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Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department now has Johnson and Johnson vaccine for Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C (most people now qualify). Call your local health department for an appointment.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.89%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 380 deaths resulting in a 1.79% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.42% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.82% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 21 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,174 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.82%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 15.25% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 21,207 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.15% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 0.39% are reinfections.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 54 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 10; Casey: 1; Cumberland: 7; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 18; Russell: 2; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 4. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 20 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 144 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On Stop we were at our peak number of active cases, 144.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 2% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 35 today: Adair: -1; Casey: 2; Cumberland: 6; Green: 3; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 1; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 514.48 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on Stop when we added 36 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Casey: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 49-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 14-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Cumberland: A 58-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Cumberland: A 28-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Cumberland: A 21-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Cumberland: A 33-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Cumberland: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 86-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at the data today may appear that Adair’s numbers are off. This is because we moved one Adair case to a county outside our district.

The death we report today is a 79-year-old individual from Taylor who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

We added fewer cases today than for the same time period last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate went down. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day average incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data. Our 7-day incidence rate chart is showing 2 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Green, and Taylor; 6 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne; and 2 counties in the “red-critical” range: Clinton, and McCreary.

Don’t forget that in countries like Brazil, India, France, Italy, and Germany we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. Also, states like New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are seeing sharp increases. Therefore, please do not assume that the pandemic is completely behind us and take the vaccine as soon as you can. Also, until the vaccine is widely available, and a significant percentage of the population has taken it, let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.

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Covid-19 Cases in The Lincoln Trail District

County

Total Cases

Active

Recovered

Deceased

New Cases

Hardin

9064

115

8811

138

28

Larue

1255

9

1222

24

0

Marion

2180

21

2123

36

2

Meade

1997

18

1957

22

5

Nelson

4700

34

4617

49

6

Washington

1354

16

1304

34

0

Totals

20550

213

20034

303

41

 

 

Baby Perishes In Adair County House Fire

Columbia, KY (March 30, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 15 was contacted by Adair County 911 on March 29th, 2021 at approximately 5:18am in reference to a structure fire that occurred on Slick Rock West Road resulting in one fatality. Upon arrival Detective B.J. Burton determined that there were three people inside of the building when it caught fire. 61 year old Ruby Stotts was able to make it out of the building and was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. An 11 year old female received severe burns and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. A 20 month old male child was found inside the residence and pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner. At this time, the exact cause of this fire is unknown however foul play is not suspected. Det. Burton was assisted at the scene by Trooper Mike Woodrum, Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Police Department, Adair County Fire Department, Adair County EMS, and The State Fire Marshall’s Office. 

Campbellsville Woman Arrested on Heroin Charges

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:09 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to 815 North Columbia Avenue to assist Probation and Parole. 

 

29-year-old Bronte Karr, who lived at the residence, was found to have illegal drugs in her possession. Ms. Karr was arrested and charged with;

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Heroin)

Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (Drug unspecified)

Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Karr was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021          Time: 1:09 P.M.

 

Location: 815 North Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department and Kentucky Probation and Parole

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Ian McCullough and Probation and Parole Officer Campbell

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Campbellsville Woman Charged with DUI/Meth

On Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:33 A.M., Campbellsville Police received a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver in the area of East Broadway. 

 

Officer Aaron Fields made contact with the vehicle in question and after an investigation determined that 24-year-old Makayla Mardis of Campbellsville was indeed under the influence, Mardis was arrested and charged with the following;

DUI 1st

Operating on a Suspended License

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

No Insurance

 

Date: Monday, March 29, 2021           Time: 11:33 A.M.

 

Location: East Broadway, Campbellsville

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Aaron Fields

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Adair County Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

 

Earlier this week, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman was contacted about a possible puppy mill where the animals were in need of intervention due to health and living conditions. An investigation was launched and on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at approximately 2:30pmCT, the Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at a residence off Johnny Harvey Rd in the Breeding community. Once the scene was made safe, Guardians of Rescue, a national non-profit organization who organized teams from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee came in to assist with animals and assessment.

