Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says scammers are always trying to come up with ways to steal hard earned money from honest citizens.
Attorney General Conway says he wants to make sure Kentucky senior citizens are armed with latest information to protect themselves against fraud and identity theft scams.
He says unsolicited callers requesting personal information for bogus hospital billing purposes, healthcare or prescription benefits, as well as lottery and sweepstakes, continue to be a major source of concern.
Conway adds that it’s never a good idea to give out personal information over the phone to a stranger or to wire money to someone who is not a trusted friend or family member.
To ensure that all senior citizens are safe from scammers, Conway suggests residents to beware of home solicitors and to keep the door closed to people they don’t recognize, research the product, service or company before they buy or contribute money and to never do business with unsolicited callers, especially if they are offering to fix credit and consolidate loans.
Two people were sent by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries after they were involved in single vehicle wreck in Hopkins County yesterday morning.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wreck on Greenville Road involving a garbage truck owned by Madisonville Disposal.
Through the course of investigation, deputies determined that 46-year old George Allen, the truck driver allowed the vehicle to drop off the right shoulder of the roadway and then attempted to steer it back onto the roadway.
Sheriff’s Deputies say as the truck re-entered the lane, the weight of the truck caused it to overturn on its side, slide across the west bound lane.
Deputies say the truck then struck an earth embankment and overturned onto its top where it came to rest.
Allen and his passenger, 44-year old Ricky Vickery were both sent to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Greenville Road was closed for about an hour while wreckers removed the truck.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man for a welfare check.
Police say they received a report that a man had requested assistance about legal issues
concerning his wife and children and that the man indicated he was discharged from the military and has PTSD.
Police say they also received information that the unknown male would appear to get angry, but would calm himself down by closing his eyes and breathing deep and was visibly shaking as he spoke.
Police were also told the unknown male has contacted various agencies for help, but to no avail and that’s why officers would like to talk to him to ensure his safety and to assist him in getting the help and advice he needs.
The man was last seen driving an older green Ford Mustang and a picture of him is posted on our Facebook page.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts are urged to contact 931-645-8477.
All four incorporated smaller towns in Christian County still need candidates to file for city council seats and the deadline is quickly approaching.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says Crofton and Oak Grove have six city council members and Pembroke and Lafayette have four—and only Crofton has half the candidates it needs.
Anthony Durham and Gregory Owen join former District 8 Magistrate Lewis Croft in running in Crofton, James McKnight has filed in Oak Grove, Sherry Byerline and Jeanette Aldridge in Pembroke and Norma Banks in Lafayette.
Ms. Humphries says all one has to do to file their papers is come to the courthouse by close of business Tuesday.
Filing her papers to run for re-election to the Christian County School Board in District 4 Wednesday was Linda Keller, who is currently unopposed.
Todd County Judge Executive Darryl Greenfield will propose a property tax rate at tomorrow morning’s Fiscal Court meeting and says he wants to keep it the same.
As always, magistrates will have the option to keep the rate the same, they could take the compensating rate to keep the same revenue or they could choose to increase revenue by four percent by increasing taxes.
Judge Greenfield says keeping the rate at 9.9 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value is the option he will recommend.
Judge Greenfield says he just doesn’t believe now is the time to raise taxes on Todd County residents while the economy continues to struggle.
Todd Fiscal Court will meet at 9am at the courthouse. The Judge says court will not vote on an ordinance, they will only decide which way they want to go and take up an ordinance next meeting. The agenda is rather routine outside of the tax proposal.