The numbers are pretty telling. The number of reported child abuse cases in Taylor County is on the increase.
A story on today's front page focuses on statistics from the statewide, nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky agency in Lexington.
Last year, according to the organization, there were 379 cases of child abuse reported in Taylor County, involving 437 children. Of those, 58 cases were substantiated, involving 85 children.
In 2007, there were 269 cases, involving 369 children, reported in Taylor County. Of those, 58 were substantiated, involving 105 children.
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