 

The Sheriffs Office found probable cause to seize 141 dogs and 9 cats. A little after 4:00amCT on Thursday, March 25, 2021 after nearly 14 hours on the scene, all animals had been triaged and were on their way to rescues. The animals were surrendered to Guardians of Rescue who will oversee their care. Once they're healthy and have received any medical care needed, they will be adopted out to new homes.   

Debra Remmer, 65, of the Breeding community of Adair County, KY was charged with 141 counts of Cruelty to Animals 2nd degree. 

The investigation is ongoing by the Sheriffs Office and they want to thank the rescue teams and volunteers who assisted at the scene.


 

 

Fatal Collision Closes KY 210 in Taylor County

 

Campbellsville, KY. (March 25, 2021) – Kentucky State Police investigated a five-vehicle fatal collision on KY 210, 7 miles west of Campbellsville around 1:00 p.m. ET.
 
The preliminary investigation indicates a 2006 Freightliner semi truck being operated by 48-year-old Donald Slusher of Flat Lick, KY was traveling north on KY 210 when he overturned striking four vehicles including a 2016 Freightliner box truck operated by 58-year-old Oscar Miller of Louisville, KY, a 2017 Chevrolet being operated by 25 year-old Tamara Knowles of Greensburg, KY, a 2019 Ford being operated by 52-year-old Clark Marshall of Greensburg, KY and a 2015 Chevrolet being operated by 27-year-old Brandon Heath of Harrah, Oklahoma.  
 
Brandon Heath was pronounced deceased by the Taylor County Coroner's Office. The remaining four persons involved in the accident were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 
 
Trooper Weston Sullivan is investigating and was assisted by members of Kentucky State Police, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, EMS & Fire, along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
 

MORE DETAILS ON HWY 210 FATAL ACCIDENT...

 
One person was killed and 3 others injured in a 2-vehicle accident on Highway 210 in Taylor County yesterday (Thursday).
 
Reportedly, an Oklahoma man died at the scene of the accident and 3 others were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. The accident occurred near the Pitman Creek bridge approx. 7 miles west of Campbellsville. The accident closed Hwy 210 for several hours on Thursday.
 
Kentucky State Police are continuing the investigation. 
 

Boil Water Advisory Has Been Lifted In Campbellsville

 

Campbellsville Water

Lifted Boil Water Advisory

 

 

Date: 3/25/21

Re: Boil Water Advisory

 

The Division of Water has lifted the boil water advisory for the areas listed below. All tests taken were negative. The presence of harmful bacteria was/is not present. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 270-789-3133 or after 4:30 PM at 270-465-5591.

 

Area Affected: System Wide

 

Kim Ford

Office Supervisor/Customer Account Coordinator

110 S. Columbia Avenue, Suite A

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Phone: (270) 789-3133

 

Hosparus Health's Regional Hope & Healing Celebration April 11th

 

(LOUISVILLE, ELIZABETHTOWN, CAMPBELLSVILLE & BOWLING GREEN, KY; NEW ALBANY & JASPER, IN) - With the isolation brought on by COVID-19, surviving family members and others connected to victims of sudden death, including homicide, suicide, line of duty, overdose or accident, need support more than ever. That’s why the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center will host “Hope & Healing,” a celebration of life and art-making workshop, on Sunday, April 11, at 4 p.m. Due to current pandemic restrictions, the event will be held virtually on Facebook and YouTube.  

 

Hope and Healing promotes a space of healing with readings, music and messages honoring and celebrating the lives of those who died. During the program, speakers will share how they have coped, continued moving forward and found hope after experiencing sudden and tragic loss.  

 

Families are encouraged to submit their loved ones’ names at http://bit.ly/HopeandHealing2021 by April 7 to have them included in the remembrance. After the main program, viewers are invited stay for a guided art activity on how to create a memorial. 

