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.
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More information is now known about a gas line explosion in Adair County and the incident has re-energized apprehensions about a proposed Clarskville natural gas line that would cut through Todd County.
Adair County Emergency Management Director Greg Thomas said the explosion of a Columbia Gulf transmission line happened around 1 a.m. near the community of Knifley. Two people were injured, two homes were destroyed, a third was damaged and several vehicles and two barns burned.
The two victims were treated and released from a local hospital.
The explosion left a crater in the ground approximately 60 feet around and the fire could be seen from several miles away.
In Todd County, Clarksville Gas and Water has been trying to use eminent domain to run a line from just north of Elkton to Montgomery County to back up its current system and to have the ability to buy natural gas on a competitive basis and reduce their costs.
The 12-inch line would run through part of Fiscal Court Magistrate Brent Spurlin's District 4 and he says, while it's smaller than the 30-inch line in Adair County, it would still pose some of the same dangers.
Squire Spurlin has been opposed to the Clarskville pipeline as it's been presented and says the same thing could happen there as happened to our east if the line is placed too close to homes other structures.
Todd County officials have also opposed the project because Clarskville will not allow a local provider to tap into the line and sell gas to homeowners, industries and farmers.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield and County Attorney Mac Johns recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with members of the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission about the project. Judge Greenfield says it was an informal meeting set up by Congressman Ed Whitfield, but they were able to express their concerns about the project's impacts on Todd County.
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Two people were injured when a gas line exploded in Adair County early Thursday morning.
The Kentucky Department of Emergency Management says the community of Knifley, with a population of about 150, was evacuated after the major gas pipeline exploded.
Two people were injured in the explosion and were treated and released from a local hospital.
Three homes, two barns and four cars caught fire in the explosion and the blaze could be seen from several miles away.
The pipeline had to be shut off from both sides to allow the gas to burn off and Adair County Judge-Executive Ann Melton declared a state of emergency.