The Christian County Animal Shelter has scheduled another off-site adoption event for this weekend.
As she did a few weeks ago, Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace will have animals up for adoption at Tractor Supply on the Eagle Way Bypass Saturday morning beginning at 9.
Ms. Grace says they were very successful the last time they had an event at Tractor Supply and that there will be a 10 dollar discount on adoption fees for animals taken home Saturday.
The Animal Shelter has enjoyed record months recently in finding homes for pets, using Facebook and Petfinder to post photos of the cats and dogs online for anyone to see.
The arrival of Hemlock Semi-Conductor just across the state and county border has caused a significant increase in traffic in Guthrie and it will only get greater over the next few years as the extremely large plant grows.
Extra traffic means an even greater danger at two awkward intersections in the town, prompting state officials to look at ways to re-route or alter the U.S. 79-KY 181 and U.S. 41-KY 181 crossings.
A group with the Department of Highways came to Guthrie recently and discussed options, but State Senator Joey Pendleton says money to put shovels in the ground is just not there at this point—though there are funds for the initial design phases.
Senator Pendleton says south Todd County residents should know the projects are necessary and they will happen, it’s just a matter of when.
The two intersections are particularly dangerous for tractor-trailers due to visibility issues and due to there being little room to maneuver.
The Senator says the widening of KY 181 coming south into Elkton from the 68 bypass will happen and is funded in the current road plan.
It only happens once every three years, so residents of Trigg County and adjoining Kentucky counties are encouraged to drop off their unwanted tires at a free disposal event later this month.
The Trigg County disposal days will be April 26th, 27th and 28th at the road department garage at 2759 Hopkinsville Road off of U.S. 68 near the airport.
Ashley Johnson of the Pennyrile Area Development District says most tires are accepted on and off the rim.
There will likely be a line and those with sizeable loads are encouraged to bring help to unload.
The hours are 8am to 4pm Thursday and Friday and 8am to noon Saturday, April 28th. Other local counties are having similar events, with stories on those to come at a later date.
A Nortonville couple already in trouble with the law was arrested yesterday afternoon on methamphetamine charges.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says Trooper John Komar was assisting Hopkins County Probation and Parole with a home visit at the residence of 33-year old Roger Skimehorn and 26-year old Brittany Skimehorn of Nortonville around 2:20pm when police saw items of drug paraphernalia in plain view.
Consent was given to search the residence and police say they found two separate methamphetamine labs in addition to components of a lab inside the couple’s car.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
A young woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on sexual abuse charges after she allegedly grabbed the private parts of two young boys.
Hopkinsville Police were called to 709 Hipkins St. around noon to the report of a female locked inside a vehicle with several other females outside trying to attack her.
The woman was already gone when they got there, but they later found 19-year old Sherri Pillow of Hopkinsville at 148 North McPherson Avenue. She said the women trying to attack her were at another North McPherson address and police found them there.
That resident’s six-year old son reportedly told Officer Matt Overby that Pillow had been walking down the street and called him to the sidewalk. That’s when Pillow allegedly grabbed his groin area, causing him to run to his mother.
While that victim was away, Pillow allegedly called for a 10-year old boy who was on the porch to come to the sidewalk and grabbed his private parts.
Police talked to a witness who verified the juveniles’ account of the incident. Pillow was arrested and charged with first degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.