Four people were injured in a wreck on Old Madisonville Road Sunday afternoon.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year old Dustin Cohoon of Linn St, Hopkinsville was northbound going aproximately 50 miles per hour on a curved hill when he swerved to miss oncoming traffic.
Police say Cohoon lost control of his vehicle and ran off the side of the road and into a fence. The vehicle rolled at least twice, before finally coming to rest on its roof.
Cohoon and his three passengers—19-year old Kayla Darling of Crofton, 19-year old Zachery Morris of Crofton and 21-year old Jamie White of Wayne Drive, Hopkinsville were all taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster says it is important that the synthetic drug issue be dealt with on a statewide basis instead of passing hundreds of city and county ordinances.
Speaking at a Monday morning news conference, Foster said other counties had asked him for help in crafting a local ordinance banning synthetic drugs, but he warned them new General Assembly legislation would be needed.
Foster says there would be several problems with local ordinances, most notably the ability to stand up to inevitable legal challenges.
Like everyone else who spoke, Foster said synthetic drugs are becoming one of the most dangerous problems facing Kentucky, partly because they are sold under the guise of “bath salts” or as incense.
State Representative John Tilley is co-sponsoring the bill that more broadly bans the substances and says the legislation has bi-partisan support in both the house and senate. The bill also creates harsh penalties for businesses that choose to sell the products.
A fire in the ventilation system at a Hopkinsville factory did significant damage yesterday afternoon.
The report from the fire department says seven trucks and 13 fire-fighters responded to Meritor on Bill Bryan Boulevard just before 1:30 and found the blaze in the ventilation system.
The fire was contained to where it had begun, but still did $10,000 worth of damage to the system. All fire-fighters were gone by a little after 3:30 and no one was injured in the incident.
Someone broke into a Greenville Road home yesterday and stole an expensive television.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says the break-in happened between 7:45 am and 1:30pm at 13350 Greenville Road. The owner of the home, Gary Ebling, said he returned to find his front door forced open and a 42 inch television valued at $1,200 gone.
No suspects are listed on the report.
Todd Fiscal Court has received a mostly positive state audit report.
The document issued by State Auditor Adam Edelen says the audit found the county’s financial statements fairly represent the county’s business during the last fiscal year.
As is often the case in smaller counties, the report says the county lacks segregation of duties in accounting functions, as the treasurer receives, records and deposits all funds.
The auditor does not allege any wrong-doing in any way, but recommends that the same person not perform all of the county’s accounting duties. These recommendations are almost always made to counties with very few employees, who lack the manpower to segregate duties to the liking of the state.
The auditor also recommends that the county should do a better job of keeping inventory of its property, to which Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says they are working on.
Lastly, the auditor says the Todd County treasurer was not supplied all of the bank statements, invoices and debt documents regarding payments on the jail debts and construction of the new justice center.
Once again, there are no accusations of wrong-doing, but the auditor says better record-keeping is needed.