The Christian County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man Monday morning for allegedly attempting to sell stolen property at City Salvage.
Charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception was 54-year old Anthony Shelton of Hopkinsville, who allegedly took items stolen from North Side Auto Parts to City Salvage to sell for cash. The arrest citation says Shelton sold stolen property on at least three occasions.
Shelton remains in the Christian County Jail.
When all the numbers are official, Kentucky farmers are expected to have record corn and soybean yields this year.
The Kentucky Agri-News November issue says corn production was forecast at a record 247 million bushels, up four percent from the September forecast and 138 percent above last year's production level.
Yield was estimated at 173 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from the September forecast and an astounding 105 bushel increase from last year's drought-stricken yield. If realized, it would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 165 bushels. Kentucky farmers harvested an estimated 1.43 million acres of corn, down 100,000 acres from last year.
Nationally, corn production was forecast at 14 billion bushels, up 30 percent from last year and yield is forecast at a record 160.4 bushels per acre.
Meanwhile, soybean production for Kentucky was forecast at 80.4 million bushels, up 12 percent from the September forecast and 37 percent above 2012. Yield was estimated at 49 bushels per acre, nine bushels more than last year.
If realized, this year's crop would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 48 bushels. An estimated 1.64 million acres of soybeans were harvested in Kentucky, which is 170,000 acres more than last year.
United States soybean production was forecast at 3.26 billion bushels, up seven percent from last year. If realized, it would be the country's largest soybean harvest on record.
Hopkinsville Police have arrested a ninth person indicted in connection with an organized crime investigation.
Officers served the Christian County Grand Jury indictment Monday afternoon against 20-year old Dajuan Quarles of Hopkinsville.
Quarles is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, engaging in organized crime and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody at a Daven Drive address just before 5 p.m. Monday.
The man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal house fire in Robertson County, Tennessee from Sunday morning has been taken into custody.
A news release from the Robertson County Sheriff's Office says 49-year old David Greenwood was located in McMinn County, northeast of Chattanooga, and was taken into custody after a shootout with officers from the Etowah Police Department Monday night.
A Chattanooga newspaper reports no officers were injured in the incident.
Greenwood was sought in connection with a suspicious house fire on Jack Teasley Road from early Sunday that killed one person. The sheriff's office does not say what Greenwood will be charged with.
Only two months remain until the mandatory 10-digit dialing in western Kentucky as the result of a new area code takes effect and officials with the Kentucky Public Service Commission are urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others make a smooth transition into using the new dialing patterns.
PSC Chairman David Armstrong says mandatory 10-digit dialing begins in two months, when area code 364 will be added to the same geographic area as the current area code 270 with a six-month permissive dialing period to begin in August.
Armstrong says customers now can dial either seven or 10 digits when making local calls in area code 270 and the permissive dialing period allows customers to get used to the new dialing pattern and permits telecommunication providers to prepare and test equipment in advance of the establishment of the new area code.
Armstrong also says area code 364 was created in December 2012 when the PSC decided that the best way to meet the need for more telephone numbers in area code 270 was through the creation of an overlay.