 

A limited number of art materials for the memorial display will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 10, from noon to 3 p.m. EST at the following locations: 

  • Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N Sixth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202 
  • Hosparus Health Louisville, 6200 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Ky. 40205 
  • Hosparus Health Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, Ind. 47150 
  • Hosparus Health Central Kentucky, 105 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, Ky. 42702 
  • Hosparus Health Barren River, 101 Riverwood Ave., Suite B, Bowling Green, Ky. 42103 
  • Hosparus Health Green River, 295 Campbellsville Bypass, Suite 5, Campbellsville, Ky. 


For more information, contact the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center at 502-456-5451 or 888-345-8197. 


The event presented in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Center and the Kentucky Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

 

About Hosparus Health 

Since 1978, Hosparus Health, a fully accredited not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization, has provided medical care, grief counseling, symptom and medication management and more for people facing serious and chronic illnesses in 41 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Hosparus Health is one of the nation’s largest hospice and palliative care providers with over 600 employees and more than 700 volunteers?. In 2019, the organization cared for 8,800 patients and families. Visit www.HosparusHealth.org for more information or call 800-264-0521.  

 

Campbellsville Boil Water Advisory

 

The Campbellsville Water Company has issued a system wide boil water advisory. This includes all customers who pay their water bills at the Campbellsville Water Company. The Boil Water Advisory is due to a main water line break near the Kids Spot.

 

Campbellsville Man Arrested After Shooting at Car

 

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said his department responded to the report of a stolen vehicle last night on Greensburg Road. Through investigation it was learned that Ralph Perkins, 65, of Campbellsville was attempting to stop a vehicle that was in his name but in his daughters possession. While attempting to stop the car, Perkins is charged with firing 2 shots at the vehicle. Elizabeth Underwood and Brandon Edelin were in the auto when the shots were fired. 

 

Perkins was charged with 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment and lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

 

Taylor County Sheriff Department assisted by Campbellsville Police and KSP Post 15 in Columbia.

 

 

Taylor County Man Arrested After Shots Fired at Lucky Vista Hotel

 

The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded to the Lucky Vista Motel on Thursday morning in reference to shots fired.

 

According to Sheriff Allen Newton, 38-year-old James Young of Campbellsville fired a shot grazing two people. Young is facing assault and drug charges.

 

The arrest was made by Taylor Co. Deputy Rodney Cox. He was assisted by Campbellsville Police.
 

KSP Investigating Death of Taylor County Detention Center Inmate


Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook was called to Taylor Regional Hospital Tuesday morning in reference to the death of an inmate from the Taylor County Detention Center. Cook told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Kevin Rawlings was found unresponsive in the jail. CPR was performed and Rawlings was transported to TRH and pronounced dead. The cause of death is not known at this time pending the autopsy report.

 

Cook said the case was turned over to Kentucky State Police in Columbia for a complete investigation. 

No foul play is suspected at this time, according to Cook.
 

Man Arrested After Standing in Road Yelling while Under the Influence of Drugs

 

At 2:30amET this morning (Wednesday), Campbellsville Police responded to East Walnut Street in reference to a male causing a disturbance. Officer Josh Patrick arrived on scene and located 34-year-old Mario Thompson standing in the middle of the roadway yelling. Once Mr. Thompson was placed under arrest, it was determined he was in possession of suspected Methamphetamine.
 
Thompson was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

Covid-19 Cases in The Lincoln Trail District

 

County

 

     Total Cases  

 

   Active

 

     Recovered

 

   Deceased

   

   New Cases

Hardin

8853

129

8597

127

20

Larue

1238

27

1190

21

4

Marion

2146

17

2096

33

4

Meade

1972

23

1929

20

3

Nelson

4655

67

4539

49

17

Washington

1338

19

1285

34

3

Totals

20202

282

19636

284

51

KSP Post 15 Investigates Fatal Collison On Cumberland Parkway

 

Columbia, KY (March 15, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a single vehicle fatal collision this morning (Tuesday) at approximately 6:50amCT on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Adair County at the 46 mile marker.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that Ricky E. Nelson, 58, of Dawson, GA was operating a 2020 freightliner Cascadia, eastbound on the Cumberland Parkway when he crossed over the median into the west bound lane, through the guardrail, and overturned on the westbound shoulder. Nelson was wearing his seat belt and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Adair County Coroner.

