https://www.cknj.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hepatitis A cases trending down in Taylor County https://www.cknj.com/content/hepatitis-cases-trending-down-taylor-county <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylorcounty_3_8.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> Fiscal Court makes hires for Judicial Center maintenance https://www.cknj.com/content/fiscal-court-makes-hires-judicial-center-maintenance <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/judicial_center_0.jpg" alt="The Taylor County Judicial Center is expected to reopen Monday after being closed for three weeks. The Fiscal Court approved the hiring of Knight&#039;s Mechanical for preventative maintenance and Timmy Judd to be the maintenance director for the building." title="The Taylor County Judicial Center is expected to reopen Monday after being closed for three weeks. The Fiscal Court approved the hiring of Knight&#039;s Mechanical for preventative maintenance and Timmy Judd to be the maintenance director for the building." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> Amazon pay increase will affect nearly 1,000 employees locally https://www.cknj.com/content/amazon-pay-increase-will-affect-nearly-1000-employees-locally <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amazon2_0.jpg" alt="The recently-announced pay raise for Amazon employees will affect nearly a thousand full-time and seasonal employees locally." title="The recently-announced pay raise for Amazon employees will affect nearly a thousand full-time and seasonal employees locally." align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Amazon&rsquo;s recently announced wage increase will affect around 1,000 employees at the company&rsquo;s fulfillment center in Campbellsville, according to a company spokesperson.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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 &ldquo;hundreds&rdquo; of seasonal associates at the Campbellsville facility, according to Ashley Robinson, a spokesperson for Amazon, via an email Monday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> Election Preview: U.S. Rep., State Rep., State Senate, and KY Supreme Court https://www.cknj.com/content/election-preview-us-rep-state-rep-state-senate-and-ky-supreme-court <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/electionart_8.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>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.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Special meeting ends in no decision for sports complex earthwork https://www.cknj.com/content/special-meeting-ends-no-decision-sports-complex-earthwork <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/campbellsville_city_logo_14.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> The council met and heard from City Engineer Blake Durrett about three bids that were submitted for the project and opened last week.&nbsp;</p> Reunited https://www.cknj.com/content/reunited-0 <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/08-08-18_car_reunition_story_1.jpg" alt="Betty and Pete Gupton of Campbellsville sit in their old car for the first time in more than 36 years. They were reunited with the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS by the current owner, Chuck Frame, a Toronto, Canada, native." title="Betty and Pete Gupton of Campbellsville sit in their old car for the first time in more than 36 years. They were reunited with the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS by the current owner, Chuck Frame, a Toronto, Canada, native." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> By Emily LaForme, elaforme@lebanonenterprise.com&nbsp;</p> <p> Automobiles&hellip; 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&rsquo;d end up. After 36 years, an old car is doing just that&hellip; Bringing people together in entirely unexpected ways.</p> <p> 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.</p> Grandview faces uncertain future https://www.cknj.com/content/grandview-faces-uncertain-future <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grandview-front.jpg" alt="The future of The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility faces an uncertain future after recent reports allege improper care to residents." title="The future of The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility faces an uncertain future after recent reports allege improper care to residents." align="left" hspace="6" width="153" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.</p> Deal reached in animal abuse case https://www.cknj.com/content/deal-reached-animal-abuse-case <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/phillips_dog_1a.jpg" alt="Pictured is one of the dogs that was found at the Phillips property earlier this year." title="Pictured is one of the dogs that was found at the Phillips property earlier this year." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> 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.&nbsp;</p>