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  • Hepatitis A cases trending down in Taylor County

     

    After a spike during August, data from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department indicates that the number of new Hepatitis A cases in Taylor County is on the decline. 

    The report shows there were six new Hepatitis A cases diagnosed in Taylor County in September, which is down from 15 new cases diagnosed in August. 

    So far in October, only one new case has been diagnosed in Taylor County, seemingly indicating that the number of new cases is trending downward. 

  • Fiscal Court makes hires for Judicial Center maintenance

     

    While the Taylor County Judicial Center remains closed until Monday to address the mold issues inside the building, the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to make two hires for maintenance at the building. 

    The court voted unanimously to approve Knights Mechanical of Elizabethtown for preventative maintenance at the Taylor County Judicial Center for $27,000 per year. The court also voted unanimously to approve Timmy Judd to be the Maintenance Director at the Judicial Center. 

  • Audit finds no serious issues in County Clerk's office

     

    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon recently released his audit report for the Taylor County Clerk’s Fee Account. 

    The report had a total of six findings, many of which were repeat findings from the previous year. 

    The first finding involved a lack of adequate segregation of duties. This is a finding that was noted last year and in years past. The report notes the condition is a result of a limited budget, “which restricts the number of employees the county clerk can hire or delegate duties to.” 

  • Election Preview: U.S. Rep., State Rep., State Senate, and KY Supreme Court

     

    This is the first in a four-part series previewing the 2018 general election. This week focuses on the races for U.S. Representative (KY-01), State Senate, State House, and the Kentucky Supreme Court 3rd District. 

     

    Voters will have plenty of options when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6. From local elections to state legislators to U.S. Congress and the Kentucky Supreme Court, several positions will be up for grabs during this election cycle. 

     

  • Career Academy to partially open by Monday

     

    While not a full opening, the Central Kentucky Career Academy (formerly Taylor County Elementary School) on Lebanon Avenue is expected to partially open to students in the Taylor County, Campbellsville Independent, and Green County school districts on Monday, according to a statement by Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon, Jr. at the Taylor County Board of Education meeting Monday night. 

  • Amazon pay increase will affect nearly 1,000 employees locally

     

    Amazon’s recently announced wage increase will affect around 1,000 employees at the company’s fulfillment center in Campbellsville, according to a company spokesperson. 

    Amazon announced last week it was raising the minimum wage for hourly employees, including seasonal employees, to $15 an hour. The wage increase will apply to 750 full-time hourly employees and “hundreds” of seasonal associates at the Campbellsville facility, according to Ashley Robinson, a spokesperson for Amazon, via an email Monday afternoon. 

  • Campbellsville Schools perform well in state assessment

     

    The Kentucky Department of Education released its state assessment results for Kentucky schools last week, and each of the schools in the Campbellsville Independent School District came out with strong results.

  • Taylor Schools see positive results from state assessment

     

    The Kentucky Department of Education released its state assessment results for Kentucky schools last week, and the Taylor County School District fared well, according to the results.

    Most notably, Taylor County Elementary/Intermediate exceeded the state average in percentage of students scoring proficient/distinguished in reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

    This year, the assessment results look significantly different as the state transitions its accountability and assessment methods.

  • City moves 911 issue to fiscal court for review

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted to ask the Taylor County Fiscal Court to look into an interlocal agreement with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Monday’s regular scheduled meeting at the Civic Center.

    The agreement is an amendment to the Central Kentucky 911 Network, which mutually serves LFUCG and the participants.

    Wes Dillon, the city’s 911 Center director, told the council there are about 20 participants in the network, which helps route 911 calls to the right locations across central Kentucky.

  • Coroner talks about county's overdose problem

     

    Drug overdoses do not discriminate, and they are on the rise in Taylor County, around the state, and across the nation.

    That was a portion of the message Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook gave to local healthcare professionals during a meeting of the Alliance for a Better Community at the Taylor County Extension Office last week.