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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2021-08

Friday Another Record Day For Covid Cases

 

Friday was another record high day of positive COVID-19 cases reported for the Lake Cumberland area (429). We are now at the highest transmission rate for this virus that our region has seen during this pandemic, with more active cases now than at any other time. Of today’s 429 reported cases, 404 (94%) were unvaccinated and 155 of today’s cases (36%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 13.33%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 4 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 506 deaths resulting in a 1.8% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.37% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.65% 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 57 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,459 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.19% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.57%. The latest data shows that 95.56% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 16.67% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 28,122 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 13.46% 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, 0.96% are reinfections, and 4.78% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 7.11% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 236 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 20; Casey: 17; Clinton: 8; Cumberland: 9; Green: 23; McCreary: 25; Pulaski: 44; Russell: 27; Taylor: 56; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 92.8% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 189 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,523 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 08/27/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,523.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 22% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 429 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 33; Casey: 38; Clinton: 63; Cumberland: 19; Green: 28; McCreary: 48; Pulaski: 58; Russell: 50; Taylor: 88; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00899. This means our total case count is projected to double every 77.43 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/27/2021 when we added 429 cases.

 

The deaths we report today include: a Casey County resident (vaccination status unknown) who was in the 80-89 year age group; an Adair County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 70-79 year age group; a Wayne County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 50-59 year age group; and a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 80-89 year age group. We offer our deepest sympathies to these families.

 

Additionally, out of today’s 429 reported cases, 155 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 14,053 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.22% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 8/25/2021).

State – 56.00%
Taylor – 47.23%
Pulaski – 44.21%
Russell – 41.00%
Green – 35.88%
Wayne – 34.07%
Adair – 33.46%
Cumberland – 32.83%
Casey – 30.90%
Clinton – 28.59%
McCreary – 27.63%

 

Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments - August 2021

 

Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments - August 25, 2021

 

Travis Smith of Campbellsville-Sodomy (note: this is not the husband of Ashley Smith)

Elizabeth Underwood of Campbellsville-Burglary.

Brandon Edeline of Campbellsville-Burglary.

William K. Thompson of Campbellsville-Criminal Mischief and DUI.

Dejohn Irvin of Campbellsville-Receiving stolen property.

Darrell Porter of Campbellsville-Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs.

Isaiah Campbell of Campbellsville-Forgery

Darrell Lobb of Buffalo-Identity Theft, Fleeing Police.

Stacy Stevens of Campbellsville-Welfare Fraud.

Melissa Johnson of Campbellsville-Welfare Fraud.

Eric Keith of Campbellsville-Burglary.

Jennifer Hicks of Campbellsville-Possession of Meth

Duane Stewart of Lebanon-Possession of Meth.

Eddie Grier of Louisville-Trafficking in Meth.

Devan Smith of Campbellsville-Trafficking in Meth and Sythetic Drugs.

Velvet Smith of Campbellsville-Trafficking in Meth.

Britney McGowan of Campbellsville-Trafficking in Meth and possession of Hemp.

Nathaniel Pitman of Campbellsville-Possession of Meth.

Amy Edwards of Campbellsville-Possession of Meth

 

(Indictments are legal accusations requiring further court action. The above named people will have to appear before a judge in Taylor County, KY to answer to these charges.)

 

Covid-19 Cases in Lake Cumberland District - THURSDAY

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 13.16%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 501 deaths resulting in a 1.83% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1.38% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.65% 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 49 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,436 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.26% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.62%. The latest data shows that 82.55% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 43.55% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 27,317 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 13.08% 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, 0.88% are reinfections, and 4.7% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 8.35% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 167 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 13; Casey: 12; Clinton: 8; Cumberland: 9; Green: 11; McCreary: 12; Pulaski: 45; Russell: 22; Taylor: 32; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 93.9% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 91 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,168 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, 1,338.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Travel Related. Of our active cases, 21% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 260 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 21; Casey: 29; Clinton: 17; Cumberland: 2; Green: 12; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 52; Russell: 38; Taylor: 61; and, Wayne: 22. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00789. This means our total case count is projected to double every 88.21 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/23/2021 when we added 416 cases.

 

Today, you may notice a difference in our numbers. One case was moved from Casey to Russell County when an address was corrected.

 

We are also very sad to report two additional deaths. One was an Adair County resident and the other was a Cumberland County resident (both unvaccinated) who both were in the 70-79 year age group. We extend our deepest sympathies to these families during their terrible losses.

