Final reading of an ordinance requiring inspections on construction of commercial properties to be done was approved at this morning’s meeting.
Second reading was amended from the first time the ordinance passed, as residential homes are not included in the measure. The state has an “all or nothing” template when it comes to home construction inspection ordinances, meaning such a law would require a homeowner to pay for a pricy inspection to just build on a porch.
Squire Brent Spurlin said he and the other four magistrates agreed the commercial ordinance was the way to go.
The ordinance also makes it official that Pat Rhodes is the county-designated inspector.
In other business, court gave Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield approval to place an ad in the Todd County Standard reminding business owners and self-employed individuals that county government has a one percent payroll tax. The percentage also applies to net profits for business owners and farmers, though there is a 500 dollar maximum payment per year.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a rear-end collision that took place on Palmyra Road yesterday.
20-year old Sarah Duggan of Hietts Lane, Clarksville reportedly rear-ended the vehicle of 54-year old Pamela Roberson of Darnell Road, Herndon.
Roberson told deputies she was stopped on Palmyra Road waiting for the traffic light to turn green, when Duggan’s vehicle struck her vehicle.
Duggan was sent by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.
Roberson and Duggan’s passenger were not injured in the wreck.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and assault that allegedly took place yesterday in the area of Davenport Lane.
According to the report, deputies were dispatched to General Truck Parts located on 460 Davenport Lane for an apparent robbery and assault claim.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they spoke to Robert Griffey who told deputies an unknown male assaulted him with an unknown object after he opened the door.
According to Griffey, before he answered the door, the unknown male knocked on the door several times and was told to leave, but was persistent.
After he regained consciousness following the assault, Griffey told deputies he heard a female’s voice and then saw the male suspect carrying a heater, which he dropped when he got into the car with the female.
Griffey also told deputies he waited until Troy Cannon, the owner of the building to arrive on the scene because he had no other way to contact anyone.
EMS was called to the scene, but Griffey refused to be treated and deputies advised both Cannon and Griffey to the talk with the County Attorney’s Office in regards to the assault charges.
No arrests have been made at this time concerning the case, but deputies say the investigation is ongoing.
It remains unclear how new orders from the Pentagon to open thousands of jobs in units that were once off-limits to female soldiers will effect women stationed at the Fort Campbell military installation.
If law makers do not take action against the new orders, the policy will take effect in a month.
Despite the change in policy, women in all branches of service are still barred from serving in combat units, even though 300,000 female soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade, including thousands from the 101st Airborne Division.
The new orders will reportedly open 14,000 combat support jobs to female soldiers to serve closer to the front lines.