The number of gravel roads in Christian County has drastically diminished over the last couple of decades and officials hope that’s a trend that will continue into the future.
Christian Fiscal Court approved the annual road program at its meeting this morning’s meeting, where Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers said the mileage of gravel roads went down by ten miles this year.
Chamber says the cost of paving gravel roads has fluctuated over the years—but additional bid competition has made the price more affordable recently.
The road program as a whole wasn’t much different than last year’s. The state took responsibility for Gate 7 Road earlier in the year in exchange for the county taking short stretches of outlying roads including part of Brittmart.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble reminded magistrates about the Hopkinsville Christmas Parade coming up Saturday morning at 10 and of the Stars and Promises Christmas Concert at the Alhambra December 18th.
One of the suspects accused of being involved in an armed robbery late last month on Walnut Street that ended with a shooting has been arrested.
Hopkinsville Police arrested 27-year old Christopher Lamont Taylor of the city at Central Avenue and McKee Street around 6:30 Monday evening on the strength of a warrant on first degree robbery and parole violation charges.
Taylor is accused of going into a 1207 Walnut Street residence on October 30th armed with a handgun. Taylor and two other men allegedly took a handgun from 26-year old Antonio Green during the robbery and one of the suspects shot 41-year old Tyrone Bailey of Hopkinsville during the robbery.
Taylor was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bond.
The efforts of the grant-funded Christian County Youth Equality Coalition may be enhanced by a new effort, if another grant comes through.
Ashley Johnson of the Pennyrile Area Development District says a 50-thousand dollars Community Deliquency Prevention grant has been applied for—which would fund efforts to keep students in school who have a tendency to struggle or to be truant.
Ms. Johnson says organizing existing agencies to work together combined with some new efforts could make a difference in communities and in schools where some students need to be made to feel special.
The county must match half of the grant, if approved, but it will come through in-kind contributions such as volunteered time and resources instead of cash.
A three-vehicle wreck in Hopkins County this morning injured a Hanson teen.
The incident happened just before 7:30, according to Kentucky State Police, which says 54-year old Timothy Osborne of Hartford was stopped on KY 138. 34-year old Kevin Conrad of Hanson was slowing behind him when Conrad was rear-ended by 17-year old Addie Wagner of Hanson.
The collision knocked Conrad’s car into Osborne’s, though only Ms. Wagner would go to Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville for treatment of injuries. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A traffic stop in Marshall County Monday resulted in an arrest on methamphetamine charges.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Tim Reynolds saw a vehicle traveling very slow and hitting a curb. Once pulled over, 46-year old Eddie King of Benton gave police consent to search his vehicle.
Police say they found drugs, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. King was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, DUI, possession of meth and driving with an open container.