The family of a young man recently seriously injured in a wreck in Christian County has set up a fund to help with his recovery.
19-year old Erik Harris had to be cut from the wreckage May 26th after he ran off Dawson Springs Road and drove down a steep embankment.
Harris remains in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is recovering from several injuries—including the loss of his teeth. His grandmother, Gail McKinney, has set up the Erik Harris Benefit Fund at Planters Bank and donation canisters have also been placed at several local businesses in Christian County including Baldwin’s Appliance, Jade Palace and the Crofton Diner.
Family members say the raised money will go toward purchasing Harris a set of veneers.
Anyone who is still delinquent on their property taxes in Todd County is encouraged to contact the county attorney as soon as they can to set up payments.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns says delinquent payers will have their accounts sold to third party collectors in August if a payment plan isn’t set up before then.
Johns says he is more than willing to work with delinquent payers, but the collectors may not be so nice.
The county attorney says he has already met with several payers and has set up plans to get them right without going through those third party collectors.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson will be in Hopkinsville this morning to make an economic development announcement.
Officials with Governor Steve Beshear’s office say Abramson will be at T-Rad at 750 Frank Yost Lane at 10:30 central time.
County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Mayor Dan Kemp are also schedule to be in attendance.
A Cadiz man who was only facing a speeding ticket went to jail Friday morning after he allegedly ran from police.
The arrest card for 46-year old James Acree of Cadiz says Hopkinsville Police clocked him going 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on Cadiz Road. When Officer Ray Beard attempted to pull him over, Acree allegedly kept going until he abandoned his vehicle on foot in the parking lot at the Woodshed.
Police used a K9 unit to track his scent to the Copper Still, but he was not there. Thirty minutes later, Acree was arrested when he reportedly returned to his vehicle to retrieve it from the parking lot.
Acree was charged with speeding and fleeing from police and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Crofton fire-fighters responded to a mysterious vehicle fire early this morning.
The call went out around 5am for a car off the road near a field engulfed in flames near 11550 Crofton-Macedonia Road.
Members of the Crofton Volunteer Fire Department responded and had the blaze out in relatively short order, with no one found in or near the vehicle. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
The car had a Kentucky license plate.