Trigg Co. Sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Godair is seen with "Kilo"/photo from TCSO Facebook page
Three Iowa residents were arrested in Cadiz on drug charges yesterday afternoon, thanks to some help from the new Trigg County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit.
Cadiz Police Sgt. Chad Grace pulled over 48-year old Scott Waters of Mount Pleasant, Iowa on U.S. 68-80 around 4pm for allegedly driving in a careless manner, according to a news release.
Waters could not produce an insurance card and Sgt. Grace called for backup from Trigg County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Godair and K9 “Kilo.” The dog hit on the car and police say they found a plastic canister under the hood near the car battery containing a small baggie of marijuana, homemade pipes commonly used to smoke narcotics, a homemade pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine with residue in it and a baggie containing an anti-biotic.
Waters and his two passengers—26-year old Sarah Balchunas of Mount Pleasant, Iowa and 42-year old Gregory Riderknecht of What Cheer, Iowa—were all arrested on several drug possession charges when none would take ownership of the items.
They were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Hopkinsville man is on a special mission and is in need of community support to reach his goal.
Michael Venable is raising money to go towards an organization called Ordinary Hero and he says after the passing of his wife, Beth, he felt it was important to continue her passion in helping young children find their forever homes.
Venable says even though his wife passed away, he feels she is always with him in spirit and he believes she would be thrilled to know that so many people have already shown their love and support by donating money to his cause.
The Department of Defense recently announced the deployment of roughly 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in the coming months to Afghanistan.
The 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, which is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor will be among those units to deploy to the war-torn country.
Christian County Public School Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says education is key to success and wants to ensure all students in the district reach their potential.
Ms. Gemmill is urging students to ask a lot of questions during class now that school is back in session.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says Murray State University will be the recipients of two grants worth over $500,000.
MSU will receive two grants from the U.S. Department of Education for Upward Bound Math and Science program worth $262,000 each.
Congressman Whitfield says this grant will make great strides in encouraging students to take an interest in math and science, at the same time, allowing for better education opportunities for those already seeking a math and science path.
Officials say the Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science.