The Pennyrile Allied Community Services RSVP program will be sending care packages to members of the military stationed overseas after the Christmas season and they are asking for the public's help.
PACS RSVP Coordinator Mary Robinson says the men and women of the military receive a lot of packages during Christmastime, but those gifts slow down after the holidays.
Ms. Robinson says donations of snacks or other every day goods are being accepted through February at the PACS office on Liberty Street.
She says almost any type of non-perishable snack food item can be sent, in addition to other items that might just brighten the day of a soldier.
Cash donations are also being accepted to help pay for the shipping of the items.
No one was injured when a pickup hit a house in Todd County Thursday morning.
Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson says the incident happened around 7:20 at the intersection of Stringtown Road and West Jeff Davis Highway.
Sheriff Johnson says 16-year old Hunter Case of Elkton had been southbound on Stringtown when his brakes failed at the stop sign. His pickup went through the intersection and into the 3699 West Jeff Davis Highway home of Howard Fowler.
The home was heavily damaged, but no one was injured in the vehicle or house.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office made two arrests on drug and gun charges Wednesday.
A news release says Detective Wade Griggs arrested 55-year old James Krueger and 43-year old James S. Carr, both of 428 State Route 949, Dunmor. Krueger was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Carr was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force assisted in the investigation. Both men are lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail.
A young man who fell asleep at the wheel was injured in a single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County Wednesday morning.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 18-year old Richard Francisco of New Concord was eastbound on KY 444 around 7:30, when he fell asleep and drifted off the pavement. His pickup struck a tree and he had to be extricated from the wreckage.
An ambulance took Francisco to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Official local historian William Turner spoke at the final Christian Fiscal Court meeting of 2013 and thanked the judge and magistrates for paying for a historical photo display of the men who have served as Christian County Judge Executive since 1851.
Turner says the 1851 Kentucky Constitution changed county governments from being led by a chairman that had to be chosen at the start of each year to the elected judge system we know now.
There have been 23 county judges in Christian County since 1851 and Turner says he and others were able to find photos of 19 of those men to display in the upstairs of the Christian County Courthouse.
Turner told human interest stories on a few of the judges, including two who were members of Christian County's Breathitt family, which would give Kentucky the late Governor Ned Breathitt.
In other action, magistrates approved second reading of a reapportionment ordinance that tweaks some magisterial district borders due to population changes over the last decade. Fiscal Court also approved the second to last payment for renovations to the courthouse and approved the Christian County Road Program, which featured few changes from last year.
Court met in special session to accomplish its goal of only having to meet once in December due to the holidays.3