An Elkton man is in critical condition after a single-vehicle wreck in Hopkinsville early Thursday morning and alcohol is thought to be a factor.
The incident happened around 1 am, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 29-year old Brandon Carroll of Elkton ran off Russellville Road near Western State Hospital and hit a tree head-on.
The report says Carroll was found lying on the ground next to his vehicle upon police arrival and that the EMS crew could smell the odor of alcohol coming from his person. Carroll was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being transferred to Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center.
A spokesperson for the Nashville hospital said he was listed in critical condition.
A candidate has filed for the 7th District District Judgeship in Todd and Logan counties.
The Kentucky Secretary of State's website says Elkton attorney Jason Petrie filed for the seat. Incumbent Sue Carol Browning has announced she won't seek re-election.
Judge races are non-partisan and only require a primary if more than two candidates file. If there is a primary, the top two vote-getters will face off in the 2014 General Election.
Three candidates officially put their names on next year's election ballot in Todd County on the first morning possible and only one was an incumbent.
Former Todd County Sheriff W.D. Billy Stokes of Elkton and current Deputy Sheriff Tracy White of Sharon Grove will run as Democrats in next year's May primary election. Incumbent Sheriff Joey Johnson has said he won't seek a second term.
Incumbent Coroner Bob Whittlesey filed for a second term as a Democrat. No candidates had filed their papers in Christian County in the first few hours.
The schedule for this year's Christmas in Elkton events has been released.
Christmas in Elkton and the annual parade will be held on Friday, December 6th.
Elkton businesses will have refreshments, specials and sales just for this event and many will stay open late to give extra time to purchase that special gift for Christmas.
Starting at 5 pm, residents are invited to the Public Square for Christmas caroling and the lighting of the official Christmas tree. The Elkton Christmas Parade will start at 6 pm, leaving from Todd Central High School and ending at the Milliken Memorial Community House on West Main Street.
Anyone wanting to participate in the parade can contact Linda Fowler in the Welcome Center at 270-265-7070 or you can apply online at elktonky.com.
Following the parade, children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Community House. This will be an opportunity to take your own picture with Santa or pictures will be taken that will be made available for free download on the city’s website . Free refreshments will also be served in the Historic Courthouse Welcome Center from 5 to 7 pm and in the Community House from 7 to 9:30.
Congressman Ed Whitfield was in Trigg County Tuesday afternoon, where he briefly spoke to the Cadiz Rotary Club.
It was just one of several stops across western Kentucky this week, where Congressman Whitfield has had a chance to meet and talk with the public. He says the Affordable Care Act has been the hottest topic among citizens.
Congressman Whitfield says those who haven't lost their current coverage are often concerned about an increase in rates or deductible.
The Congressman will be in Elkton at Todd County Central High School Thursday afternoon at 2 to formally announce the $1.5 million dollar Economic Development Administration grant for the Todd Career Path Institute.