 

Additionally, out of today’s 260 reported cases, 80 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 13,248 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.30% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average:

State – 56.00%
Taylor – 47.23%
Pulaski – 44.21%
Russell – 41.00%
Green – 35.88%
Wayne – 34.07%
Adair – 33.46%
Cumberland – 32.83%
Casey – 30.90%
Clinton – 28.59%
McCreary – 27.63%

 

Campbellsville Apartment Quadraplex Fire

 

 

Apartment Quadraplex Fire

114 Boco Noir Circle

08-25-2021

 

Call Received: 9:18pmET

On Scene: 9:21pmET

Leaving Scene: 10:39pmET

 

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working apartment fire with people still inside. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames in a downstairs apartment. Firefighters made an interior fire attack and conducted a primary search for occupants. Firefighters also checked for fire extension into the other units and provided overhaul. No firefighters or civilian injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was related to a cooking fire that extended into the rest of the kitchen area. Only one apartment of the quadraplex was effected with moderate damage displacing 3 occupants. 

 

17 Firefighters on scene

CFD Apparatus on scene

Engine 1, Engine 2, Truck 1, and Chief

 

Assisting Agencies:

Campbellsville Police Department

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Medical Services

 

American Red Cross

TCRECC

ATMOS

Record High Covid Cases in Lake Cumberland District

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 12.89%.

 

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 499 deaths resulting in a 1.84% mortality rate (about 1 in 54) among known cases. This compares with a 1.38% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.66% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 47 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,429 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.28% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.64%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 36.51% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 27,057 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 12.95% 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, 0.87% are reinfections, and 4.67% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 8.68% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 188 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 13; Casey: 16; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 5; Green: 12; McCreary: 19; Pulaski: 46; Russell: 29; Taylor: 31; and, Wayne: 10. In all, we have released 94.2% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 74 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,077 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, 1,338.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 20% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 262 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 28; Casey: 15; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 4; Green: 15; McCreary: 12; Pulaski: 62; Russell: 33; Taylor: 73; and, Wayne: 16. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00761. This means our total case count is projected to double every 91.38 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/23/2021 when we added 416 cases.

 

Additionally, out of today’s 262 reported cases, 90 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 12,988 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.33% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 8/20/2021).

State – 55.00%
Taylor – 46.21%
Pulaski – 43.48%
Russell – 40.34%
Green – 34.92%
Wayne – 33.21%
Adair – 32.92%
Cumberland – 31.91%
Casey – 30.08%
Clinton – 27.61%
McCreary – 27.04%

 

Man Arrested After Assaulting Woman With a Brick

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 2:16 A.M., Campbellsville Police responded to the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Baptist Street in reference to an assault officers arrived on scene and determined that 64-year old Terry Gaines of Campbellsville had assaulted 47-year old Kathy L. Tungate also of Campbellsville, with a brick. 

Gaines was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree, he was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

 

 

 

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021            Time: 2:16 A.M.

 

Location: Intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Baptist Street

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Josh Morgan

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Covid Numbers Are Now At The Highest

This is the single largest day of new cases for the district that we have reported since the pandemic began. Our previous highest day was 301 cases on 12/30/2020. Today we report 318 total cases for our ten counties.  Additionally, it is the highest day ever reported for Adair and Taylor Counties. Please be cautious and take the necessary safety measures for you and your families. Consider the vaccine, if you are not vaccinated, and mask up when in large gatherings, especially indoors.

On Monday (8/23), the health department clinics will begin scheduling appointments for the additional dose of vaccine for the immunocompromised groups that have been identified as needing another dose. Those groups include persons who:

are receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress their immune systems;
received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress their immune system;
have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome);
have advanced or untreated HIV infection;
are undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress their immune response.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 12.8%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 492 deaths resulting in a 1.87% mortality rate (about 1 in 53) among known cases. This compares with a 1.41% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.67% 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 46 cases in the hospital. This is 5 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,413 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.36% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.72%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 25.4% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 26,379 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 12.63% 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, 0.83% are reinfections, and 4.44% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 10.12% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 172 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 17; Casey: 19; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 3; Green: 14; McCreary: 16; Pulaski: 42; Russell: 16; Taylor: 27; and, Wayne: 9. In all, we have released 93.8% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 144 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,132 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, 1,338.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Medical Facilities, and Family. Of our active cases, 26% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 318 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 36; Casey: 22; Clinton: 24; Cumberland: 4; Green: 24; McCreary: 21; Pulaski: 68; Russell: 43; Taylor: 63; and, Wayne: 13. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00663. This means our total case count is projected to double every 104.84 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/20/2021 when we added 318 cases.

