The first Christmas parade in three decades in Elkton will have a recently re-elected grand marshal leading the way when it departs Todd County Central High School.
Elkton’s Christmas Parade begins at the school at 6pm and will make its way around the historic public square. The grand marshal will be State Representative Martha Jane King, who says it’s only the second time in her tenure she’s been honored in such a way.
The Logan County native and resident says she’s had a very good relationship with the people of Todd County, but she was surprised to be chosen as grand marshal.
Christmas in Elkton continues after the parade with Christmas carols led by the West Side Church of Christ on the square at 6:30. There will be free pictures with Santa at the community house from 7 until 9:30 and free horse drawn carriage rides from 7 until 9:30 sponsored by the Todd County Community Alliance.
Several Elkton merchants will also be featuring Christmas specials throughout the day in honor of the occasion.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced an addition to their Fairview Physicians team.
A news release says Dr. Jeffrey Riggs is joining the Fairview Physicians Network, which is a subsidiary of Jennie Stuart. Doctor Riggs and his staff at Digestive Healthcare of Western Kentucky will operate as the third practice of Fairview.
Executive Director Darrel Gustafson says Fairview Physicians is pleased to have Dr. Riggs, as he brings 16 years of experience in the local community to the fold. Digestive Healthcare will continue its office hours at its current 1102 South Virginia Street location for the next few months, though there are plans to relocate the practice at the Jennie Stuart Doctors Pavilion early next year.
To make an appointment with Digestive Healthcare and Dr. Riggs, one can call 885-7300.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident early this morning on Hazel Street.
Charged with first degree assault and wanton endangerment is 57-year old Jesse Lee Buckner of Hopkinsville. The report says Buckner was in an altercation with 61-year old Moses White of Hopkinsville at 2121 Hazel around 12:20am when Buckner came at White with a knife and cut him across the arm.
The report says 47-year old Kimberly Wills of Hopkinsville attempted to break up the fight and Buckner is also accused of also trying to strike her with the knife. Ms. Wills was also cited into court on possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Police say Ms. Wills is on probation and was court ordered to not have contact with White.
Buckner was lodged in the Christian County Jail and White was treated for a severe laceration to the arm.
A local woman went to the hospital by private vehicle after a rear-end collision on East 21st Street.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 55-year old Denise Catlett of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic on East 21st facing the eastbound direction. Approaching from behind was 78-year old Mary Rogers of Hopkinsville, who rear-ended Ms. Catlett.
Ms. Rogers said she was going to take herself to the hospital to be checked out, while Ms. Catlett went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
An Illinois couple accused of major crimes in their home state was arrested in Mortons Gap Wednesday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service worked together to find and arrest 41-year old John and 43-year old Janet Cunningham of Windsor, Illinois at the Mortons Gap Pilot Truck Stop just before 4pm Wednesday.
The Cunninghams were wanted by Illinois authorities on aggravated battery, armed robbery and vehicle theft charges. They were inside the stolen vehicle when located in Mortons Gap.
The couple was lodged in the Hopkins County Jail to await extradition back to Illinois.