WPSD in Paducah is reporting two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, drowned in a swimming pool in Carbondale, IL Saturday.
The boys were reportedly from Hopkinsville. Their names have not been released. We will have further details when they become available.
The Hopkinsville Christian County Relay for Life Committee will have its first meeting for the 2013 campaign late this month.
A news release from publicity director Brandon Burke says the committee will meet August 30th at the Hampton Inn from 5:30 until 7:30. The planning meeting is called the “Relay Retreat” and it is open to committee members, team captains, team members and anyone else who may be interested in helping with next year’s Relay for Life event.
The meeting will be used to set goals, future meeting dates and a theme for next year. Burke says the more people they can get to show up, the more ideas there will be to vote on. The committee will also decide on members and member roles for the next year and it will recap all of the accomplishments from the last 12 months.
A few more candidates have filed for city council in Christian County’s smaller incorporated towns and another incumbent school board member has filed papers to run.
Filing for re-election in District 2 was Betsy Glover, who has served two years in that position after winning a special election following the resignation of Darryl Lynch. Ms. Glover will face Teresa Moss in the November General Election.
There are now four candidates for Crofton City Council, as Brenda West joined Gregory Owen, Lewis Croft and Anthony Durham in running late last week. At least two more candidates are still needed to fill out Crofton’s council.
In Oak Grove, Janet Edwards and Tim Johnson joined James McKnight in filing papers, with three more candidates needed there. Two more people need to file papers in Pembroke, where Sherry Byerline and Jeanette Aldridge are still the only two candidates running for the four-member council.
Only Norma Banks has filed to run for the Lafayette City Commission, where four members make up the panel. The deadline to file is 4pm Tuesday.
A large fire burned nearly 300 acres in the northern end of Land Between the Lakes yesterday.
That’s according to a story on WPSD TV’s website, which says the blaze broke out near the Nickell Branch area of LBL and spread as multiple fire departments attempted to get it under control.
Eventually, crews would treat it as a controlled burn and led the flames toward the lake. No one was injured in the response to the blaze, which was on the Kentucky Lake side of LBL.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office will have a K9 unit within the next couple weeks.
Sheriff Ray Burnam said last night in a statement that drug dog “Kilo” will hit the streets as unit 218 in two weeks. The Sheriff’s Office had sought a dog for several months before having enough funding to make the purchase.
The Sheriff attributed Sgt. Jimmy Godair’s eagerness to use the animal to fight drug crimes as one of the driving forces for getting the dog and says the K9 equipment such as a harness and vest have already been received.