 

This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Allen Shirley. Tpr. Shirley was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Adair County Fire Department, Adair County Sheriffs Department, Adair County EMS, and the Columbia Police Department.

 

 

Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.99%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 376 deaths resulting in a 1.81% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1.2% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.82% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 26 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,154 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.77%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 24.59% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,825 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.97% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 43 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 2; Clinton: 4; Green: 8; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 2; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.3% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 3 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 176 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,343.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 6% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 41 today: Adair: 6; Casey: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 10; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 2; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 561.89 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

 

Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 63-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 79-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 58-year-old female who is released, 3/15/21;
McCreary: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic

 

A close look at our data may appear that Pulaski’s numbers are off today. That is because we removed 2 cases that ended up residing outside of our district. Our Taylor numbers may appear off also. This is because we removed one case that didn’t end up meeting case definition.

 

The death we report today is a 91-year-old individual from Pulaski who had been hospitalized.

 

Our total number of new cases went down slightly compared to the last time-interval for this time last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate dropped slightly. We now have 5 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Russell, and Wayne; 4 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, McCreary, Pulaski, and Taylor; and 1 county in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Green.

 

Until the vaccine is widely available, let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.

 

Campbellsville Police Investigate Injury Accident

 

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:57amET, Campbellsville Police responded to the intersection of US 68 (Greensburg Road) and Bambi Drive in reference to a collision with injuries. A 2007 Nissan Quest, operated by 55-year-old Linda R. Hatcher of Campbellsville, KY pulled into the path of a 2005 Ford Escape being operated by 36-year-old Casey J. Davis of Magnolia, KY. 

 

Both Hatcher and Davis were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS.

 

Location: Intersection of US 68 (Greensburg Road) and Bambi Drive

 

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

 

Investigating Officer: Corporal Ryan Jewell

 

Covid-19 Cases in Lake Cumberland District

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.94%.

 

Deaths: We regret we must report 8 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 371 deaths resulting in a 1.8% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.18% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.8% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 41 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,145 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.56% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.74%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 19.35% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,599 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.86% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 24 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 1; Green: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 6; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 97.1% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 9 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 220 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,343.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 5% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 36 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 4; Clinton: 1; Green: 2; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 12; Russell: 1; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.002. This means our total case count is projected to double every 458 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

 

Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Adair: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 47-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 77-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 45-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Wayne: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic

 

The following deaths we report today are long-term care deaths that happened some weeks ago but have just now been reconciled with the state numbers. There was a 73-year-old individual from McCreary; an 80-year-old individual from McCreary; a 76-year-old individual from McCreary, 77-year-old individual from Taylor; and 81-year-old indiviidual from Taylor, and a 76-year-old individual from Taylor who had also been hospitalized. Each of these had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

 

The additional deaths we report today are: a 69-year-old individual from Pulaski who had been hospitalized, who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness; and a 81-year-old individual from Russell who had been hospitalized, who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

Area vaccination efforts are moving forward, and our new cases continue to slow. We have 2 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Cumberland, and Russell; 7 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, and Wayne; and 1 county in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Taylor.

 

Until the vaccine is widely available, let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.

 

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 20,599 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 412,268 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 411,917 statewide plus 351 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the COVID-19 guidance. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.

 

Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 4.06%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 363 deaths resulting in a 1.77% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.17% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.81% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 39 cases in the hospital. This is 4 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,142 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.55% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.74%. The latest data shows that 80% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 15% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,563 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.84% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 97 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 8; Casey: 6; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 31; Pulaski: 16; Russell: 10; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 11. In all, we have released 97.2% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 53 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 211 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,341.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 5% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 45 today: Adair: 3; Clinton: 1; Green: 6; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 3; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.002. This means our total case count is projected to double every 433.11 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is released, 3/08/21;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 45-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, not listed;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old male who is released, 3/07/21;
Taylor: A 56-year-old male who is released, 3/07/21;
Taylor: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;

A close look at our data may appear McCreary and Pulaski’s numbers are off today. This is because we deleted a couple of cases as not meeting criteria.

