The National Weather Service in Paducah held a conference call with area emergency managers and media this afternoon, when forecasters discussed a risk for severe weather tomorrow afternoon and evening.
The Storm Prediction Center has portions of the area from Murray west under a “moderate risk” for severe weather Thursday, while the rest of the region is under a “slight risk.” Senior Meterologist David Humphrey says conditions will be ripe for strong storms when a cold front makes its way across western Kentucky.
(Freddie L. Jones of Elkton)
Kentucky State Police arrested an Elkton man on Tuesday for allegedly committing multiple drug related offenses.
38-year old Freddie L. Jones of Elkton is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Trafficking in Controlled Substance and having expired Kentucky registration plates.
Road, about a mile north of Hopkinsville.
State Police say during the traffic stop, a police K-9 alerted on the vehicle and the responding state trooper located suspected marijuana and prescription pills inside the vehicle.
Jones remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Hopkinsville Police Department and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
This is Free Paper Shredding Week in Elkton in an effort to reduce identity theft.
Officials say residents can bring any paper documents to the Historic Todd County Courthouse on the Public Square between 10 am and 4 pm through Saturday. Up to 100 pounds of paper will be accepted. Credit cards, CD's and DVD's will not be accepted.
The City of Elkton is coordinating the project with Piranha Mobile Shredding. Anyone with questions should call Elkton City Hall at 270-265-9877.
School districts across Kentucky are being encouraged to raise their minimum dropout age from 16 to 18 and one local superintendent says he favors the concept.
Todd County Schools Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says he favors the concept of raising the minimum dropout age, he just wants to be sure there is support in place to help the students who do would drop out to find a successful path in their academic careers.
Benningfield says 16 is far too young to make such a drastic decision to quit school and believes raising the dropout age is the way to go, ultimately.
The state Board of Education is now offering financial grant incentives to the first 57 school districts that raise their dropout age. Once more than half of the school systems have done so, the minimum age will change statewide.
Todd County Jailer Greg Allen has submitted his budget proposal to Fiscal Court, requesting a little less from the general fund in the coming fiscal year.
Allen says the 1.9 million dollar spending plan includes a transfer of about $850,000 from the county's general fund—slightly down from last year.
Income is projected at just under 1.1 million dollars and expenses just over 1.9 million. Allen says the jail has found savings over the last couple of years in areas such as maintenance.
As they are for the average citizens, medical expenses continue to increase for the jail. Allen says having a certified laboratory in the jail has helped reduce some of those costs in recent months.
The jail's largest expense is $720,000 for the salaries of deputies, followed by $310,000 or payments on the building. The spending plan was submitted only for review purposes and will receive a vote at a later meeting. Allen says he estimates it would cost the county about 1.2 million dollars out of the general fund to send inmates to another county if the jail did not exist.
In other action, court gave approval to Todd County Dispatch Director Donna Ruby to spend about $1,000 to purchase a new computer.