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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2021-05

Covid-19 Update, The Lake Cumberland District

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.49%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 444 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.48% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,259 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.59% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.97%. The latest data shows that 73.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 17.74% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,508 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.78% 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, 0.51% are reinfections, and 1.52% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 30 cases Friday from isolation.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. Of our active cases, 12% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 12 on Friday: Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 983.92 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Friday’s new cases include:

Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

We added 107 new cases this week compared to 133 last week. Two COVID-19 deaths occurred during this week. We had 86 active cases on Friday compared to 115 last Friday. We have 17 hospitalized cases compared to 10 last Friday. Our 7-day-average incidence rate was 7.30 this Friday compared to 9.07 last Friday.

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Two Adults and a Dog Were Rescued Saturday After a Fall From a Cliff at Green River

Campbellsville Fire Rescue Special Operations was dispatched to multi victim rope rescue situation with 2 adults and 1 dog over a 300' bluff off of Turkey Bluff Trail at Green River Lake. Rescuers deployed Zodiac 1 and USACE watercraft under the victims location, in the event they fell down the bluff before our arrival. Upon arrival at the accident site, firefighters assessed the situation and had 1 patient approximately 50' down the bluff in a stable situation leaning on a large tree. The second victim and dog was approximately 150' over the bluff on a small sapling approximately 10' from a 100' vertical drop off into Green River Lake. A high angle rope rescue system was set up and a rescuer was lowered down to the victim. The rescuer placed the victim and the dog in a harness. Once the victim was secured, a haul team raised the victim using a compound mechanical advantage system. Once the 1st victim was rescued, the efforts then shifted to the second victim. Another rescuer was lowered down and put the patient in a harness and he was hauled up via mechanical advantage. Both victims and the Black Lab, named Goose, was tired but refused medical transport. 

 

Special Thank You to off duty Bardstown Fire Department Captain Trevor Mattingly, Darrel Wise Green River Stables and mounted rescuers Cody and Casey Carpenter from Lancaster, KY for their assistance in helping with the rescue. 

 

10 Rescuers on the scene

 

CFD Apparatus on scene

R1, S4, Ranger 10 and Chief

 

Assisting Agencies

Campbellsville Taylor County EMS

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

United States Army Corps of Engineers

 

Thursday Morning Accident at Black Gnat Injured Two People

The Taylor County Sheriff department was dispatched to a one vehicle accident this morning at 6:00am, sheriff Allen Newton said that Stephanie Marcum age 37 of Campbellsville lost control of her 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 colliding with a guardrail and overturning.

 
Marcum and her passenger Joshua Marcum age 34 were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, the accident investigated by Captain Brian Pickard.

Kentucky State Police Post 15 Investigates Two Vehicle Injury Collison In Adair County


Columbia, KY (May 26, 2021) Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a two vehicle injury collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 206 and Haven Hills Cemetery Rd. at 9:56 A.M.  Michael Keltner, age 35 of Columbia was operating a 2019 Ambulance, Eastbound on KY 206, with the emergency equipment activated, when he attempted to pass 87 year old, Otis Burton of Columbia, who was also travelling east bound on KY 206 in a 2007 Buick passenger car. Burton made a left hand turn off of KY 206 onto Haven Hills Cemetery Road at the same time Keltner was attempting to pass. Keltner struck Burton in the driver’s side causing moderate damage.  Burton’s vehicle continued into the cemetery striking several headstones.  Burton was belted and was transported by EMS to TJ health Columbia.  Keltner, was belted, continued on striking a rock wall and telephone pole. This collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Zach Scott. Tpr. Scott was assisted at the scene by additional KSP troopers, Adair County Fire, EMS and rescue.


 

Taylor County Sheriff Dept Investigated Wreck Near Mannsville

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that Robert Ashburn age 60 of Mannsville was traveling Merimac Road last night around 11:30pm when an animal ran into the path of his auto causing him to lose control and strike a tree head on. Ashburn was taken to Taylor County Hospital and later transferred to  University of Louisville.

 

The accident investiagted by Stephen Dobson with the TCSO.

Local Fire Fighter Cody Wood is Labeled a Hero For Saving a Life

Near Drowning at Green River Lake On Monday May 24, 2021 at 6:35PM off duty firefighter Cody Wood and his wife, Morgan, had just launched their personal boat to enjoy the evening on Green River Lake.

