Elkton residents no longer have to boil their water before consumption.
City Clerk Laura Brock sent out an email saying the boil water advisory that had been in effect since Tuesday had been lifted after official testing confirmed the water to be safe.
The advisory had been issued for what was called “possible biological contamination.”
Two people were injured in a wreck that allegedly involved alcohol Friday evening.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. near the intersection with US 79 and KY 848, as described by Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White.
Two weeks after Todd County declined to sign a franchise agreement for residential trash collection, there's been little to no interest from outside companies to expand into the county.
Todd Fiscal Court decided to become an “open county” to allow competition between companies after Madisonville Disposal's bid more than doubled the monthly residential rate from 12 to 25 dollars.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says over two dozen new “trash cards” for the convenience centers have been purchased since the rate increase by Madisonville Disposal, but he hasn't heard from any companies wanting to offer new service yet.
The county has hoped companies that service adjoining counties would show interest in expanding into Todd and that could still happen. Judge Greenfield says he would have liked to had more bids during the process, but companies don't want to compete with the convenience center trash drop-off sites.
The convenience centers are located in Elkton, Trenton, Clifty and Allensville and it only costs $36 per year for residents to get a card. Part time employees staff the centers and the county subsidizes the difference between revenues trash cards bring in and what it costs to operate the centers combined with landfill costs.
Over 100,000 Kentuckians have signed up for health insurance associated with the Affordable Care Act through the KYNECT website and over 270 of those people are Todd County residents.
Statistics released by the state say 1,041 Christian County residents enrolled for coverage on the site since it opened. Officials say 243 of those new enrollments were by customers between the ages of 55 and 64, 219 were between the ages of 45 and 54 and 182 between the ages of 35 and 44.
Elsewhere in the southern Pennyrile, 272 Todd County residents have enrolled through the KYNECT website. The 45 to 54 age group is the largest demographic there, as 68 customers in that range have enrolled. Sixty-one customers between the ages of 55 and 64 have signed up.
A total of 296 Trigg Countians have enrolled, including 84 customers in the 55 to 64 age group. Sixty-one residents in the 45-54 age group have enrolled.
The Office of Governor Steve Beshear says 100,096 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage through the KYNECT site, including Medicaid and private insurance – an 18.5 percent increase over last week.
Almost half of fatal wrecks that happen in the days around Christmas and New Years involve alcohol and Kentucky State Police hope to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads.
KSP Public Information Officer Trooper Stu Recke says they are making extra efforts to arrest anyone driving under the influence through their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs throughout the holiday season. Trooper Recke says it's very simple, if you know you are going to be drinking, have a safe way to get home.
Far too often in the past, motorists have ignored the warnings and Trooper Recke says too many families have received a knock on the door to learn they lost a loved one due to a drunk driver around Christmas.
Police agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee are participating in similar campaigns and all of them say one thing—anyone caught driving impaired will go to jail with no exceptions.