photo from Logan Schools website
A bomb threat at an elementary school is being investigated in Logan County.
Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whitaker says the threat was received via email before the school day began at Chandlers Elementary School.
Sheriff Whitaker says his department will continue to investigate where the threat came from and he had deputies remaining on the scene throughout the day as a precaution.
Chandlers Elementary is located on Morgantown Road.
Pennyrile Electric President Eston Glover of Elkton has been reappointed to a state board.
Governor Steve Beshear selected Glover to serve another term on the Bluegrass State Skills board of directors.
Glover's term will expire July 5, 2017.
The fall festival season is here and a large crowd is expected to converge on downtown Guthrie this weekend for Heritage Days.
The festivities kick off Friday night with a re-enactment of the Great Guthrie Mail Robbery of 1938. Heritage Days Chairman Boogie Oliver encourages those attending to get there early and to bring a chair.
Oliver says it's hard to come up with an exact figure for attendance over the years, but Heritage Days is Guthrie's biggest event on the calendar.
Activities continue through the day Saturday and include a fireworks show at 10 p.m. More information, including a full schedule of events, is available on the Todd County Community Alliance website.
Todd Fiscal Court approved final reading of its property tax rates at a special called meeting this morning.
The rate for real property will remain at 9.9 cents per $100 of assessed value and the vote was unanimous. Before and after the meeting, many were still discussing the previous night's public open house regarding Clarskville's proposed natural gas line that will run through several properties east and south of Elkton on the way to Montgomery County.
The Kentucky General Assembly will be looking to change state laws regarding eminent domain during next year's session in response to the Bluegrass Pipeline impacting 13 counties in other parts of the state, but Todd County Attorney Mac Johns says the local case will be a federal issue.
District 5 Magistrate Jimmy Turner represents much of southern Todd County and says none of his constituents will give easements to Clarksville Gas and Water and he'll do whatever he can to help stop the project.
The tax rates were the only item on the agenda for the special-called meeting.
Unemployment was down slightly from July to August in Kentucky, but up a little from last year's numbers.
The Office of Employment and Training says the jobless rate was 8.4 percent in August—down one tenth of a percent from the July figure. It was one tenth higher than last year's August rate.
Kentucky's professional and business services added 2,700 positions in August, an increase of 1.4 percent from July. The construction sector increased by 1,700 jobs, the manufacturing sector was up by 1,500 jobs and the educational and health services sector was up by 1,300.
The informational sector, which includes newspapers, other media, telecommunications and motion pictures, lost 500 jobs in August.
The national jobless rate dropped to 7.3 percent in August.