Less than 5 minutes in their trip Firefighter Wood noticed several people that appeared to be struggling in the “No Swimming” area at Green River Lake State Park, he recognized the signs of a drowning victim and quickly jumped into action and notified the 911 center via portable radio and requested our fire department special operations dive team and emergency medical services, the victim had gone under water several times and was struggling to breathe. He moved his boat in position and was able to grab the near drowning victim. He was able to assist her and two other family members in his boat. The patient was evaluated by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and refused medical transport. This situation could have had a tragic ending if not for the quick actions of Firefighter Wood. This incident was definitely a divine intervention with Cody being a public safety diver and his wife being a former lifeguard and now Physician Assistant, they were placed in the right location at the right time. Being a public safety diver, he immediately recognized the signs of a swimmer in distress and took immediate action. We wouldn’t expect anything less from any of our staff! A good fireman is never really off duty and is always willing to do the right thing. We appreciate his lifesaving actions and dedication to our department. As we enter the summer season and this week kicks off national safe boating week, we want to remind you to be safe on the water this season. The statistics speak for themselves. 79% of boat deaths are due to drowning, 86% of victims are NOT wearing a life jacket and 2/3 of drowning victims are “good” swimmers. Wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for being in or around the water. Chris Taylor Fire Chief Campbellsville Fire – Rescue

Campbellsville Police Investigate Injury Accident on Friday

On Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:18 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of North Central Avenue and Miller Park. 

A 2018 Ford Fiesta operated by 61-year old Deborah Eisenmenger of Campbellsville struck the rear of a 1975 MG operated by 63-year old Terry M. Hutcherson also of Campbellsville.  Hutcherson’s vehicle then traveled into the on-coming lane striking a 2011 Honda Civic head on.  The operator of the Honda, 62-year old Nancy A. Wethington of Campbellsville was injured and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  There were no other injuries reported

 

 

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021           Time: 5:18 P.M.

 

Location: North Central Avenue at the entrance to Miller Park

 

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

 

Investigating Officers: Sgt. Richie French

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

 

Campbellsville Man Facing Felony Charges

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:50 A.M., Campbellsville Police Officer, Ian McCullough, witnessed a vehicle parked in oncoming traffic on Nancy Cox Drive at Kentucky 210.  Officer McCullough conducted a traffic stop and came into contact with 20-year old Dejohn Tyrese Irvan of Campbellsville.  During the traffic stop, Officer McCullough discovered that Mr. Irvan was in possession of marijuana, pills, and a stolen firearm from Lexington, KY.  Irvan was arrested and charged with the following;

Careless Driving

Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)

Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) 1st offense

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 1st offense

 

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021           Time: 1:50 A.M.

 

Location: Nancy Cox Drive and Kentucky 210

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Ian McCullough

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

 

Tennessee Woman Arrested by Campbellsville Police

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:05 P.M., Campbellsville Police received a complaint of an intoxicated female at Five Star on Kentucky 210.  Officer Paul Pinson responded and came in contact with 45-year old Angela M. Merriman of Byrdstown, TN.  It was determined that Ms. Merriman was indeed under the influence and in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  She was arrested and charged with the following;

Public Intoxication

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug

 

 

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021             Time: 10:05 P.M.

 

Location: Five Star on Kentucky 210

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Paul Pinson

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Fire Alarm Sounded Early Today In Campbellsville

Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire. A CPD unit noticed smoke in the area and went to investigate. Upon his arrival he found heavy smoke showing from the residence and notified dispatch. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story house with fire venting through the roof. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke, heavy fire and horder type conditions. Firefighters conducted a primary search with no occupants located, extinguished the fire, secondary search and provided overhaul. No civilian firefighter injuries were reported. There was significant damage to the residence and the cause is under investigation. 

