Hopkinsville resident and retired Kentucky State Police Detective Jerry Pepper has been hired as the next Police Chief in Elkton.
Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp says she interviewed multiple candidates after current Chief Bruce Marklin announced he would retire and Pepper just came across as the man for the job.
Mayor Camp says Pepper will begin his duties at the beginning of August and Chief Markin will help him get acclimated to the job for a couple of weeks before he leaves.
Pepper is a former criminal justice instructor at Hopkinsville Community College and formerly served as Director of the Kentucky State Park Rangers. He has run unsuccessful races for sheriff and jailer in Christian County over the last couple of decades.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin plans to spend the rest of this week touring selected cities in Kentucky, making numerous stops to promote the Senate candidacy he announced Wednesday morning.
Bevin's entering the Republican primary, against 30-year incumbent and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who he says has pulled the wool over Kentuckians' eyes.
He says he's running to talk about McConnell's record, his ideology, and the future of the Republican party.
About McConnell's position at the top of the Republican heap, Bevin asks what the incumbent plans to do with that power the coming 6 years, that he hasn't done in his first 30.
A spokesperson for Bevin's campaign says he will be making stops in Owensboro, Bowling Green and Paducah, but will not be visiting the southern Pennyrile during his tour.
An undercover operation led to the arrest of an Elkton man Monday on drug charges.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White arrested 21-year old Roberto Balboa on charges of trafficking in marijuana. Deputy White says the arrest came after an alleged undercover purchase was made from Balboa.
Balboa is lodged in the Todd County Jail on $1,000 bond.
No one was injured when a plane made a crash landing in a Todd County field Tuesday morning.
Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley says the small aircraft went down around 9:30 near the intersection of KY 181 and Liberty Road.
A search of a Todd County home by police last month has resulted in Grand Jury indictments and two arrests.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 808 Long Road June 27 and found an alleged marijuana grow operation. Deputy Tracy White says evidence obtained in the search led to the Todd County Grand Jury indicting 36-year old Brian Borders and 30-year old Tiana Morris on charges of cultivating marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Police arrested Borders and Morris Tuesday and lodged them in the Todd County Jail on $10,000 bond.