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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

     

  • Special meeting ends in no decision for sports complex earthwork

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted down a motion to accept a bid for mass earthwork at the site of the Campbellsville Sports Park at a special-called meeting Monday evening. 

    The council met and heard from City Engineer Blake Durrett about three bids that were submitted for the project and opened last week. 

  • Reunited

    By Emily LaForme, elaforme@lebanonenterprise.com 

    Automobiles… They carry us where we have to go, they help us get to where we want to be, and sometimes they bring us to places we never thought we’d end up. After 36 years, an old car is doing just that… Bringing people together in entirely unexpected ways.

    Chuck Frame, of Toronto, Canada, has a passion for cars that has taken him all over, and when he heard that a friend was selling his favorite model - a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - he jumped on it.

  • Grandview faces uncertain future

     

    There is a great deal of uncertainty around the community with the recent announcement that Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation could potentially be closing, and approximately 80 residents would have to be relocated, with no clear picture on where many could ultimately wind up. 

    As of now though, there has been no official notice that the facility will be closing. A spokesperson for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) said the investigation is still ongoing.

  • Deal reached in animal abuse case

     

    The animal cruelty case against local business owners Bobby and Rebecca Phillips came to an end last week via a mediation agreement, and many local residents are upset, angry, and frustrated at the result. 

    Via the agreement, all 164 charges against Bobby Phillips were dismissed. He had faced 82 counts of cruelty to animals second degree and 82 counts of failure to vaccinate against rabies. 

  • Fall Festival at Homeplace on Green River set for Sept. 8

     

    The board of directors and volunteers at the Homeplace on Green River are preparing for the annual Fall Festival, set to take place in a little more than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    This year will be the 11th year of the festival, and with mostly sunny skies and early projections showing temperatures in the low 80s, board member George Kolbenschlag and other organizers said they are expecting a large, possibly record-breaking turnout for the festival.

  • Marsy's Law aims to help provide crime victims rights

     

    Voters headed to the polls in November will have a slate of candidates for local offices to vote for, but they will also have a “Yes” or “No” question on the ballot as well. 

    The question will read, “Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?”