Taylor County

Campbellsville.com

Authorities are searching for a teen believed to have drowned in a Kentucky lake.

Local news outlets report Lt. Jeremy McQueary with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife said authorities were called Sunday afternoon. An 18-year-old man is believed to have gone underwater at Green River Lake and never resurfaced.

Rescue and recovery efforts were ongoing as of late Sunday night. Representatives from Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers and a search and rescue dive team from Taylor County were all on scene.

A Tennessee company is expanding its operations in Taylor County, adding 70 new full-time jobs. Frost- Arnett is an accounts receivable management company based in Nashville that announced Tuesday it is investing $620,000 to expand its call center in Campbellsville.

Company leaders say the expansion and new hiring comes as a result of Frost-Arnett’s increased business dealings with the health care industry.

Hiring for the new 70 full-time positions is underway. Frost-Arnett is also holding a job fair at the Kentucky Career Center in Campbellsville April 26-28.

Concerned citizens protested Tuesday morning outside the Taylor County animal shelter. The shelter will be closed to the public in April, and will instead, become a holding facility. Animals won’t be available for adoption by the public. Instead they will be transferred to other county shelters after spending one day in the holding facility. 

Harry Reif is president of the Taylor County SPCA.  He, among others, is looking for answers.

"It's Taylor county tax money that pays for the shelter, and the people of Taylor county feel they should have a voice in how it's operated and what the facility is used for," suggests Reif.