Governor Steve Beshear has appointed the next Trigg County Judge-Executive.
Current Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander will fill the unexpired term of Republican Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, who was elected as First District State Senator in November.
The Democrat was among several people nominated to fill the position and will begin his duties January 1st. Chief Alexander had held his current position since 1996.
Judge Humphries’ term expires in 2014, which will be when Alexander can be challenged for the first time.
The Christmas spirit was in the air in Elkton today, where a local funeral home sponsored a major discount on gas at one service station for an hour.
It wasn’t publicized beforehand, but the price of regular unleaded at the Gates station on West Main Street went from $3.25 to $1.99 for about an hour starting around 2pm. Traffic backed up to the historic square before the police department routed the line down a side street.
Todd County Funeral Home sponsored the discount and Funeral Director Apprentice Travis Harris said it was just a way to show appreciation to the people they serve.
Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are inviting the public to stop by and check out the latest event at the local museum featuring trains.
Executive Director Alissa Keller is inviting the community on Saturday, December 29th for a Day with Trains.
Ms. Keller says conductors will also be on site to run their model trains from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Officials say there is an admission fee and for more information about the event, contact 270-887-4270.
A Clarksville man was arrested on child abuse charges Thursday night for allegedly hitting a small child in the face with a cup.
The report from Clarksville Police says 22-year old Wilfredo Valcarcel of Northeast Drive was putting his ex-girlfriend’s four year old boy to bed when the woman heard what sounded like a slap and the child started crying harder than it had been before.
The woman said she went into the bedroom and found her son with a bloody lip and a red left cheek. The mother said he admitted to throwing and hitting the boy with a cup, though he told police he didn’t mean for the cup to strike the child.
Valcarcel was arrested and charged with child abuse and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
A rear-end collision on West 7th Street Thursday evening sent two people to the hospital.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 49-year old Patricia Lantrip of Hopkinsville was eastbound around 6:30 when she stopped at the Westwood Drive intersection to make a left turn. Approaching her from behind was 43-year old Ashley Joiner of Hopkinsville, who failed to stop and ran in to the back of Ms. Lantrip’s car.
Passengers of Lantrip—11-year old James Lantrip and 40-year old Anthony Johnson of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of back and neck pain. Ms. Joiner complained of pain, but refused medical treatment according to the report. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.