A Todd County constable has resigned from his position to serve his community in another capacity.
Todd Judge Executive Darryl Greenfield says 3rd District Constable Jonathan Stahl resigned this week and will be sworn in as the next chief of the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.
Judge Greenfield said Stahl described Stahl as a “good man” who did a good job as constable and will continue to do well in his new capacity.
It wasn’t immediately known if that open seat will be on this year’s ballot or if a replacement will be chosen in some other way.
A house fire on Mosley Drive yesterday afternoon did significant damage to the residence and contents.
Seven trucks and 16 fire-fighters responded to 1709 Mosley just before 4pm, where crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home.
No one was injured in the incident, though the blaze would do $45,000 in damages to the structure and $10,000 to contents. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.
The residence is owned by Cathy Carpenter of Hopkinsville and Margaret Radford rents the home, according to the report.
The structure was valued at $60,000 before the fire.
Someone recently stole expensive equipment out of a federal government owned vehicle in Hopkinsville.
The report from the Sheriff’s Office says Josh Richardson with the United States Department of Agriculture told deputies someone took a surveying level, aluminum tripod and other surveying tools from a vehicle belonging to the agency between December 20th and Monday.
The vehicle had been parked at the USDA office on the bypass and no suspects are listed on the report.
A wreck in Lyon County this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 9am, according to the report from State Police, which says 34-year old Kristy Cotton of Eddyville was southbound on State Route 93 near Confederate when she slid on the wet pavement and ran off the road.
Ms. Cotton then over-corrected and ran off the other side of the roadway into a culvert. She was taken by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for her injuries.
Crime has been reported to be on the increase in several area communities and Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam is breaking new ground on finding wanted fugitives there.
Sheriff Burnam says he has spoken with Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Coordinator Paul Ray about helping officials there organize their own Crime Stoppers program.
The Christian County program is funded by donations from local businesses and residents, who have an interest in reducing crime in the area. Fugitives of Week are featured on newscasts and the donated money is used to give cash rewards to anonymous tipsters who help police find the wanted fugitives.