A crowd formed a circle on a beautiful afternoon outside the Historic Courthouse in Elkton this afternoon for Todd County’s annual National Day of Prayer observance.
Praying for the country’s leaders and military was Bruce Singleton, who asked for blessings on those serving overseas.
A Lewisburg teen was killed in a wreck in Logan County Tuesday afternoon.
The News-Democrat Leader cites a police report that says 19-year old Tracy Owen of Lewisburg was eastbound on 68-80 when she struck a vehicle driven by 18-year old Troy Gregory of Auburn. Ms. Owen's vehicle continued east, before running off the road and hitting a tree.
Gregory's pickup went into the median and overturned. Ms. Owen was pronounced dead at the scene, while Gregory was taken to Logan Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. Police say neither teen was wearing a seat belt.
Fowler helps pass out Thanksgiving meals/photo from WSCOC website
A former Todd County Sheriff and County Clerk passed away Saturday morning after a battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Todd County Funeral Home for 67-year old Billy Fowler, who was elected to one term as Sheriff in 1989 after serving several years as a deputy and then elected County Clerk in 1993—a job he held until he retired in June of 2010.
Fowler was a Todd County Central High School graduate, a Marine Corps veteran and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He defeated Bobby Graham in the 1989 Democratic primary to become Sheriff and defeated incumbent County Clerk D.T. Turner in 1993 to win that job.
Fowler was an active member at West Side Church of Christ in Elkton and is survived by wife Bettye, sons Brock and Brad, daughter Beverly and his mother, Christine Hightower.
Saturday was national Drug Enforcement Administration prescription drug take back day, when residents could properly and safely dispose of unneeded pills with no questions asked.
The rainy morning started off slow for Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin, who set up inside the Historic Courthouse on the Public Square at 10 am, though the pace picked up a little later in the day. Chief Marklin says his department sees the effects of prescription pill abuse every week and noted it the day was a national campaign for a national problem.
The Todd County EMS Director wants to expand his department's full-time force, but that proposal was tabled for the time being at this morning's Todd Fiscal Court meeting.
Director Locky Beasley currently has one full time paramedic and wants to add three more. He also wants to increase his number of full-time EMT's from five to seven.
Doing so would allow Todd County to offer the services of two ambulances 24 hours a day, six days a week. The county currently has one full-time ambulance and another crew that is on standby for when the primary ambulance is on a run.
Magistrate Brent Spurlin asked Beasley for some time before court made any decision, saying he wants the proposal to be part of the overall budget-making process.
Beasley says some of his part-time employees are already working full-time hours, as considered by the state, so he believes the move is the right way to go for Todd County.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield cited rising costs for insurance and other bills as reason to proceed cautiously with the proposal and agreed with Spurlin that it should be part of the budget-making process. Magistrates Jimmy Turner and Alfred Blake volunteered to join Judge Greenfield and Treasurer Tammy Robertson in the early stages of the budget-making process, though a full special-called Fiscal Court meeting will be held before the spending plan is voted on for the first time.
In other business,Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to forward a $1,400 inheritance check from the estate of Bland Hardison of Muhlenberg County to the Christian County Animal Shelter. Every Kentucky county received the check that had to be used for the care taking of animals and Trigg and Todd counties both forwarded their money to Christitan since that's where their stray cats and dogs are taken.