LATHAM FUNERAL HOME AND SOMETHING SPECIAL HAD DUCK DYNASTY THEMED BOOTHS
Elected officials, those hoping to become elected, local businesses and others gathered at Todd County Middle School Saturday night to raise money for a good cause.
Todd County Relay for Life’s second annual chili cookoff drew a good crowd and featured about a dozen different chilis—some very hot, some on the milder side and one or two with a taste of sugar.
Tami Sears and Carolyn Farmer are the co-chairs of this year’s Todd County Relay and Ms. Farmer says most loyal Relay supporters have been touched by cancer in some way.
Finding a cure for cancer is certainly personal for Farmer, as she lost her son Jeff to the disease in 2007.
The Elkton woman flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following an accident on Russellville Road in Hopkinsville Friday afternoon has been allowed to go home.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center says Betty Sydner of Elkton was treated for her injuries and released Friday. As previously reported, Hopkinsville Police said Ms. Sydner fell asleep at the wheel near the Bypass intersection around 3 o’clock and ran off the road.
Sydner’s SUV overturned, ejecting her to the ground.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s response to last Sunday night and Monday morning’s winter storm has been widely criticized in Christian County and four local state lawmakers discussed the topic on this week’s Legislative Update program.
In particular, criticism came from the stark difference in road conditions on highways such as U.S. 68-80 and U.S. 41, where the pavement was clear in Trigg and Todd counties and still snow-covered in Christian through part of Wednesday.
There were 15 wrecks on Interstate 24 in Christian County Wednesday night, while the same highway was in mostly good condition in Trigg and Montgomery counties. The Highway Department sent several trucks in from adjoining counties to address Christian County’s issues and had the roads in much better condition by Wednesday afternoon.
Eighth District Representative John Tilley represents parts of Christian and Trigg counties and says it’s time to regroup and figure out what exactly went wrong.
A Todd County woman was flown to a Nashville hospital following a single vehicle accident in Hopkinsville Saturday evening.
The incident happened around 3 o’clock at the intersection of Russellville Road and the Bypass, according to Hopkinsville Police, which says Betty Sydner of Elkton apparently fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the pavement and overturned.
Ms. Sydner was ejected from her SUV and sustained multiple lacerations to her body. She was alert and talking to officers at the scene and was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
With several more days missed due to this week's winter storm, the Christian and Todd County school systems will once again have to grapple with their calendar.
Christian County School System Spokesperson Heather Lancaster says they are hoping the General Assembly passes legislation to allow forgiveness or some other mechanism to make up missed days, but some additional days may have to be tacked on to the end of the year.
The Christian County School Board would have to approve any changes to the calendar and Ms. Lancaster says using Spring Break is not on the agenda.
Todd County School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says they will also be faced with adding on days to the end of the calendar if the General Assembly doesn't act in some way.
Benningfield says Todd County will not touch Spring Break.
The last day of school for Todd County is tentatively set for May 30.