A few more candidates have filed for city council in Christian County’s smaller incorporated towns and another incumbent school board member has filed papers to run.
Filing for re-election in District 2 was Betsy Glover, who has served two years in that position after winning a special election following the resignation of Darryl Lynch. Ms. Glover will face Teresa Moss in the November General Election.
There are now four candidates for Crofton City Council, as Brenda West joined Gregory Owen, Lewis Croft and Anthony Durham in running late last week. At least two more candidates are still needed to fill out Crofton’s council.
In Oak Grove, Janet Edwards and Tim Johnson joined James McKnight in filing papers, with three more candidates needed there. Two more people need to file papers in Pembroke, where Sherry Byerline and Jeanette Aldridge are still the only two candidates running for the four-member council.
Only Norma Banks has filed to run for the Lafayette City Commission, where four members make up the panel. The deadline to file is 4pm Tuesday.
A large fire burned nearly 300 acres in the northern end of Land Between the Lakes yesterday.
That’s according to a story on WPSD TV’s website, which says the blaze broke out near the Nickell Branch area of LBL and spread as multiple fire departments attempted to get it under control.
Eventually, crews would treat it as a controlled burn and led the flames toward the lake. No one was injured in the response to the blaze, which was on the Kentucky Lake side of LBL.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office will have a K9 unit within the next couple weeks.
Sheriff Ray Burnam said last night in a statement that drug dog “Kilo” will hit the streets as unit 218 in two weeks. The Sheriff’s Office had sought a dog for several months before having enough funding to make the purchase.
The Sheriff attributed Sgt. Jimmy Godair’s eagerness to use the animal to fight drug crimes as one of the driving forces for getting the dog and says the K9 equipment such as a harness and vest have already been received.
Cadiz Police had its busiest month on record in July.
According to the department’s Facebook page, Cadiz Police answered 672 calls for service in July. That was the highest number on the books since detailed records started being kept in 1988.
That number averages out to nearly 22 calls per day.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble announced this afternoon that residents living in the southern section of the county will no longer have to abide by the open burn ban that’s been in place for over a month.
Effective immediately, the open burn ban issued on June 29th will be amended to reflect the following changes: open burning will be allowed in the southern section of the county, south of Highway 68/80.
However, all areas of Christian County, north of Highway 68/80 will still be under the open burn ban.
Judge Tribble proclaimed that this amendment will be in effect until the areas north of Highway 68/80 receive adequate rainfall.
This order also includes the lighting of fireworks and burning of any materials outdoors.
Judge Tribble is urging those citizens who live in an area where the burn ban was lifted, to be extremely precautious when burning materials outdoors.
Judge Tribble suggests residents in southern Christian County to not burn any material near sinkholes, near utility lines, on windy days or within 50 feet of any structure.
Again, Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble is allowing open burning to take place in the southern section of the county, with the ban to remain in effect for the northern section of the county.