatric dentist in our community. She has never experienced any symptoms that would lead her to believe she might have the virus, but out of an abundance of caution, she has taken two COVID-19 tests, and both came back negative. As directed by the local health department, they have cleared her to return to work using the proper personal protective equipment as they have always done.

Our healthcare workers and first responders who are on the front lines every day are true patriots in providing care for others who are much worse off than I am. For that, we owe them a debt of gratitude.

During my quarantine, I will be handling communications online, and attending committee meetings remotely, making sure I can attend to my constituents' needs. I have also been open and transparent in contacting Senate leadership, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Governor, letting them know my situation. After my quarantine, I will be right back to work for the Commonwealth. But until then I'm sure my wife has a list of chores for me to do around the house and away from the family."

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Campbellsville Woman Arrested at Walmart

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:17 P.M. Campbellsville Police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a female causing a disturbance.  Officers came into contact with 31 year old Brittany L. Cox of Campbellsville.  After a brief investigation, Cox was found to have stolen items, which were concealed in her purse, along with drugs and paraphernalia.  Cox was then arrested and transported to the Taylor County Detention Center.  During her transport to the detention center, Cox attempted to destroy and hide evidence.  She was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with the following;

Burglary 3rd degree

Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree

Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia

Public Intoxication

Tampering with Physical Evidence

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree

Promoting Contraband 1st degree

 

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020               Time: 6:17 P.M.

 

Location: Wal-Mart

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Elliott Taylor

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

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Green County Woman Arrested at Walmart

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:08 P.M. Campbellsville Police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter.  Hannah R. Phillips age 25 of Greensburg, was arrested for shoplifting and search incident to arrest, Phillips was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine.

She was arrested and charged with;

Theft by Unlawful Taking U/$500 (shoplifting)

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

 

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020                Time: 3:08 P.M.

 

Location: Wal-Mart

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Aaron Fields

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

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Traffic Advisory - KY 323 (West Main Street) In Campbellsville/Taylor County

Work begins Monday on a project to replace the superstructure of the bridge over Buckhorn Creek along KY 323 (West Main Street) in Campbellsville/Taylor County.

 

The project will require closure of the bridge, which is expected to last approximately one month. Motorists should prepare to utilize one of the short alternate routes around the bridge closure location. Signage on approach to the work zone has been visible over the past week to alert local traffic of the upcoming work and closure.

 

Awarded to Scott and Murphy, Incorporated for the amount of $496,875 in August of 2019, completion of the contract is specified by September 1st of 2020.

 

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