Montgomery County officials announced today that a local man has been selected as the county engineer.
Nick Powell recently served as a project engineer for James and Associates in Dickson and he holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with an emphasis in civil engineering, from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Mayor Carolyn Bowers was quoted as saying that she was pleased to have Nick join Montgomery County Government and that she was confident that his background and expertise will be a great asset to the county as he assists with our various projects.
Powell’s first day of employment as county engineer is Monday, August 6th.
"Lefty" is just one of the animals available for adoption at the shelter.
The Trail of Tears Park on East Ninth Street normally hosts the annual Pow-Wow, but will be the home of the first ever “Bow-Wow” this weekend.
The event is a kickoff for a fundraising campaign meant to help pay for the spaying or neutering of shelter animals so their offspring doesn’t return to the shelter needing a home years down the road.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says the local facility is already taking part in the “Get Them Done” campaign.
Even though it’s a fundraiser, there’s no admission cost. Ms. Grace says there are ways to contribute by buying food and other items at the event in addition to making a monetary donation.
The event kicks off at 4 with registration and continues until 8pm. There will be several contests, drawings and other activities. Ms. Grace says everyone is welcome to attend and to bring their dog or cat.
The Christian County Justice Center and judicial centers across Kentucky will be closed Monday and one local official doesn’t understand the reasoning.
Christian Circuit Court Clerk Gary Haddock says the state has tried furloughing employees before to balance its departmental budgets and that didn’t seem to work.
With the passage of House Bill 269 this year, the Kentucky General Assembly reduced the total funds available to the Judicial Branch by 25.2 million dollars for this fiscal year. That includes a permanent reduction to the annual base operating budget of 16.2 million dollars and a one-time transfer of 9 million dollars in payroll to the state’s general fund.
In response, court system employees will be furloughed at least three days this fiscal year and maybe as many as six. Haddock says a very busy court system will be closed Monday and that residents won’t even be able to renew their drivers license.
The state says the furloughs will keep the judicial system in sound financial shape, but Haddock says he’ll believe it when he sees it.
Someone recently went into an Amish business in North Christian County and stole nearly three-thousand dollars worth of tools.
The theft happened sometime over the weekend at Pennyrile Pallets at 13860 Castleberry-Crofton Road, Crofton according to the report, which says someone entered an unlocked door.
The perpetrator took a plaza cutter, four nail guns, three staplers and a tool bag full of tools. Total value of the items is listed as 29-hundred-80 dollars and no suspects are listed on the report.
Hay is going to be harder to get this year due to drought conditions and there has already been one report of a major theft this summer.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to 5230 Dawson Springs Road, Crofton recently after 30 bales of hay were discovered missing. The owner of the building where the hay was kept recently passed away.
Witnesses to the theft were able to give deputies a description of the vehicle used to steal the hay and three suspects are listed on the report.