Charges are pending after a large amount of marijuana was allegedly found in a Todd County home Thursday.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White says a search warrant was executed at a home in north Todd outside of Elkton, where a large scale marijuana growing operation was located. No one was at home at the time, but charges of cultivating marijuana, trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug endangerment to children are pending.
More details are now known about a single-vehicle wreck in Todd County Wednesday night that sent a Christian County man to a Nashville hospital.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White says 32-year old Richard McCain of Hopkinsville was westbound on Butler Road around 7:30 at a high rate of speed when he lost control and ran off the side of the pavement.
The pickup continued about 400 feet before coming back onto the road and overturning onto its side. McCain and his passenger, 29-year old James Mitchell of Hopkinsville, were both not wearing a seat belt and were ejected from the vehicle.
Deputy White says Mitchell took off running and McCain was taken by ambulance to a landing area where an Air Evac helicopter transported him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for serious injuries. Mitchell was later found, but was not charged with any crime.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident and the investigation continues.
Bargain-hunters will converge on Christian and Todd counties this weekend as the second annual Highway 41 Yard Sale will be underway Friday and Saturday.
The sale goes from Guthrie to Henderson and encompasses portions of Highway 41-A in Hopkins and Webster counties. Kelly Community Organization Chairman Frank Brown will see increased traffic in his area and encourages yard sale enthusiasts to make the route.
Brown says there will be other vendor booths in addition to yard sales and there will be something for everyone.
There is a Facebook page for the Highway 41 Yard Sale and the website is highway41yardsale.com.
Few details are available, but one person was flown to an area hospital after a wreck in Todd County last night.
The incident happened near the 4000 block of Butler Road in Todd County, according to initial reports, which indicate the vehicle involved rolled over after running off the pavement.
A passenger was taken by helicopter to an area hospital, while the driver fled the scene and was being sought by the Todd County Sheriff's Office.
No other information was immediately available.
Officials with the Christian County School District have announced that Mike Kenner will be serving as the new interim Principal at Lacy Elementary School.
The Lacy Site Based Decision Making Council met last week to discuss the hiring of an interim principal, while the school continues its search for a new principal.
School officials say Kenner has 34 years of experience as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, a highly skilled educator and a Superintendent in Todd County.
Kenner says he is eager to begin working with students, staff, parents and the community.
Kenner will begin his duties as interim principal effective immediately.