An Elkton man was arrested on methamphetamine possession charges following a traffic stop on Greenville Road in Christian County Saturday.
Kentucky State Police pulled over 47-year old Stephen Lamb of Elkton near the Lacy community around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release, which says Lamb's vehicle met the description from an earlier complaint in Todd County.
During the traffic stop, police allegedly found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Lamb's person. He was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
It turned out to be more of an ice event than a snowstorm, but the winter storm was more than enough to cancel school for nearly every student living in the area Monday.
There is no school in Christian, Todd, Trigg, Hopkins, Caldwell, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Montomgery, Robertson or Stewart County and University Heights Academy and Heritage Christian Academy are also closed. Fort Campbell Schools have also closed. All Hopkinsville Community College campuses have also canceled classes due to the inclement weather. Austin Peay State University has also closed all campuses.
As much as four inches of snow was predicted for the area, but most of the southern Pennyrile got a good dose of freezing rain and much less snow than was forecast. Hopkinsville Electric had to address some power outages in the Cox Mill Road-Deepwood area Sunday night and crews were out in the elements getting the lights back on for those residents.
A power outage in Todd County was caused by a vehicle sliding off Highland Lick Road and hitting a pole a little after 9 o’clock last night. Pennyrile Electric crews fixed that problem as quickly as they could and there were no outages noted early this morning.
A dispatcher in Todd County said a majority of the reported road problems overnight were in the Guthrie area, including a wreck with no injuries in the Dollar General Store parking lot.
Officials at the Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC said roads remain slick and hazardous throughout the county and there were several instances of vehicles running off the road overnight. No one was injured in any of those incidents.
A Trigg County Dispatcher said Interstate 24 remains slick there and motorists are urged to use caution. Two tractor-trailers jack-knifed Sunday evening near the 60 mile-marker, closing both westbound lanes for about an hour.
Anyone who must be on the roads today should slow down and be especially careful on bridges and overpasses. State and local road crews are out treating the pavement and will continue to be out until conditions improve.
The budget and a few other issues have been garnering a majority of the headlines in the Kentucky General Assembly the last couple weeks, but local lawmakers also discuss some lesser-publicized bills they’re supporting during this week’s Legislative Update program.
Third District State Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which approved Senate Bill 45 last week. The legislation would allow the Kentucky Supreme Court to authorize electronic search warrants as it has with other types of warrants.
Senator Westerfield says it would take a burden off law enforcement, judges and prosecutors without compromising the process.
The Fort Campbell soldier seriously injured in an accident in Todd County Thursday night remains hospitalized.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center says 25-year old Christopher Cudworth of Fort Campbell is in critical, but stable condition.
As previously reported, the incident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White, who says Cudworth ran off KY 104 west of Trenton.
Cudworth’s pickup overturned several times, ejecting him and pinning him underneath the wreckage. The Todd County Rescue Squad freed him from the truck and he was flown to Vanderbilt by Life Flight.
Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson and the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
It's been talked about for what seems like years, but 10-digit dialing officially begins in western Kentucky Saturday.
The Public Service Commission is reminding residents that all phone calls—even local ones—will require you to dial the area code.
The change is to allow implementation of a new overlay area code that will give some customers signing up for a new phone number beginning March 3 a 364 area code. You can easily remember the 364 because it spells “dog” on the key pad.
Everyone who currently has a 270 area code will keep it and long distance phone calls will still require you to dial a “1.”