We are saddened to report two deaths today – one was a Taylor County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 70-79 year age group, and the other was a Wayne County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 50-59 year age group. Our hearts break for these families.

Additionally, out of today’s 318 reported cases, 85 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 12,310 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.56% were unvaccinated. Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

State – 55.00%
Taylor – 46.21%
Pulaski – 43.48%
Russell – 40.34%
Green – 34.92%
Wayne – 33.21%
Adair – 32.92%
Cumberland – 31.91%
Casey – 30.08%
Clinton – 27.61%
McCreary – 27.04%

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Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District The Big Dawg Listening Area

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 12.59%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 488 deaths resulting in a 1.89% mortality rate (about 1 in 53) among known cases. This compares with a 1.42% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.68% 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 46 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,395 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.4% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.78%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 30.16% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 25,823 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 12.36% 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, 0.76% are reinfections, and 4.25% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 10.25% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 151 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 15; Casey: 16; Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 5; Green: 6; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 44; Russell: 12; Taylor: 24; and, Wayne: 8. In all, we have released 94.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 42 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 891 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, 1,338.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Medical Facilities, and Family. Of our active cases, 35% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 194 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 28; Casey: 11; Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 6; Green: 20; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 43; Russell: 20; Taylor: 40; and, Wayne: 9. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00602. This means our total case count is projected to double every 115.48 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

The death we report today was a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 40-49 year age group. Our hearts break for this family.

Additionally, out of today’s 195 reported cases, of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 11,754 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.75% were unvaccinated. Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

State – 55.00%
Taylor – 45.68%
Pulaski – 43.16%
Russell – 40.08%
Green – 34.78%
Adair – 32.53%
Wayne – 32.98%
Cumberland – 31.55%
Casey – 29.86%
McCreary – 26.92%
Clinton – 27.13%

 

 

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Campbellsville Woman Injured In An Accident In The Green River Plaza

On Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:59 A.M., Campbellsville Police responded to Green River Plaza in reference to a possible injury collision.

It was determined that 74-year old Barbara J. Willis of Campbellsville was attempting to get gas at a Kroger fuel pump, when she was unable to get her car into park.  The vehicle continued to travel in the Green River Plaza parking lot with Ms. Willis’ foot hanging out of the driver’s door.  Her foot became caught between the vehicle and the curb, in front of Hibbett’s Sporting Goods.  A bystander, heard Ms. Willis yelling for help and ran to her assistance, where he was able to get her vehicle stopped.  The bystander then called 911 and rendered aid until EMS arrived on scene. 

 

Ms. Willis was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS.  

 

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021            Time: 9:59 A.M.

 

Location: Green River Plaza parking lot

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS

 

Investigating Officers: Corporal Ryan Jewell

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

 

Campbellsville Police Investigated Injury Accident Friday

On Friday, August 13, 2021 at 2:55 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of South Columbia Avenue and Kentucky Highway 55.

 

A 2006 Buick Rainier operated by 73-year old Linda B. Johnson of New Haven, KY collided with a 2012 Honda Odyssey operated by 47-year old Richard J. Clayton of Campbellsville.  A passenger in the Johnson vehicle, 74-year old Michael D. Johnson of New Haven, KY and 3 passengers in the Clayton vehicle; 40-year old Mindy Clayton, 12-year old Andrew Clayton, and 14-year old Shelby Clayton all of Campbellsville were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021              Time: 2:55 P.M.

 

Location: South Columbia Avenue and Kentucky Highway 55

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police, Campbellsville Fire, Campbellsville-Taylor Co. EMS,

 

                                Kentucky State Police, and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Ian McCullough, Campbellsville Police

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Taylor County Woman Injured in Sunday Accident

A Campbellsville woman was injured in a one vehicle auto accident early Sunday, Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that an auto operated by Cynthia Ward was driving Old Lebanon road when she lost control leaving the roadway and colliding with an embankment.

 
Ward was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with non life threatening injuries. 
 
The accident was investigated by Jonathon Leigh with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department.

Campbellsville Man Shot Friday Night, One Man Arrested

On Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:31 P.M., Campbellsville Police received a call of a shooting in the area of West Walnut Street, Campbellsville Police told 99.9 the Big Dawg News that officers conducted an investigation and determined that 39-year old Jesse E. Meyer and 37-year old Joshua L. Ulbert both of Campbellsville had gotten into an altercation and Mr. Meyer subsequently shot Mr. Ulbert, Ulbert was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS and later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. 

Mr. Jesse Meyer was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 1st degree.

