Officials from two counties joined Congressman Ed Whitfield and State Representative Martha Jane King in officially announcing a federal grant to build the Todd Career Path Institute Thursday.
Congressman Whitfield helped Todd County get the $1.5 million Economic Development Administration grant, Todd Fiscal Court bonded a half million dollars and Todd County got a $250,000 grant from the state through PADD.
The other $250,000 was state grant money Christian County received that Christian Fiscal Court agreed to allot to the project.
Todd Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield once again thanked everyone involved, but noted the uniqueness of two counties working so closely together for the common good.
Juniors and seniors at Todd County Central High School got the chance to meet with college representatives and professionals from the community Thursday afternoon at the annual transition fair.
Todd County Schools Youth Services Coordinator Kelly Templeman said it was an occasion for students to explore all of their options and become educated about what’s out there.
There is already a three-way race for the Deomcratic nomination for Todd County Sheriff next year, while a few more incumbents also filed their papers for other races.
Logan County Sheriff's Deputy Giles Taylor of Elkton has made it official that he will run next year and will face Todd County Deputy Tracy White and former Sheriff Billy Stokes in the primary.
Taylor has been with the Logan County Sheriff's Department since 2008 and previously worked for the Morgantown Police Department.
There has been speculation that additional Deomcrats and one or two Republicans could file for Sheriff before the deadline in January.
Todd County Clerk Kim Chapman has also filed her papers to run for re-election, as have Jailer Greg Allen and District 5 Magistrate Jimmy Turner.
In Christian County, District 2 Constable Chuck Gresham has filed to run for re-election.
A Hopkinsville woman used a gun to hold an intruder until police could arrive on the scene late Wednesday night.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Andre Jacobs was called to a Donna Drive residence, where 67-year old Trudy Sova said she was holding a male suspect at gunpoint. The report says 33-year old Jerry Scott of Guthrie was arrested and charged with second degree burglary.
Scott had been warned to not be at the residence and the report says he illegally entered the home around 10:30. No one was injured in the incident and Scott remains in the Christian County Jail.
An Elkton man is in critical condition after a single-vehicle wreck in Hopkinsville early Thursday morning and alcohol is thought to be a factor.
The incident happened around 1 am, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 29-year old Brandon Carroll of Elkton ran off Russellville Road near Western State Hospital and hit a tree head-on.
The report says Carroll was found lying on the ground next to his vehicle upon police arrival and that the EMS crew could smell the odor of alcohol coming from his person. Carroll was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being transferred to Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center.
A spokesperson for the Nashville hospital said he was listed in critical condition.