Hopkinsville Police made a drug arrest of note this week, while Christian County Sheriff's officials are seeking a thief who got away with $60,000 worth of scaffolding.
Taken into custody on the strength of a warrant signed by Trigg County Judge Woody woodall was 33-year old Leroy Love of Hopkinsville, who is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance in the paper, which notes that it's a second offense.
Elsewhere, the construction scaffolding was taken from a flat bed trailer parked on the Bell Station Road, with Allen White of Hopkinsville telling sheriff's officials that he checked the construction scaffolding February 10th and it was all there, but when he checked Thursday, an estimated 60-thousand dollars worth of the equipment had been stolen.
A young Cadiz man has been arrested for the second time in a month on bullying-related charges.
A news release from Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says 18-year old Jermya Davis Love was arrested by Sgt. Jimmy Godair Friday on charges of stalking. Love, who is a student at Trigg County High School, was arrested late last month on charges of harassing communications.
Sheriff Burnam said both incidents were related to bullying. The sheriff says his office is taking proactive approach and that anyone who is a victim of bullying or knows of someone who is can report it at 522-6014.
A single vehicle wreck in Muhlenberg County Friday night sent the driver to an Evansville hospital and earned him a trip to court on DUI charges.
Kentucky State Police say 42-year old Billy Troop of Beech Creek was eastbound on River Road around 11pm when he failed to make a curve and ran off the road.
Troop’s vehicle overturned before finally coming to rest, with an ambulance first taking him to Muhlenberg Community Hospital. He would then be transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, where he was treated and released.
Trooper Jerry Knight cited Troop into court for allegedly driving impaired.
Christian County dodged another bullet when it came to severe weather this afternoon, as there was some minor damage—but nothing like what it could have been.
There were two separate severe thunderstorm warnings for Christian County and a wind gust of 83 miles per hour was recorded on Fort Campbell during the latest storm. A tornado warning was issued for northern Todd County at one point and a severe thunderstorm warning later, but a dispatcher said there was no damage recorded there.
A roof was blown off a home near Bremen in Muhlenberg County, while a portion of the roof was blown off the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet headquarters on North Main Street in Madisonville.
A home on Jaygeo Street in Madisonville also sustained damage, with the back of its roof peeled back and the other side blown away.
Golf ball sized hail damaged homes in Trigg County along Princeton Road and Stone Street. More significant and widespread damage was reported in areas to the north and south of the southern Pennyrile and no injuries were reported in Christian and surrounding counties.
It truly was a dodged bullet, as the Storm Prediction Center had issued a high risk for severe weather for the first time in nearly a year.
The decision to let school out early by administrators with the Christian County School system turned out to be a wise one.
The two severe thunderstorms that did impact the area came through between 3 and 4:15, times when students would have normally be riding on school buses.
Christian County Schools dismissed elementary students at 11:45 and middle and high schoolers at 12:45. Todd, Trigg and many other school systems made similar decisions, as did Heritage Christian Academy.
Some residents who were afraid to stay at home during the storms made their way to designated storm shelters in Christian County and rode out the weather with others looking for a safe place.