Tax day has come and gone, but officials in Todd County are urging those who failed to pay their property taxes to make it right as soon as possible.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns told those present at this morning’s Fiscal Court meeting that 361 property tax bills are delinquent. Sheriff Joey Johnson said those bills equated to 91-thousand dollars in all, though only a fraction of that amount was due to county government.
Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says the county is more than willing to work with someone on a payment plan—but those delinquent need to contact the county attorney’s office as soon as possible.
Judge Greenfield says if the delinquent payers don’t make any efforts to pay their bills, the county will ultimately turn it over to a collection agency which will assess hefty fees and interest.
Todd County Treasurer Tammy Robertson said the county’s budget continues to look good, with only one transfer needed so far this fiscal year. Fiscal Court will have a special-called meeting Tuesday evening at 7 to look over Judge Greenfield’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Photo provided by Citizens Corps Council
There is now a certified neighborhood watch organization in the Trigg County community of Canton after a well-attended meeting there last night.
Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council Operations Officer Frank Brown says nearly 70 people showed up for the Canton Community Meeting.
Canton joins five other neighborhood watch groups that have been assisted in their inceptions by the Citizens Corps Council and Brown says at least six others are in the beginning stages.
Brown says Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell and Captain Chris Miller have taken a regional lead in the program by becoming nationally certified instructors.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam has held several community meetings since being elected and has been active in the Citizens Corps Council’s crime prevention and disaster preparedness measures.
Citizens Corps Council Chairman Dan Nicholson thanked all of those involved for their efforts.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning after a fight at a downtown bar.
Officer Edward Eastman was called to Brewsters on Main Street around 12:40 to the report of a fight. The officer writes on the report that he witnessed 27-year old Antonio Artis of Hopkinsville strike another man with a beer mug.
Officer Eastman used his taser to stop the fight, but only one prong made contact with Artis and the suspect fled the scene on foot out the front door. A short time later, Artis was caught and arrested on disorderly conduct, fleeing from police and being drunk in public charges.
An investigation of suspicious packages at a UPS terminal led to the arrest of two Madisonville residents yesterday.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says detectives obtained search warrants on the packages and discovered they contained a large quantity of marijuana.
Search warrants were also obtained for homes on West Center Street and Lindon Drive in Madisonville, where more marijuana was allegedly located. A total of 53 pounds of marijuana and 12-hundred dollars in cash were ultimately found and seized.
The investigation led to the arrests of 28-year old Kevin Sharp and 26-year old Kristen Casey of Madisonville on trafficking in marijuana charges. Both were lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.
The Clarksville Police Department plans on stepping up traffic enforcement on Tiny Town Road due to multiple crashes and fatalities occurring on the roadway.
Police say on April 30th, officers will be on Tiny Town to strictly enforce all traffic laws with a focus on reducing crashes and saving lives.
Since January, police say over 100 crashes have occurred on Tiny Town Road, with 28 of those wrecks involving injuries including one fatality at Tiny Town Road and Tara Boulevard.
Police say in 2011, there were three fatalities on Tiny Town Road with two of those being located at Tiny Town Road and Tara Boulevard.