 

14 Firefighters on scene

 

CFD Apparatus on scene

Engine1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1,  Truck 1, and  Chief

 

Assisting Agencies

Campbellsville Taylor County EMS

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

Campbellsville Police Department

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky Utilities

ATMOS

 

Mutual Aid To Cover Other Assignments 

Greensburg Fire Department

 

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision In Russell County

Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a three-vehicle collision in Russell County on Monday night.  On May 17, 2021 at approximately 9:19 P.M., KSP Post 15 was contacted by Russell County Dispatch and requested to investigate a three-vehicle fatal collision at the intersection of US 127 and Fields Rd. approximately 3 miles north of Russell Springs. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Ronald Mosley, age 41 of London, entered US 127 traveling south from Fields Rd. in a 1994 Ford dump truck.  Victor Cruz, age 26 of Russell Springs, was traveling south on US 127 in a 2011 Ford Focus passenger car.  Cruz’s vehicle struck Mosley's vehicle in the rear.  Cruz's vehicle then entered into the northbound lane of US 127 and struck Wesley Flatt, age 30 of Russell Springs, operating a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.

A passenger in Cruz's vehicle, Miguel Ramirez age 26 of Russell Springs, as well as Cruz were airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries.  Ramirez was later pronounced deceased at the University of Kentucky hospital by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.  A portion of KY 127 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.  KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Russell County EMS and Russell Springs Fire Department.  The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.

Work Begins Monday on US 68 Between Campbellsville and Lebanon

 

A project to add alternating passing sections along US 68 between Campbellsville and Lebanon begins next week. As part of the Heartland Parkway Corridor, the 2+1 configuration will be familiar to motorists who travel KY 55 between Columbia and Campbellsville. 

 

Work starts Monday, May 24, on the Lebanon end of the project along the westbound lane side. Construction will move toward Campbellsville and be under way through the entire corridor by mid-summer. Work will be phased to minimize impacts to traffic and maximize safety and efficiency.

 

Both directions of traffic will be maintained during the project with occasional delays possible for equipment and material mobilizations. Motorists should pay close attention to signs, slow down and exercise additional caution when traveling through the area, especially when workers are present. Speed limit postings will be reduced to 45 in the work zone with enhanced enforcement.

 

The project was awarded to Haydon Materials, LLC earlier this month in a $17.8 million contract with a specified completion date of August 1, 2022.

 

Campbellsville City Council Meeting Recap...

 

* A representative from the trash collection company was at the Council Meeting. Members expressed concerns of citizens and businesses.

 

* The fireworks ordinance was approved giving dates for the use of fireworks. This should be in the paper soon and on the radio.

 

* A golf cart ordinance was introduced. It limits operators to licensed drivers only. It does not prohibit use of golf carts in neighborhoods. More on that next time.

 

* Since payments are coming due on the water line to Lebanon and the water tower, plus other expenses, it is necessary to increase water bills. Some will not be happy, but it is a necessary expense to keep our safe, clean water.

 

* The number of individuals not paying their water bill due to Covid has dropped significantly. Thank you to everyone for trying hard to keep your water bill up to date.

 

* A request had previously been made to see if employees health insurance premiums could be lowered. No action had been taken to inquire. If was asked if there could be options for deductibles, and the answer was no. It was reported the city has saved a lot of money with the self insured plan and premiums will not be as high for the upcoming year. No figures were given. It was restated that the request was made to show employees we heard their concerns and that it would show them we were willing to see if we could help.

 

* Due to a previous commitment of the Council a few years ago, and expectations of an outside organization for funds given to the city, the Council voted to tear down the old Chev. Garage/Hord Landscaping building. There was a previous obligation to widen the alley and develop a parking lot there.

 

* There was a concern expressed that someone had been assuming the duties of the mayor and holding meetings the mayor should have conducted. It was asked that the written request by the mayor that is required for such actions be provided to the Council at each meeting. Assumptions of duties are only to be made in the mayor’s absence or disability.

 

* The Council voted against reducing the number of Council Members from 12 to 6.

 

* A community member mentioned not being able to talk with the mayor on the phone after numerous requests. There was concern expressed about the City Hall still being closed to the public.

 

* Two gentlemen requested approval to revamp the skate park at Miller Park. They are willing to use their own supplies and labor. They were referred to the Public Works director for guidance.

 

* There was no discussion about the swimming pool, but it has been said that minor repairs are being made in preparation of its opening.

 

* REMINDER - The lawn care ordinance is in effect. There should be no mown grass on sidewalks, the right of way or in the street.