The death we report today is a 50-year-old individual from Russell who had been hospitalized.

We added fewer cases today than last Monday. This is particularly impressive since last week we added Sunday and Monday cases on Monday and this week we added Saturday, Sunday, and Monday cases today. So, things are looking good with the new case rate.

We have 1 county in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Cumberland; 8 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne; and only 1 county in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Taylor.

Please, do not become complacent with observing the guidance just because things are looking up. The last thing we need is to give this virus a chance to take off again. The federal and state public health officials are saying everyone who wants the vaccine should be able to have at least their first dose by the end of May. So, until the vaccine is widely available, let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 20,563 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 411,409 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 411,040 statewide plus 369 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the COVID-19 guidance. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.

https://www.lcdhd.org/info-tools/health-assessments-and-statistics/health_report_card/covid19-state-wide-outbreak-2/covid-19-media-public/daily-brief/

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Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments


The Taylor County Grand jury has indicted the following people on various charges,

 
Dominique J. Allen and Catherine D. Wilcoxson of Campbellsville are facing charges of child abuse, the two are accused of abusing a child under the age of 12 by breaking the infant childs leg.
 
Susan G Gribbins and Kenneth L. Scott both of Lebanon are charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, improper display of registration plate. The two are linked to numerous storage building burglaries in Campbellsville and Taylor County.
 
Dee Dee Carrier of Campbellsville was indicted on charges of assault on a police officer, terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct.
 
Ryan D. Warnick of Campbellsville was indicted on assault and identity theft charges.
 
Cleveland W. Creech of Campbellsville was indicted for strangulation, unlawful imprisonment and assault charges.
 
Gretchen Edwards of Campbellsville was indicted on burglary and theft charges.
 
Shelly B. estes of Greensburg was indicted by the grand jury on charges of burglary and theft.
 
Denver C. Olbers of Campbellsville was indicted on burglary and theft charges.
 
Robert O. Deering of Campbellsville was charged with assault and violating an EPO.
 
Jordan M. Dunn of Campbellsville was charged with strangulation, unlawful imprisonment and assault.
 
Jordan Reins of Campbellsville was indicted on charges of wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a felon, violation of EPO.
 
Christopher D. Foster of Louisville was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, fleeing police, DUI...
 
Kevin M. Rawlings Sr. of Campbellsville was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, criminal mischief, DUI (agg circumstances)...
 
Thomas Stanley Rawlings of Campbellsville was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance.
 
April S. Page of Campbellsville possession of methamphetamine, wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.
 
James Malone of Campbellsville was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, illegal take/deer/turkey, criminal littering, spotlighting...
 
Cortany Giles of Knifley was indicted in Taylor County on charges of possession of a controlled substance.
 
Carolyn R. Shremshock of Elkhorn was indicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine, DUI and other drug charges.
 
Gary L. McKinney of Lexington was indicted for possession of methamphetamine.
 
Rick S. Bruner of Lebanon was indicted on methamphetamine and wanton endangement, DUI and other traffic charges.
 
Derek Cowan of Columbia was indicted on drug charges, possession of methamphetamineand and various traffic charges.
 
Kristin N. Simadis of Campbellsville was indicted for possession of methamphetamine. 
 
Shawn Mann of Campbellsville was indicted for possession of a controlled substance.
 
Alfred Coon of Campbellsville was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, DUI and tampering with evidence.
 
(WVLC radio reminds our readers that an indictment is only a legal accusation and further court action is necessary)
 
 

KSP Post 15 Monthly Activity Report


Columbia, KY (March 3, 2021) During the month of February 2021, there were 26 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

 

There were 3 fatal collisions during the month of February in the Post 15 area:

  1. Michael Stevens, 50, of Cumberland Co. was killed on 02/01/2021 in Clinton County, KY.
  2. Alejandro Diaz, 20, of Casey Co. was killed on 02/02/2021 in Adair County, KY.
  3. Jackie Emberton, 67, of Monroe Co. was killed on 02/24/2021 in Metcalfe County, KY.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 4 compared with 3 through this same period in 2020.