 

The case remains under investigation by Det./Sgt. Nelson Bishop with the Campbellsville Police Department.

Covid-19 Cases in The Lake Cumberland District

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 11.83%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 486 deaths resulting in a 1.93% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.45% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.7% 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 43 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,376 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.47% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.86%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 26.98% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 25,170 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 12.05% 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, 0.73% are reinfections, and 3.83% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 11.89% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 92 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 8; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 2; Green: 13; McCreary: 12; Pulaski: 26; Russell: 9; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 94.5% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 159 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 891 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, 1,338.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Jail/Prison Related. Of our active cases, 33% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 252 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 28; Casey: 21; Clinton: 14; Cumberland: 5; Green: 23; McCreary: 25; Pulaski: 55; Russell: 18; Taylor: 43; and, Wayne: 20. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00468. This means our total case count is projected to double every 148.51 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

We are saddened to report one additional death this evening – a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated). Our hearts break for this family.  This individual was in the 50-59 age range.

Additionally, out of today’s 252 reported cases, 58 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 11,100 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 96.17% were unvaccinated. Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (updated 8/12/2021).

State – 54.00%
Taylor – 44.73%
Pulaski – 42.20%
Russell – 39.22%
Green – 34.10%
Adair – 31.79%
Wayne – 31.78%
Cumberland – 29.88%
Casey – 28.91%
McCreary – 26.13%
Clinton – 25.14%

 

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Lexington Man Arrested on Theft Charges in Campbellsville


Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said that his department was dispatched to a vehicle driving with a blowout on the Highway 210 Bypass. After investigating, Brandon Hoskins, 26, of Lexington was arrested and charged with theft of an automobile and trailer. Hoskins was also charged with criminal mischief and no operators license. 
 

The arrest was made by Jonathon Leigh with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department. He was assisted by Josh Morgan with Campbellsville City Police.

 

Knifley Woman Dies in Taylor County Accident


A Knifley, KY woman died in a 1-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on New Columbia Road-Highway 55 South.

 
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that Kristina L. Sult, 49, of Knifley, KY died while riding passenger in a 2004 Chevy truck driven by her husband, Jeremy A. Sult, 50, of Knifley, Newton said Sult lost control of his auto during the rainstorm, overturning in a ditch line near the Green River Lake Tail Water area.
 
Kritina Sult was pronounced dead at the scene, The driver, Jeremy Sult and another passenger, Tyler Sult, 25, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville for treatment.
 
The fatal mishap occured Monday afternoon at 1:48pmET and was investigated by Brent Burkhead, Dickie Benningfield, Captain Brian Pickard and Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.
 

Lebanon Man Charged With Stealing Golf Cart From Green River State Park


The Adair County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of suspicious activity on Saturday night on Highway 80, approximately 2.5 miles west of Columbia.


According to Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, Deputy McCarol made contact with the driver, Joseph Wise, 35, of Lebanon. Wise stated that he was out of gas and was going to get some and be on his way. Deputy McCarol observed a golf cart on the back of the truck and observed Green River Lake State Park sticker on the window. Park Rangers informed Sheriff Brockman that the golf cart had been stolen.

 

Wise was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail 

 

The golf cart, valued at over $5,000, was returned to the State Park.

 

The Sheriff's office is continuing the investigation.

 

Covid-19 Cases in Lake Cumberland District; New Death in Adair County

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 10.27%.

 

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 478 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.5% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.74% 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 29 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,342 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.98%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 23.33% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 24,224 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 11.6% 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, 0.65% are reinfections, and 3.06% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 11.98% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 63 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 7; Casey: 4; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 2; Green: 8; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 29; Russell: 1; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 95.6% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 73 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 597 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, 1,338.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Travel Related, Schools, and Family. Of our active cases, 17% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 137 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 13; Casey: 24; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; Green: 11; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 53; Russell: 7; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 8. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00359. This means our total case count is projected to double every 193.52 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

 

We are very sad to report one new death in tonight’s report.  This was another Adair County resident. Our hearts break for each one of these losses and their precious families.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 10,151 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 96.94% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

State – 53.00%
Taylor – 43.70%
Pulaski – 41.11%
Russell – 38.04%
Green – 33.44%
Adair – 30.98%
Wayne – 30.81%
Cumberland – 29.30%
Casey – 28.46%
McCreary – 25.57%
Clinton – 24.55%

 

Fire at Wholesale Hardwood

 

Campbellsville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to Wholsale Hardwood Interiors Friday morning where a dust collector machine caught fire. The equipment was part of the original building equipment and was being removed from the site, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor.

