Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp (left) and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield (right) were among those speaking at the announcement.
Several dozen people from across Todd County and elsewhere gathered in the old Todd County Courthouse on the square this morning for a major announcement concerning 3G cell phone service in the city of Elkton.
Only those AT&T customers in southern Todd County could quickly access the internet on their mobile devices up until Thursday when the company flipped the switch for service in Elkton.
AT&T Kentucky President Mary Pat Reagan made the official announcement, which included the news that Clifty and Russellville also now have 3G.
State Senator Joey Pendleton and Representative Martha Jane King have worked hard the last few years trying to get better service in Todd County, though Senator Pendleton acknowledged he never expected it to come so quickly.
Representative King thanked AT&T for working so closely with local officials and said the nearly instantaneous access to the rest of the world is a bridge that Todd County doesn’t have to build.
AT&T officials also announced plans to bring 4G speeds to all three tower sites in Todd County in the not too distant future. Todd County Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield, Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp, Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall, Trenton Mayor Joann Holder and school system superintendent Mike Kenner were also in attendance.
A former member of the WHOP staff has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at Maddux-Fuqua Hinton Funeral Home for 59-year old Deborah Pryor Young of Elkton, who spent several years at WHOP in the 1970’s and 80’s in several different capacities.
Known then as Debbie Joiner, she worked with Jim Love in the news room and also worked in the programming department. Listeners may also remember Debbie from when she hosted a women’s program on WHOP.
She would also go on to become a weather reporter at TV-43, before taking a job at the Hopkinsville Planning Commission.
Ms. Young is survived by her husband, two daughters, a son, brother, sister and four grandchildren.
A Hopkinsville man accused of assaulting a police officer and getting away early this year has been found and taken into custody.
Hopkinsville Police arrested 22-year old Sidney Jackson just after 3pm Sunday on West 7th Street. The warrant says that on January 17th, Jackson was being questioned about an air conditioner burglary that happened on Bentley Street.
The investigating officer asked Jackson for permission to search his person for any weapons, which he denied. Jackson then reportedly put his hands to his waist.
The officer than attempted to frisk Jackson and a struggle ensued, with the suspect then allegedly striking the officer in the chest. A mirror was broken off the cruiser and Jackson was able to squirm out of his shirt and fled on foot and ultimately got away.
The warrant alleges that a handgun containing illegal hollow-point ammunition was found in Jackson’s clothes.
Jackson is charged with 3rd degree assault, criminal mischief, fleeing from police, receiving stolen property and gun charges.
An 11-year old Pembroke boy was arrested and taken to Cumberland Hall Saturday night for a Friday incident when he allegedly assaulted his sister.
Hopkinsville Police investigated an assault at 209 East 9th that reportedly happened between 5 and 6:30 Friday night. Police were not called until around 10:40 Saturday morning, when a 17-year old female told officers that her 11-year old brother had stabbed her in the left bicep with a broken mop handle during an argument.
The female had a piece of wood removed from her arm at Jennie Stuart Medical Center and it took two sutures to close the wound. The boy, whose address is listed as Pembroke, was charged with 2nd degree assault.
A Clarksville couple was arrested Saturday night on charges of allegedly smoking marijuana in a vehicle with a baby inside, with the woman also reportedly pregnant.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called to 100 Tandy Lane area after an anonymous tip that marijuana could be smelled in the area. Officer Zack Upton smelled the odor coming from a car upon arrival and allegedly found 18-year old Christopher McKay and 19-year old Tamaria Raybon inside.
The couple reportedly admitted to smoking the illegal weed inside, despite a 12-month old child inside and despite the fact Raybon is eight months pregnant. The couple, both of Tandy Drive Clarksville, was arrested and charged with child abuse, child neglect and possession of marijuana.