There will soon be a Kentucky “Mesonet” weather site in Todd County, thanks in part to action by Todd Fiscal Court.
Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky Climate Center run the “mesonet” website as a joint venture and it keeps weather records for most counties and the list continues to grow. The group wants to place a site between Elkton and Trenton on the farm of Carl Jenkins this summer and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says Fiscal Court and the Soil Conservation District agreed to help with the costs of a security fence.
Judge Greenfield says the weather records can be used for a number of things, such as farming and actions after severe weather.
The website to see weather conditions for other counties, including Christian and Trigg, is kymesonet.org.
A motorcycle wreck in south Christian County Saturday afternoon injured the biker.
A witness to the incident told Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Noisworthy that 50-year old Tina Stumbaugh of 3308 Southgate, Hopkinsville was eastbound on Gracey-Herndon Road around 1pm when she swerved to avoid a pot hole and lost control of her motorcycle.
Ms. Stumbaugh traveled into an embankment on the right side of the road and was thrown to the ground. The report says she was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest injuries.
She was wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.
Kentucky State Police arrested three people on metal theft charges in Muhlenberg County over the weekend.
The investigation began June 5th after KSP received a complaint from Greenville Recyclers on Kentucky 181 that two radiators had been stolen the previous day. Trooper Crag Engler was able to determine the items had been re-sold to Cain’s Recycling in Belton and was able to obtain warrants on three suspects.
Arrested Sunday and charged with 3rd degree burglary were 31-year old Amy Gary and 35-year old Barry Gary of Drakesboro and charged with receiving stolen property was 31-year old Dewayne Foster of Drakesboro.
All three were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail and the stolen property was returned to its owner.
A wreck in Calloway County yesterday afternoon injured an elderly Murray couple.
The report from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 3pm on KY 121, when 47-year old John Roberts of Murray attempted to pass a vehicle driven by 83-year old Martha Rogers of Murray.
Police says there was an oncoming vehicle and that caused Roberts to mis-judge his clearance to get back in the right lane. Ms. Rogers ran her vehicle off the road in an attempt to avoid Rogers and hit a telephone pole.
Ms. Rogers and her husband, 84-year old Carrol Rogers, were taken by ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital—while Roberts went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on domestic assault charges yesterday after she allegedly cut her husband with a kitchen knife.
The alleged incident happened around 5:30pm at the Morris Estates on Sivley Road, where 31-year old Amy Whittle and 33-year old Colin Whittle were reportedly in a dispute when Ms. Whittle brandished an 8 inch kitchen knife.
Colin Whittle told officers she threatened to kill him and started swinging the knife at him. As he tried to avoid being struck, he was cut on his left upper arm. Police say he refused medical treatment for the superficial laceration.
Amy Whittle was arrested around 9pm last night at the police station and charged with 2nd degree assault and lodged in the Christian County Jail.