More charges have been filed against a Trigg County man accused of growing marijuana, with his wife also arrested yesterday.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office charged 51-year old Nathan Whitt of 3921 Caledonia Pee-Dee Road Herndon with drug crimes Tuesday after following up on a tip and finding five marijuana plants growing outside his home and additional plants inside.
Through additional investigation, police determined there could be more contraband and possibly military explosives in the residence. The Christian and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and State Police assisted them in a search, which turned up two suspicious items that were ultimately not bombs.
They did, however, find explosive material in an outside shed. In the home, police say they found four handguns and 13 long guns including a sawed off shotgun and two rifles with homemade silencers that were confiscated.
Over 80 gallons of homemade alcohol, items used in an active still and what are described as “military explosives” were also taken from the home. Sheriff Burnam says the Paducah Bomb Squad assisted on the scene.
Whitt and his wife, 48-year old Beatrix Whitt, returned home during the search and were arrested on multiple drug and alcohol offenses, with possible gun charges coming.
It seems as though fall is arriving just in time for the second annual Kelly Little Green Days, which should be well-attended this weekend.
Everyone who has organized an outdoor event knows weather is usually the driving force in what kind of crowd one might have, and Frank Brown says he’s excited about this weekend’s forecast.
Brown says he’s received inquiries from several states and even internationally, making him believe this year’s event will be bigger than the first.
Kelly is located on U.S. 41 between Hopkinsville and Crofton. The event commemorates the 57th anniversary of the famous encounter residents there said they had with creatures who were not only not from Christian County—they were not from Earth.
A two-vehicle wreck at Country Club Lane and Lafayette Road last night injured a Trigg County woman.
The Hopkinsville Police report says the incident happened around 8pm when a witness told officers he saw 58-year old Gary Wall of Hopkinsville run a red light on Lafayette Road.
Wall’s vehicle hit the left front side of a pickup driven by 54-year old Melissa Terrell of Cadiz, who reportedly had a green light on Country Club. Ms. Terrell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while Wall went uninjured.
Hopkinsville-based Planters Bank has announced the intention to acquire five Old National Bank branches in western Kentucky.
A news release says the branches are in Princeton, Providence, Dawson Springs, Sebree and Sturgis. Planters will assume approximately 92-million dollars in deposit liabilities, but will not acquire any loans.
The transaction will be complete within the next 90 to 120 days if all goes as planned and subject to regulatory approval. Planters CEO Elizabeth McCoy says the opportunity to expand the bank’s presence further into Western Kentucky is a positive move both for the bank and the five communities.
The 2013 Christian County Relay for Life campaign will be getting underway in a little over two weeks and organizers say now is the time to get involved.
The fundraising campaign that benefits cancer patients and research is a year-long campaign and 2012 Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says volunteers are already being actively sought.
As previously reported, this year’s relay exceeded the goal of 130-thousand dollars and Ms. Johnson says the magnitude of the community’s support can’t be overstated.
A 2013 Relay organizational meeting will be held August 30th at 5:30pm at the Hampton Inn.