 

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the machine and conducted an exterior fire attack. Taylor said there was some exposures in proximity to the fire and the cause of the fire was related to sparks from the removal of the equipment and sawdust inside the collector ignited.

 

No civilian or firefighter injuries reported. 

 

Campbellsville Police Investigate Injury Accident

 

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:16 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to the intersection of Meader Street and Handley Avenue in reference to an injury collision.

 

A 2014 Ford Focus, operated by 37-year old Lora Holley of Campbellsville, collided with a 2011 Hyundai Sonata operated by 36-year old Etosha Richardson, also of Campbellsville.

 

Holley was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS for possible injuries. There were no other injuries reported.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021           Time: 12:16 P.M.

 

Location: Intersection of Meader Street and Handley Avenue

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police, Campbellsville Fire, Campbellsville-Taylor Co. EMS

 

Investigating Officer: Officer Elliott Taylor

 

Bo's Smoke Shop Robbed at Gunpoint This Morning

On Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:52 A.M., Campbellsville Police received a complaint of an armed robbery at Bo’s Smoke Shop on East Broadway. 

A black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and a mask entered the store with a handgun and demanded money.  He then fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money.

 

Suspect description:

Black male

Height approximately 6’ tall

Weight approximately 160 lbs.

Wearing a black hoodie, with sunglasses, and a mask.

 

Date: Monday, August 2, 2021             Time: 7:52 A.M.

 

Location: Bo’s Smoke Shop, East Broadway.

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Aaron Fields

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

 

Fake Money Being Passed In Campbellsville

Campbellsville Police has received numerous complaints of fake money being passed in the Campbellsville area.  There is not just one denomination of cash being passed, we have received complaints of $5, $10, and $20 bills being passed at different establishments in the area.  The currency has a different feel and the word, “REPLICA”, is printed on the bills.  The statement, “This note is not legal, it is to be used for motion pictures”, is also printed in small letters on the left side of the note.


Campbellsville Police encourages all businesses taking cash to slow down and pay attention to the cash that is being passed. We also encourage businesses to use a counterfeit marker on all denominations of currency. 

 

 

Date: Monday, August 2, 2021             

 

Location: Campbellsville area

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Highway 55 Dedicated in Memory of the Late Trooper Gibbs

Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) unveiled new signage on Thursday renaming a portion of Kentucky Highway 55 in Taylor County in honor of Sergeant David R. Gibbs, who was involved in a fatal crash in 2015, while on duty. KSP was joined by Sergeant Gibbs’ family, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Deputy Secretary Ronnie Bastin and KYTC Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways, Paul Sanders.

“I appreciate KSP and KYTC for paying tribute to Sgt. Gibbs’ heroic and courageous dedication when he answered the call to serve and protect Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “The commonwealth will never forget the contributions made by Sgt. Gibbs.”

During the roadway dedication, KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. thanked Sgt. Gibbs and his family for serving the commonwealth. “Sgt. Gibbs spent most of his seventeen years of service at Post 15 Columbia, except for six months at Post 12 Frankfort when he promoted to sergeant in 2006. He loved being a trooper and he loved serving the people of this community on a daily basis.”  

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet facilitated the official renaming project and provided new signage on Kentucky Highway 55. Chief District Engineer Paul Sanders attended the ceremony and spoke on behalf of Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, when he said that the Cabinet is honored to recognize Sergeant Gibbs’ service and sacrifice with this signage.

“We hope this action today of naming Kentucky Highway 55 in his honor will leave a continuous reminder to his dedication to public safety in the community that he cared so much for,” said Sanders.

As a longtime law enforcement leader in Kentucky, Ronnie Bastin, Deputy Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, spoke at the ceremony stating that he understands first-hand that losing a colleague is never easy, and it is especially difficult when their life is taken while on duty.  

“No job was taken lightly and Sgt. Gibbs was always determined to provide that selfless sacrifice that is engrained in so many law enforcement officers,” said Deputy Secretary Bastin. “Sgt. Gibbs, like many of his KSP colleagues, left home knowing he might not return but  his work would not be done in vain. The loss of Sgt. Gibbs has left a void in this state, community and agency.”

KSP Sergeant Adam Likins, one of Gibbs’ closest friends, spoke on behalf of the Gibbs family at the ceremony.

"Everyone who knew David, loved him," said Likins. "His smile and his kindness were known by everyone. He loved his friends and his family but most of all he loved being a Kentucky State Police Trooper."

The Gibbs family assisted officials with unveiling the official highway sign during the ceremony, which was held at Swan’s Landing in Campbellsville, Ky.

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