 

Transition of Driver Licensing Services from Circuit Court Clerks to Transportation Cabinet Nearing in 8 Counties

 

A new era of driver licensing services, offering an array of options and conveniences for obtaining or renewing driver’s licenses and state identification cards, will soon begin in eight more Kentucky counties this month.

 

The traditional trip to the local Office of Circuit Court Clerk is being replaced in those counties with a visit to a secure, specialized Driver Licensing Regional Office operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

 

“To make a better Kentucky, we have to strive for constant improvement in our public services and the manner in which they’re delivered,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The transition to licensing through a network of Driver Licensing Regional Offices, with modern services and more choices for cardholders, takes this essential service to the next level.”

 

Making the transition this month will be Caldwell, Casey, Green, Hardin, Menifee, Metcalfe, McCreary and Webster counties. The Office of Circuit Court Clerk in each of those counties will cease nearly all in-person driver licensing services on Monday, May 24.

 

The lone exception is that the circuit court clerk in each county will continue the temporary processing of remotely submitted applications for renewal or replacement of standard-issue licenses and IDs until June 30, 2021. That was an emergency measure to limit person-to-person contact and safeguard public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The remote renewal option – by mail or by leaving applications in drop boxes – is not available to anyone whose name or address has changed or who requires testing by the Kentucky State Police. Get more information at drive.ky.gov | COVID-19 Driver Licensing Changes and Updates.

 

Twelve counties to date have already transferred services to regional offices: Adair, Breathitt, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hopkins, Madison, McCracken, Pulaski, Rowan, Russell and Woodford. The phased county-by-county transition will be complete by June 30, 2022.

 

“Licensing is our only business at the regional offices so we can focus on providing a consistent and positive experience across our network of application sites,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said. “Our offices also offer a more secure issuance process and upgraded card security features to curb fraud.”

 

Residents of counties making the transition may renew or apply for a REAL ID or new standard card version of driver licenses, permits, commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and ID cards at any KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office.

 

Regional offices – the only places to get a REAL ID – are operating in Paducah, Madisonville, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Louisville/Hurstbourne, Burlington, Frankfort, Lexington, Richmond, Morehead, Prestonsburg, Catlettsburg, Somerset, Columbia and Jackson. More offices are expected to open. There also is a temporary, appointment-only office at Louisville/Bowman Field.

 

All customers are encouraged to make an appointment online at drive.ky.gov | Regional Offices Map. A limited number of walk-ins will be served due to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

 

Kentucky State Police will continue to oversee all permit and license testing. Until further notice, testing will continue in current locations for counties making the transition. Hardin County is the only exception as Kentucky State Police written testing has moved to the Elizabethtown Driver Licensing Regional Office location. Appointments for written or road testing can be made online at kentuckystatepolice.org/driver-testing. Once testing is successfully completed, a customer will visit a Driver Licensing Regional Office to apply for the permit or license.

 

Campbellsville Man Arrested After Breaking In Local Church

 

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton says that William Graham, 38, of Campbellsville, KY was taken into custody this morning at 3am after being caught inside the Pleasant Union Church on Falling Timber Road, Sheriff Newton said that Graham was caught in the act of causing major damage to the church and was charged with Burglary and Criminal Mischief. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and was later released from jail.

 

Fatal Adair County Collision Claims One Life & Leaves Another with Life-Threatening Injuries......

 
Columbia, Ky.  (May 13, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a 2-vehicle collision in Adair County on Thursday morning. On May 13, 2021 at approximately 10:16amCT, KSP Post 15 was requested to investigate a 2-vehicle fatal collision on KY 92 approximately 8 miles east of Columbia.  
 
The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Scott,  26, of Columbia, KY was traveling west on KY 92 in a 1995 GMC Sierra truck. Mimi Bairstow, 87, of Glens Fork, KY was traveling east on KY 92 in a 2006 Ford Explorer passenger car.  Scott’s vehicle and Bairstow’s vehicle collided head-on at the centerline of the roadway.  
 
Bairstow was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner’s Office. Scott was airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries. A portion of KY 92 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.
 
KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Adair County EMS, Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Highway Department, and the Adair County Coroner’s Office. The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.
 

Campbellsville Celebrates National Preservation Month

 

It's National Preservation Month Activities and you can find out more at: www.campbellsvilledowntown.com, www.campbellsvillemainstreet.com, on the Campbellsville Main Street Facebook page, the Central Kentucky News-Journal, and at www.wvlccom.

