A high speed pursuit that began in Logan County ended in Elkton Saturday with the arrest of a Todd County man on multiple charges.
The chase began in the Gordonsville area of Logan County, according to Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy White, who said he joined the pursuit on US 68-80 near the county line.
White said 40-year old Robert Miller of Sharon Grove reached speeds of at least 115 mph before turning left onto KY 181 into the city limits of Elkton. Miller lost control of his black 80's model Chevy Camaro and wrecked and allegedly fled on foot.
An Elkton Police officer and Logan County deputy were able to catch him and placed Miller under arrest.
Deputy White says Miller is charged with driving under the influence of methamphetamine, fleeing police, resisting arrest, speeding, criminal mischief and more charges could be added.
Drug paraphernalia was allegedly found during the investigation. Miller was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
The woman injured in a two-vehicle wreck in southern Todd County Friday evening has been identified.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White says 83-year old Nona Penick of Allensville was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center, following the accident at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Allensville Road.
Ms. Penick had been westbound on KY 102 and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and was struck by a vehicle operated by 33-year old Benjamin Marshall of Frankfort, according to Deputy Patrick Turner.
Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and Marshall was not hurt.
An elderly woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck in south Todd County Friday afternoon.
The incident happened at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Allensville Road, with Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Turner giving the details of what happened.
Those sticky address number labels on a mailbox or on your house may seem like an afterthought on the average day, but they could help save your life on your worst day.
Todd County Dispatch Director Karen Stratton talked to Todd Fiscal Court about the issue Friday morning, saying the Sheriff's Department and other first responders have struggled finding homes where there was no clear marking of the address.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns reminded the public there is an ordinance requiring residents to mark either their mailbox or the front of their home with their address number. Marking both sides of your mailbox is ideal, if you have one.
In other business, Deputy Sheriff Gerald Barnett brought up a problem with false-alarms from home security systems. Barnett says they respond to dozens of calls a month where there is no real emergency and the alarm company will rarely provide dispatchers with important information.
Deputy Barnett and Ms. Stratton are asking residents who have a security system to call the Todd County Dispatch Center at 270-265-2501 and provide your address, phone number, an alternate phone number and what security system company you deal with.
The county could look at an ordinance resulting in fines for residents who have repeated false alarms, if the problem continues.
Fiscal Court also approved continuing its partnership with the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force at a cost of just over $3,100.
Comm-Care, which administers the Todd County Ambulance Service, will be holding first responder training soon at a cost of $100 for volunteer fire-fighters and $300 for members of the general public. Anyone interested in taking the training should call the ambulance building before February 21.
A Todd County facility that has served the working poor as a free clinic in the past is now accepting patients who have medicaid, medicare and private health insurance.
The Helping Hands Health Clinic got the go ahead from the federal government to become a rural health clinic, according to Director Anita Jo Powell, who says the approval was given after it was determined Todd County lacked sufficient health care options for its residents.
Ms. Powell says the change allows them to continue seeing the same clients they have seen in the past and accept new clients.
Helping Hands Clinic is located on South Main Street in Elkton.