Christian County Relay for Life officials are still working on finishing up this year’s fundraising to meet their goal while already looking toward next year.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s received a few more donations since the local relay—which finished with $126,046 raised toward the $130,000 goal.
Ms. Johnson says anyone who wants to make a monetary donation can do so by calling her at 839-4400. She says there will also be another fundraiser before the end of August which will hopefully help them reach the goal.
Meanwhile, preparations for the 2013 relay are underway and a meeting is set for Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the conference room of the Doctor’s Pavilion at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for anyone interested in participating.
Relay for life events are held in nearly every county and raise money for cancer research and cancer patients through the American Cancer Society.
There will soon be a Kentucky “Mesonet” weather site in Todd County, thanks in part to action by Todd Fiscal Court.
Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky Climate Center run the “mesonet” website as a joint venture and it keeps weather records for most counties and the list continues to grow. The group wants to place a site between Elkton and Trenton on the farm of Carl Jenkins this summer and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says Fiscal Court and the Soil Conservation District agreed to help with the costs of a security fence.
Judge Greenfield says the weather records can be used for a number of things, such as farming and actions after severe weather.
The website to see weather conditions for other counties, including Christian and Trigg, is kymesonet.org.
A motorcycle wreck in south Christian County Saturday afternoon injured the biker.
A witness to the incident told Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Noisworthy that 50-year old Tina Stumbaugh of 3308 Southgate, Hopkinsville was eastbound on Gracey-Herndon Road around 1pm when she swerved to avoid a pot hole and lost control of her motorcycle.
Ms. Stumbaugh traveled into an embankment on the right side of the road and was thrown to the ground. The report says she was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest injuries.
She was wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.
Kentucky State Police arrested three people on metal theft charges in Muhlenberg County over the weekend.
The investigation began June 5th after KSP received a complaint from Greenville Recyclers on Kentucky 181 that two radiators had been stolen the previous day. Trooper Crag Engler was able to determine the items had been re-sold to Cain’s Recycling in Belton and was able to obtain warrants on three suspects.
Arrested Sunday and charged with 3rd degree burglary were 31-year old Amy Gary and 35-year old Barry Gary of Drakesboro and charged with receiving stolen property was 31-year old Dewayne Foster of Drakesboro.
All three were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail and the stolen property was returned to its owner.
A wreck in Calloway County yesterday afternoon injured an elderly Murray couple.
The report from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 3pm on KY 121, when 47-year old John Roberts of Murray attempted to pass a vehicle driven by 83-year old Martha Rogers of Murray.
Police says there was an oncoming vehicle and that caused Roberts to mis-judge his clearance to get back in the right lane. Ms. Rogers ran her vehicle off the road in an attempt to avoid Rogers and hit a telephone pole.
Ms. Rogers and her husband, 84-year old Carrol Rogers, were taken by ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital—while Roberts went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.