 

Mayor Brenda Allen and Judge/Executive Barry Smith have proclaimed May as National Preservation Month and signed a joint proclamation. 

 

Campbellsville Historic Exercise Mile Signage paid for by Trail Town committee. 

 

New “I Spy Details” scavenger hunt: Learn about local history by reading the “Campbellsville/Taylor County Historic Sites Booklet.” 

 

Purchase local memorabilia: Campbellsville and Taylor County, KY wooden ornaments for sale at Cozy Comforts and at Tucker Diamonds & Gold.

 

Discover Campbellsville town through selected building histories and photographs.

 

Letters, Design Guidelines brochures, maps and Certificate of Appropriateness applications mailed to all Local Historic District property owners

Campbellsville Man Arrested after Passing Out Behind the Wheel

 

On Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:12amET, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of a male passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot of Crescent Hill Manor. Officers responded and came into contact with 18-year old Davion Jamual Graham of Campbellsville. After a brief investigation, Mr. Graham was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (Cocaine), Possession of Marijuana, and Public Intoxication. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

Agency Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

Investigating Officer: Lt. Shannon Wilson

 

Covid-19 Cases in Lake Cumberland District

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.25%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 426 deaths resulting in a 1.92% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.47% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% 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 8 cases in the hospital. This is 6 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,230 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.55% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.94%. The latest data shows that 86.67% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 20% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,144 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.6% 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, 0.48% are reinfections, and 1.18% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 49 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 3; Casey: 5; Green: 4; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 18; Russell: 8; and, Taylor: 10. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 16 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 146 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): Family, Businesses, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 4% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 34 today: Adair: 10; Casey: 4; Green: 1; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 7; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 537.33 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 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 6 months -old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
McCreary: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

A close look at the numbers today may appear that our Adair, Green, and Wayne totals are off. This is because we deleted 3 cases in Green that did not meet the case definition, 1 case in Green that did not meet the case definition, and we removed 1 duplicate entry from Wayne.

 

The death we report today is a 74-year-old individual from Taylor who had been hospitalized.

 

We report more new cases today than for the same time period last week. This caused our districtwide 7-day-average-incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 to go up. This begins another week of several weeks’ worth of increasing cases for our area. This is not surprising since our COVID-19 vaccine uptake rate is lower than the state average in all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Again, this serves as a reminder that the pandemic is not over, and that our citizens need to take the vaccine. The vaccine is very effective and is readily available in all counties. Of our almost 18,000 new cases since early January, only 1.18% of them had taken at least 1 dose of the vaccine. This means that almost 99% of our new cases since the vaccine started becoming available were among people who had not taken any doses of the vaccine. The statistics are even better for those who have been fully vaccinated.

 

Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 0 counties in the “green-on-track” range; 5 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Wayne; and 5 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor. We are thankful to not have any “red-critical” counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

 

Don’t forget that at both the world level and in several states, we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. 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.

 

Campbellsville Boil Water Advisory

 

Please be advised that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for all of Sheridan Drive in Campbellsville, KY as of Sunday, May 9, 2021 due to the 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 3 minutes.


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

 

 

Kim Ford

Office Supervisor/Customer Account Coordinator

110 S. Columbia Avenue, Suite A

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Phone: (270) 789-3133

Fax: (270) 465-3581

Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments Part 2 (DRUG CHARGES)

 

Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments (Drug Charges)

 
Amy E. Davis of Campbellsville, possession of Methamphetamine,  driving on a Suspended License, Speeding 17 over the limit...
 
Jackie Allen of Columbia, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and DUI.
 
Scott Burris of East Martin Road in Campbellsville, Possession of Meth, Tampering with Evidence, Receiving Stolen Property, DUI...
 
Tabitha Davis of Greensburg, Possession of Meth and Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Nathan L. Edwards of Greensburg, Possession of Meth.
 
Nathaniel B. Sanders of Campbellsville possession of Meth, Marijuana and other traffic charges.
 
Stacy K. Spencer of Campbellsville, Possession of Meth, Driving on Suspended License...

Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments Part 1

 

The following people were indicted Tuesday by the Taylor County Grand Jury:

 
Darius Dornes of Campbellsville, Rape 1st Degree, victim under 12.
 
