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.
Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson has announced he won't be seeking re-election next year and a former sheriff and current deputy have already made known their intentions to run.
Former Sheriff Billy Stokes served one term in office from 2007 through 2011 and those four years were marred by controversy that often left Todd County with all of its deputies laid off. Stokes refused to take a no-interest loan from the state during slow times in the year to keep his office funded until property taxes were collected in the fall.
On his Facebook page, Stokes says he wants a chance to be sheriff under the fee pooling system that doesn't require a loan to keep the office operational. He says he has matured and can look back and be a better and stronger person and sheriff.
Stokes finished fifth in a six-way Democratic Primary in 2010.
Meanwhile, current Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy White will also be on the ballot.
Deputy White has worked under Sheriff Joey Johnson since 2011 and has 18 years of law enforcement experience.
He previously worked for the Guthrie Police Department the Pennyrile Area Narcotics Task Force and worked in Logan County.
Sheriff Johnson is retiring after over three decades of service in law enforcement in multiple capacities.
Police released the names of the two people who were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in the Russellville Walgreen’s parking lot Sunday evening.
The incident happened around 5:10 p.m. according to a news release from the Logan County Sheriff's Office, which says a pickup was eastbound on Hopkinsville Road at a high rate of speed and hit the Walgreen’s sign at 4th and Bethel head-on shortly after crossing the bridge.
The truck came to rest in the parking lot and Logan County Coroner Mary Givens pronounced the driver, 32-year old Brandy English and one of her passengers, 19-year old Lisa English both of Russellville dead at the scene.
Two other passengers, 25-year old Danielle Hampton of Bowling Green and a 11-year old juvenile are listed in stable condition after they were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police say speed and the use of inhalants are believed to be contributing factors.
The Elkton Police Department arrested a local man with multiple outstanding warrants out for his arrest.
Acting on a tip, officers on Tuesday responded to the Royal Arms Apartment Complex and took Robert McKenzie into custody without incident.
McKenzie is charged with Violation of an Emergency Protection Order and two Todd County arrest warrants for Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000 and 4th Degree Assault.
McKenzie was lodged in the Todd County Detention Center.
An Elkton man was arrested on Tuesday after police there say they received a citizen complaint about a person lying in a ditch on the side of the road.
Police say Andrew D. Blake of Elkton was charged with Public Intoxication after a concerned resident reported a man was lying in a ditch on the side of West Main Street at David Mill Road.
Upon arrival, officers allegedly observed Blake leaning against a pole to keep from falling down and noticed his speech was slurred and his eyes were red and bloodshot and had dilated pupils.
During questioning, police say Blake admitted that he ingested illegal narcotics and was booked into the Todd County Detention Center without incident.