Christian Fiscal Court made short work of one of its shortest agendas in recent memory this morning, though there was some positive news to pass along from the session.
Christian County Conservation District Chairman Wayne Boyd presented Judge-Executive Steve Tribble with a five thousand dollar check for the dead livestock removal program that allows farmers to call West Kentucky Waste Management when a farm animal dies at a relatively minor cost.
The county used to pay for the program in full when it was administered by Griffin Industries, but that all changed when federal regulations made it more difficult for those types of businesses to operate. The state pays another 75-hundred dollars of costs toward the program and the county pays the rest. Judge Tribble says it’s a collaborative effort.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster says the program is needed in areas where agriculture is prominent and that the county is fortunate so many different agencies are willing to help.
In other action, court approved a routine request to allow grant money to flow to make a payment on the Trilogy Center.
It’s still far too early to predict any details, but there’s a possibility of some wintry weather in western Kentucky Thursday night and Friday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement saying it’s looking increasingly likely there will be some accumulations, but that the exact track of the storm system will decide exactly how much and where.
As always, there’s a possibility warmer temperatures could keep the southern Pennyrile in a mostly rain event, but there’s also a chance the mercury will dip down below freezing before the precipitation begins.
Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations and to our websites and Facebook page throughout the week for the latest on this developing weather situation.
The Christian County Animal Shelter will combine forces with a local photographer early next month to raise money for a good cause.
Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says the event is from 9am until 3pm Saturday, February 9th at Tractor Supply on the bypass.
Ms. Grace says the money raised will benefit the “Get’em Done” program, which works to spay or neuter all animal shelter pets before they are adopted.
Once gain, Waltz Photography will be taking the pet photos from 9am to 3pm at Tractor Supply in Hopkinsville on Saturday, February 9th.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving impaired with three unrestrained children in her vehicle.
The citations say 24-year old Megan Smith of Hopkinsville was pulled over on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 8:15pm when Deputy Eddie Frye saw her cross the center line and allegedly run a red light.
Deputy Frye writes he smelled a strong odor coming from the vehicle and that a K-9 detected the presence of drugs. A search of the car allegedly turned up marijuana.
Smith was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic offenses. She was also charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly allowing three small children to ride in the vehicle without child restraint devices.
A charge of promoting contraband was tacked on at the jail when staff allegedly found a bag of marijuana on her person.
Two area men were arrested on methamphetamine charges Friday after a traffic stop on North Drive.
Deputy Brandon Hawkins pulled over 39-year old Benjamin Duvall of Bremen around 9:15pm on North Drive, according to the citation, which says he had been swerving on the road.
A K-9 unit detected on the vehicle and police say they found 11.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 15 prescription pills in the car. Police also allege they found scales and other drug paraphernalia.
Duvall and his passenger, 25-year old Marcus Conrad of Madisonville, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in prescription pills and other drug offenses.