Brandon Sturgill of Elkhorn, Strangulation and Assault.
 
David M. Parrott of Campbellsville,  Abuse of Public Trust.
 
Katie Clements & Ricky McDonald both of Campbellsville are charged with Criminal Abuse of a Child under 12.
 
James B. Murphy of Campbellsville,  Theft by unlawful taking.
 
William D. Stewart of Campbellsville, Burglary 3rd Degree and theft.
 
William D. Smith of Campbellsville, Wanton Endangerment.
 
Chazz Franklin of Campbellsville, Fleeing police, Speeding 26 over the limit...
 
Jeffrey R. Beard of Campbellsville, Possession of a Firearm by a felony offender.
 
Nikki D. Walls of Campbellsville,  Theft over $500.00
 
James T. Cox of Campbellsville,  Wanton Endangerment, Fleeing Police, Identity Theft, Criminal Mischief...
 
Christopher K. summers of Campbellsville, Failure to comply with Sex Offender Registry.
 
Justin A. Parker of Campbellsville,  Wanton endangerment, Fleeing Police, Reckless Driving and Speeding 22 over the limit.
 

Campbellsville's July 4th Celebration Schedule

 

There will be individuals marking spots for booths on Main (day and time not determined), perhaps Thurs. night. Also, individuals will be marking spots for the food court at some point. The tent for the food court will probably arrive on Thursday, July 1st. It will be set up beside the old Chev. Garage/Hord Landscaping building.

 

FRIDAY JULY 2nd:

10:00 a.m. - Streets start closing down - Lt. Shannon Wilson.

10:00 a.m. - Will start setting up the stages at Main and Lebanon Ave., and Court St. Food Court vendors will begin coming in at staggered times. Port a Potties will arrive in the afternoon for Central Ave., Family Fun Zone & Gowen Glass. Will need electric and water for the restroom trailer which will be near the food court.

2:00 p.m. - Trash containers should be in usual places.

3:00 p.m. - Booths on Main will start setting up, and will be open soon after.

5:00 p.m. - Food Court Opens.

5:30 p.m. - Taylor County Public Library Children’s Parade will begin. Starts at CHS and goes just past Jackson Towers.

6:00 p.m. - Elkhorn Baptist Church Family Fun Zone opens near Jackson Towers.

6:00 p.m. - Entertainment of past winners on Murakami Main Stage (by Firestone).

7:00 p.m. - Murakami presents Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides and Balloon Glow - Across from and in field behind the Police Dept. on S. Central (some port-a-potties may get moved there).

7:00 - 8:30. p.m. - Kentucky Farm Bureau Pedal Tractor Show on Main by Paint Your Pottery.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. -Music Showdown on Murakami Main Stage at Lebanon Ave. and Main.

 

SATURDAY JULY 3rd: 

7:00 a.m. - Murakami Hot Air Balloon Flights from Miller Park.

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Free Breakfast at Campbellsville Christian Church (may be take out this year) at 302 Lebanon Ave. 7:30 - 8:30 - Wendy Tabone Free Yoga at Family Stage on Court St. 8:00 a.m - Forcht Bank 5K. Begins, and ends, at the Justice Center. 

 

Campbellsville Man Facing Multiple Charges After Incident Involving Police

 

This morning, Campbellsville Police received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Melrose Drive. Officers responded and came into contact with a vehicle being operated by 34-year old Andrew Edwards of Campbellsville. While police were speaking with Edwards, he accelerated his vehicle at a high rate of speed almost striking an officer as he fled. Police pursued Edwards for approximately 2 miles before ending the pursuit. 

 

At approximately 12:19 P.M., Campbellsville Police were contacted that an individual matching Edwards’ description was walking on Bengal Road and officers responded with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and located Edwards. He was arrested without incident and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 

 

Edwards was charged with the following:

Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (Motor Vehicle)

Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Police Officer)

Operating on a Suspended Operators License

Reckless Driving

Public Intoxication

Resisting Arrest and

Menacing

Campbellsville Man Charged With Robbery, Burglary...

 

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that deputies were dispatched today to an assault complaint on Rhodes Road where the caller reported Patrick Greer of Campbellsville had forced his way into a residence and assaulted him in an attempt to gain property. 

