A Russellville woman wrecked in Warren County Thursday night, injuring a passenger in her vehicle.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 28-year old Teresa Watson of Russellville was merging onto the William Natcher Parkway just before 8:30 when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a guard rail.
Ms. Watson went uninjured, but 34-year old Darrell Lyles of Bowling Green was taken by ambulance to Bowling Green Medical Center, where he was admitted for non-life-threatening injuries.
Two Todd County residents were injured in a wreck at Russellville Road and by Bypass Wednesday afternoon.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Matt Overby says 57-year old Cecilia Guajardo of Hopkinsville turned left off Russellville Road onto the Bypass and drove into the path of a vehicle driven by 87-year old Vernon Turner of Elkton.
Turner didn't have time to avoid a wreck and the vehicles collided in the intersection. The report says Turner and his passenger, 85-year old Orene Turner of Elkton, were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of possible injuries. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
Pennyrile Electric held its 76th Annual Meeting at the fair Tuesday night, where officials discussed the possibility of the Tennessee Valley Authority being sold to a private bidder in the future.
TVA General Manager of Customer Relations for Kentucky Ernie Peterson brought up the subject first, saying the sale is included in a budget proposal from President Obama. Pennyrile Electric President Eston Glover said any sale of TVA would be very detrimental to local cooperative members and said they will be lobbying hard against the move.
Peterson said TVA has been paid for by citizens over the last several decades and they'd be forced to pay for it again if the government sold the agency.
At least 1,175 members were in attendance and heard reports on other matters including employee safety and reliability. Glover says members have electricity over 99 percent of the time and they are continually working to improve.
Financially, Glover says Pennyrile is 6.2 million dollars better off now than they were at this point last year.
The Highway 41 Yard Sale concluded yesterday and grew in size from the first time around.
The second edition of the yard sale was the busiest locally in Kelly and Guthrie. There were several central locations in the Kelly community where multiple families and groups of friends had come together to combine for one large yard sale. Families served cold drinks and bottled water and there were a few locations where you could buy a hot dog or hamburger from the grill.
That's not even mentioning the dozens of yard sales where shoppers from all over western Kentucky and some from other states were seen making the route up and down 41 to find bargains.
Guthrie has its annual community-wide yard sale to coincide with the 41 event and Trenton will be back on that schedule next year with it's Heart of Trenton Main Street Festival.
At least four yard sales were also set up in Pembroke along 41 this weekend in the parking lot of the old school. The sale extended all the way from Guthrie to Henderson.
Word that the state will not renew its contract with a large private prison was welcome news to jailers across Kentucky and the results will be seen soon.
Todd County Jailer Greg Allen gave his report to Fiscal Court this morning and said not all county jails depend on state inmates to pay the bills, so the closure of the Marion Adjustment Center has a greater impact on some facilities than others.
Allen says he expects between 25 and 30 new state inmates next month , which would likely put his state inmate count between 90 and 100.
Magistrates also gave Allen approval to privately bid out the food service contract. He believes it could save the county between twenty and sixty thousand dollars, depending on the inmate count.
In other action, Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson was approved to purchase a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser from the Missouri Highway Patrol at a cost of just under $15,000. A new salary schedule for all county employees was approved, which includes a cost of living raise for everyone.
County Attorney Mac Johns also reminded delinquent tax payers that their bills will be sold August 12 to a third party collector if they don't contact his office before August 7 to set up a payment plan. The late fees and other costs are much higher when the collection agency takes the bills.