Statewide fatality count stands at 85 compared with 89 through this same period in 2020.

 

During the month of February 2021, there were 899 citations written, 188 courtesy notices written, 439 complaints answered, 120 motorists assisted, 46 criminal cases opened and 236 criminal arrests made.

 

Marion County Woman Injured in Accident in Campbellsville


On Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:55 A.M., Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Lebanon Avenue and Miller Park Drive. 

 

A 2017 Toyota Corolla operated by 65 year old Eunice Miller of Raywick, KY., pulled into the path of a 2013 Lincoln MKZ operated by 64 year old David Rice of Campbellsville. 

 

Miller was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, however Rice refused treatment and transport by EMS. 

 

 

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021  

 

Location: Lebanon Avenue and Miller Park Drive

 

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

 

Investigating Officer: Officer Aaron Fields

 

Adair County Man Dies in ATV vs Car Crash


On Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:02pmCT,  Adair County 911 received a call of a collision between a vehicle and an ATV.  The Adair County Sheriff's Office along with Emergency Services were dispatched to Burton Garmon Rd, 5 miles north of Columbia. Upon Sheriff Brockman and Chief Deputy Justin Cross’s arrival, they found that a Ford SUV had collided head-on with a Honda 4- wheeler. 

 
The preliminary investigation indicates that 36-year-old Ryan Scott Banks of Columbia, KY was operating a Honda ATV south on Burton Garmon Rd along with a passenger, his son, 13-year-old Nathan Banks of Columbia. Ryan Banks collided with a 2002 Ford Explorer being operated by 27-year-old Wanda Wallace of Columbia who was traveling north on Burton Garmon Rd. 
    
As a result of the collision, Ryan Scott Banks was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries he sustained. His son, Nathan Banks, was airlifted from the scene by Air Evac to the UK Hospital in Lexington where he is in serious condition. Ryan Banks was not wearing a helmet; Nathan Banks was wearing a helmet. Wallace and her passengers sustained minor injuries and were not transported to a medical facility.

The collision is being investigated by Sheriff Josh Brockman. Chief Deputy Justin Cross and KSP assisted at the scene.

Agencies responding: Adair Sheriff's Office, Adair EMS, KSP, Air Evac and the Columbia Adair Fire Department.
 

Saturday Morning Wreck on 210 Bypass takes down Traffic Lights

 

On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 4:07 A.M., Campbellsville Police responded to Kentucky Highway 210 in the area of Colton’s restaurant, in reference to a collision with injuries. 

 

A 2005 Chrysler operated by 46 year old Shelley L. Dobbs of Louisville lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a traffic light support pole.  Dobbs was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for possible injuries, however a passenger in the Dobbs’ vehicle, Michael Coons of Lagrange, KY.  was not injured. 

 

Location: Kentucky 210 and Nancy Cox Drive.

 

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

 

Investigating Officer: Officer Josh Morgan

 

Old Bottling Company in Greensburg Destroyed


The old Greensburg Bottling Company building was destroyed after weekend flooding that caused the front interior/exterior of the structure to collapse, a portion of the building fell into Depot Street taking down power lines causing a Kentucky Utility transformer to explode. 

 

The historic building housed the former Greensburg Bottling Company, makers of Double Cola and Ski.

 

 

 

7 Vehicles & 1 Building Destroyed in Green County Fire


Green County Firemen responded to a garage fire on Friday morning, February 26, 2021 on Fry Ridge Road. Fire chief Lawrence Gupton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that a car ignited the blaze that quickly spread throughout the structure destroying seven vehicles and the building.

 

Greensburg-Green County, Campbellsville-Taylor County and Summersville Firemen battled the blaze.

 

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