 

Greer was arrested and charged with Burglary, Robbery, Assault and Resisting Arrest and lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

 

Kentucky State Police assisted the Taylor County Sheriff's Dept.

 

Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.47%.

 

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 423 deaths resulting in a 1.92% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.46% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 15 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,228 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.58% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.93%. The latest data shows that 77.78% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 31.15% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 21,988 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.53% 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, 0.47% are reinfections.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 20 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 4; Cumberland: 1; Green: 2; Pulaski: 7; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: We added 16 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 141 active cases in our district across 9 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): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 8% 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: 1; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 5; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 787.68 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 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 89-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 29-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old male who is released, 5/03/21;
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

Despite COVID-19 vaccines being abundantly available in our district, and despite Lake Cumberland’s death rate (1.92%) from COVID-19 being higher than the state average (1.46%), and the national average (1.78%); and, despite our hospitalization rate (5.58%) being higher than the state average (4.93%), our district is showing a particularly poor uptake rate for the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the total population of the state, the federal COVID-19 vaccination dashboard shows that 41% of Kentuckians have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, every county in our district is below the state average (with McCreary being in the bottom 5 counties in the state). For our district, here is where we are:

  • Taylor – 33.23%
  • Pulaski – 31.72%
  • Russell – 30.88%
  • Green – 27.89%
  • Cumberland – 26.98%
  • Adair – 25.06%
  • Wayne – 25.04%
  • Casey – 22.67%
  • Clinton – 21.92%
  • McCreary – 19.93% (one of the bottom 5 counties in the state)

 

We added more cases today than for the same time period last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate per 100,000 went up slightly. Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 1 county in the “green-on-track” range, McCreary; 5 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, and Wayne; and 4 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Casey, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor. We are thankful to not have any “red-critical” counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

 

Don’t forget that at both the world level and in several states, we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. 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.

 

KSP Investigates Fatal accident in Bardstown

 

Bardstown, Ky.  (May 4, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Bardstown early Tuesday morning.  On May 4, 2021 at approximately 3:59 A.M., KSP Post 4 received a call from the Bardstown Police Department requesting assistance in investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision on Highway 245, near Spencer-Mattingly Road. 

 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Draven Greenwell, age 18 of Bloomfield, was traveling north on Highway 245 in a 2006 Toyota Matrix passenger car. For unknown reasons, Greenwell’s vehicle crossed the center line and into the southbound lane where it struck a commercial tractor trailer head on; driven by Rodney Rainwater, age 56 of Somerset.

 

Greenwell was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Rainwater was not injured. A portion of Highway 245 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.

 

KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Bardstown Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Fire Department and the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. The collision is still under investigation by reconstructionist Detective Bryan Washer.

 

Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.45%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 5 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 423 deaths resulting in a 1.93% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.46% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% 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 14 cases in the hospital. This is 2 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,227 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.59% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.92%. The latest data shows that 82.22% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 32.2% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 21,952 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.51% 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, 0.47% are reinfections.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 27 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 4; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 2; Taylor: 6; and, Wayne: 1. 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 8 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 125 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): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Schools. 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 24 today: Adair: 3; Casey: 2; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 8. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 798.26 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 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 91-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The death we announce today is a 68-year-old individual from Pulaski who had been hospitalized. Also, we announce these April COVID-19 related deaths: an 89-year-old from Adair; a 55-year-old from Green; an 84-year-old from Pulaski; and a 49-year-old from Russell – the last 4 having been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but having 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 per 100,000 went down slightly. Our 7-day average incidence chart is now showing 1 county in the “green-on-track” range, Clinton; 4 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Wayne; and 5 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor. We are thankful to not have any “red-critical” counties now. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.

Don’t forget that at both the world level and in several states, we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. 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.

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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Traffic Advisory - KY 659 (Raikes Hill) In Taylor County

 

Daytime closure will take place beginning Monday on KY 659 (Raikes Hill) from Milepoints 3-4 due to road work on the hill. Traffic can access the bottom of the hill from KY 70 near Mannsville. Traffic can access the top of the hill from KY 70 near the Casey County Line. Long Ridge Road can also be accessed from top of the hill. Road work is expected to continue through the end of week. Closure will be from 8am to 4pm each day.

 

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