While Muhlenberg County and Clarksville water departments have issued water restrictions in this ongoing drought, Christian County remains in good shape water-wise for now.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham spoke with HWEA General Manger Derek Watson and Christian County Water District Director James Owen this morning and they are both doing well on water capacity despite the drought.
Graham says even with that good news, it’s only common sense to not waste water when the area is in such a drought.
Watson began his first week as HWEA General Manager after the retirement of long-time manager Len Hale.
Everyone knows how dangerous it is to lock children or pets in hot cars during these extreme temperatures, but a Clarksville man was cited into court yesterday for doing that very thing.
Clarksville Police were called to Wal-Mart on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 4pm to the report of a dog inside a car with the windows only cracked. The officer writes on the report the temperature was 104 degrees when he arrived and found the dog with no water in the vehicle.
The animal’s owner, 41-year old Scharn Hoosier of 132 Airport Road, Clarksville, said he had only been in the store for ten minutes. Surveillance footage showed the man had actually left the dog in the heat for 45 minutes before police paged him to the front of the store.
Hoosier was cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
A good Samaritan likely saved the life of a Dawson Springs man Friday, who was trapped in a burning vehicle.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Tony Stewart of Dawson Springs was eastbound on Ilsley Road when he ran off the shoulder of the road. The shoulder was too deep for Stewart to bring the vehicle back onto the road and caused it to flip multiple times before landing against some trees.
The vehicle caught fire and Stewart was pulled from the wreckage by a passing motorist. Stewart was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment of his injuries.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a major theft at a Princeton Road residence.
45-year old Richard Rider of 15408 Princeton Road told deputies he was in the process of moving and had a loaded trailer parked in his barn covered up with a tarp. Rider said when he went to get the trailer Thursday, it was gone.
The trailer was loaded with about 13-thousand dollars worth of furniture and household goods—including a bed, mattress, china set and a hutch. The 20-foot metal trailer was valued at 3-thousand dollars.
No suspects are listed on the report.
One person was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Graves County Sunday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say 30-year old Timothy Galbreath of Mayfield was eastbound on State Route 464 around 4:20 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road.
Galbreath, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from his vehicle and died on the scene.
Police say speed was a factor in the incident based on witness accounts and results of the initial investigation.