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.
A wreck on the 68 bypass at the Pennyrile Parkway interchange yesterday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around 3:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 76-year old Phyllis Wallace of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn left onto the bypass from the parkway off-ramp and said she didn’t see the oncoming vehicle of 16-year old Cayce Scott of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Scott was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, and struck the Wallace vehicle in the front left.
Ms. Wallace was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for her injuries, with both drivers wearing a seat belt.
A wreck in Hopkins County Sunday night injured a Fort Campbell woman, who was allegedly driving impaired.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Gentry says 28-year old Kimberly Wilson of Desert Storm Avenue was northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway around 9:30 and drove into the median.
Ms. Wilson’s vehicle overturned and crossed the southbound lanes on its roof, before finally coming to rest against a guard rail. She was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for a neck injury.
Wilson is charged with DUI and will appear in court after being released from the hospital.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who reportedly has a lengthy criminal history of domestic-related assaults.
Police are looking for 30-year old Dehazell Jovan Peden of Clarksville, who has seven active warrants on file for his arrest.
According to Clarksville Police, on March 3rd, Peden brandished a handgun at two people at Robin Hood Drive residence and told everyone to get out and then went upstairs, where his wife was sleeping upstairs and grabbed her arm and yelled at her.
When officers arrived on the scene, Peden reportedly fled out the back of the residence.
Police say the 30-year old Clarksville man does not have any property or right to be in the house.
Peden is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and four contempt warrants on file.
Anyone with information about Peden’s whereabouts are urged to contact 931-645-8477.
A second man wanted for allegedly robbing a juvenile last month is now behind bars.
21-year old Joshua Paul Stacy of Cadiz turned himself into the Cadiz Police Department this afternoon and was served with three warrants for 1st degree robbery, 2nd degree assault, and terroristic threatening.
According to Cadiz Police, on February 13th, a 13-year-old male told police that 18-year old T.C. Byers, of Gracey, and Stacy assaulted him around 8:40 p.m. and took his money in the parking lot of the East Cadiz Baptist Church, located at 407 Third Street.
Prior to Stacy turning himself into authorities, an investigating officer who contacted one of his relatives over the phone, overheard Stacy say he would kill any officer that tried to arrest him and that he was innocent.
The other suspect in the case, T.C. Byers was arrested shortly after the robbery and was charged with 1st degree robbery, 2nd degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
Police say Stacy was booked into the Christian County Jail and that the 13-year old victim continues to recover from his injuries he sustained last month.