Crews from the Pembroke and Fairview Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a barn fire Saturday evening.
The initial call came out around 5:40 of a barn fire near the 800 block of Little River Church Road, which is near the intersection with 68-80. The structure was already fully involved when fire-fighters arrived on the scene.
The barn belongs to local farmer Roy Jenkins.
Kentucky State Police believe a fire that claimed the life of a man in Muhlenberg County Friday night was accidental.
A news release says 70-year old Charles William Smith of Drakesboro was inside and older travel trailer when it caught on fire at 4861 State Route 70 East in Drakesboro around 8:30 Friday night.
The person who called 911 to report the fire believed someone may have been inside and responders found Smith inside and deceased after crews got the blaze put out. State Police say the fire originated from inside the trailer and that it’s believed to have been accidental.
The news release says the investigation into the incident continues.
A single-vehicle wreck near Fairview Saturday morning sent a Cadiz woman to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Todd County Deputy Sheriff Patrick Turner says 34-year old Christy Poteete was southbound near the 1700 block of Britmart Road around 6:45 when the right side of her vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the road in a curve.
Ms. Poteete over-corrected and crossed the northbound lane before striking a tree. Deputy Turner says she wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center helipad, where Life Flight then transported her to Vanderbilt for head trauma. Police don’t believe her injuries are life-threatening.
A Chattanooga man was booked into the Montgomery County Jail after a routine traffic stop uncovered thousands of dollars in cash and drugs in a vehicle on Thanksgiving morning.
21-year old Logan Blakely of White Oak Road was charged with DUI, simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
Police say around 3 a.m. an officer spotted a Saturn Ion at the intersection of Madison Street and Richview Road which was stopped at a green light and not moving.
When the officer checked on the driver side of the vehicle, Blakely was allegedly passed out.
Once Blakeley was awake, the officer reported he could smell alcohol and that Blakely was slow to react to instructions, and was unsteady on his feet and failed field sobriety tests.
The officer also found an orange case containing a metal pipe, marijuana, rolling papers, and a vacuum sealed freezer bag.
During an interview with Blakeley, police determined that the money had been proceeds from drug sales and he was just in town for a visit.