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Local News Tues. April 22

 

9 year old Dawson Fisher who was badly burned in a garage fire last December, came home last evening with police, firefighters & ems escorting him to Westlake Regional Hospital where a celebration was held.

Dawson wanted to thank everyone for their support and for saving his life during the celebration last evening.

He has come a long way and is really a miracle after suffering serious burns over 95 percent of his body in a garage fire last December when a fuel tank being removed from a van caught fire and engulfed the young boy.  Since that time, Dawson has been at a Cincinnati hospital and has had 20 surgeries.

Dawson still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but thankfully he is back in his hometown. Welcome home Dawson!

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Governor Steve Beshear today (Tuesday) announced Frost-Arnett Company plans to grow its operations in Taylor County.

Frost-Arnett, an accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, will create 70 new full-time jobs and invest $620,000 to expand its Campbellsville facility.

Frost-Arnett will expand its 10,000-square-foot call center on East Broadway Street to 12,000 square feet. The company is growing as a result of the booming health care industry and needs additional space and employees to meet the demand.
 
Hiring for the new positions is already underway. Frost-Arnett will hold a job fair at the Kentucky Career Center on East Broadway in Campbellsville April 26-28.
 
To encourage the investment and job creation in Campbellsville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.  
 
For more information on Frost-Arnett Company or the job fair, visit www.frost-arnett.com.

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Detectives from the Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred at 2421 Main Street in Willisburg on Sunday.  

Post 15 was notified by Washington County Dispatch of a body that was found in a structure following the fire.  The body was identified as 87-year-old Anna Lou Barr who was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 PM EDT on Sun. night.

Detective Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley are investigating.  No foul play is suspected.

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Lindsey Wilson College's annual Founders' Day Dinner will be held at 6pm, Thursday, April 24, at the Cranmer Dining Center. The keynote address will be given by LWC alumnus Bruce Harris of Birmingham, AL.

Harris, who is a professional affairs specialist with Alabama-based American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., graduated from LWC in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biology with minor in chemistry and Christian ministries. He earned a doctorate of pharmacy from Samford (AL) University, where he attended its McWhorter School of Pharmacy.