Elkton Police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted burglary from this morning.
Chief Bruce Marklin said a Weathers Lane man came to the department just after 11 this morning saying he was at home when he heard someone beating on his front door. When the resident got to the door, the suspect had it open and was coming inside.
The perpetrator fled back to his vehicle after seeing the resident and took off toward Allensville Street.
Chief Marklin said the suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt. He was driving a 2000’s model gold Ford Mustang that possibly had a white front end.
Anyone seeing the vehicle and suspect should call Todd County Dispatch at 265-2011.
A motorist who drove through road closure signs at 9th and railroad early this morning wrecked at the crossing, severely injuring his passenger.
The incident happened around 1:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Mike Platero, which says the driver of the car was eastbound on 9th when he apparently drove around detour signs and into a ditch before reaching the crossing.
CSX Railroad has closed that crossing since Monday for maintenance work and police say the driver abandoned the vehicle and his passenger after wrecking.
The passenger, 34-year old Christopher Burrell of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being transferred to Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center for treatment of head injuries.
Officials at Vandy listed Burrell in stable condition.
Kentucky’s First Lady is coming to Hopkinsville next week for an announcement regarding grant money.
Few specifics are known, but First Lady Jane Beshear will be at the Pennyrile Area Development District office Thursday morning at 10 to announce funding for projects in the region from the Recreational Trails Grant Program.
The public is invited to attend, according to a news release from PADD.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham is reminding residents that fall is often a second severe weather season for the Pennyrile region.
A news release from Graham says there have been at least three tornado outbreaks in the area in the last eight years during the months of October and November—including the November 5th, 2005 twister that claimed 25 lives in Evansville.
The strongest tornado on record in the United States in 2005 was on November 15th, when an EF4 tornado trekked through Hopkins County, destroying several homes.
Graham says families should go back over their plan of action for when severe weather strikes and ensure they have a working weather radio to notify them if there is a warning in the middle of the night—which was the case in the Evansville tornado.
Todd Fiscal Court made quick work of a routine agenda this morning, but did take the time to thank Christian County leadership for its recent partnership on an important project.
Christian Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to apply for a 250-thousand dollar federal block grant Tuesday that, if approved, would combine with a similar grant received by Todd Fiscal Court to pay for the matching portion of a 2-million dollar economic development grant officials in Todd County hope to obtain.
The 2.5 million dollars is what’s needed to build the Todd County Career Path Institute, which would teach industrial skills and vocations to high school students on the campus of Todd County Central High School and to adults from across the area in the evenings.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Attorney Mike Foster for following through on their commitment to the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Johns says the partnership is beneficial to all parties involved and shows how parties can work together.
Judge Tribble says Christian County was glad to help with applying for the grant money and believes it’s just following through on a commitment made to the chamber alliance.
In other action, Todd Fiscal Court approved a resolution to repair a bridge on Snardon Mill Road an, to replace a drainage system on Coal Bank Road and some other routine road maintenance.