It's getting worse. That's a fact. A story in the works for Monday's issue will tell it like it is.
The number of reported child abuse cases in Taylor County is on the increase.
The story focuses on statistics from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. Last year, according to the organization, there were 269 cases of child abuse involving 369 children reported in Taylor County. Of those, 58 were substantiated, involving 105 children.
In 2006, there were 202 cases reported, involving 228 children. About 50 of those cases were substantiated, involving 74 children.