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.
The Christian County Grand Jury today indicted 7 people including a Fort Campbell soldier accused of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Wal-mart over the past couple of months.
28-year old Christian McCray of Houston, Texas is charged with 6 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 and 8 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500.
Court documents indicate that McCray stole merchandise from the Oak Grove Wal-mart on six separate occasions from April 27th to May 17th.
Oak Grove Police reported that on six separate occasions, McCray would enter the store, make a purchase using a credit card, exit the store and then re-enter the same store by going to a different entrance, select the identical item and exit the store without paying for it.
Police say McCray’s actions were caught on surveillance video.
Kentucky State Police today released the names of the individuals involved in the home invasion and fatal shooting that took place on Thursday in Allen County.
State Police in the Post 3 District say 58-year old Steven Dale Cole of Smiths Grove was fatally shot during the home invasion and identified the homeowner as 58-year old Gary Cole of Scottsville.
State Police say they were contacted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office regarding an alleged home invasion and shooting that took place at 3202 Spears Road in Allen County.
Police say preliminary investigation reveals that Steven Cole was fatally wounded by Gary Cole after they both exchanged gunfire at the residence.
Police say Gary Cole was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment and his condition remains unclear at this time.
The investigation into the fatal shooting and home invasion remains under investigation is being handled by KSP Detective Erik Salman.
The first day of school for Christian County students is just around the corner and officials want to ensure that all students have a smooth transition through another school year.
Christian County High School will be hosting an extra student registration date, which is scheduled to take place Monday, August 13th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the CCHS library.
Officials say parents that have not registered their child will need to attend and fill out all the necessary paperwork before the school year starts.
The necessary documents include two forms of household residence, with officials saying showing the physical address is needed for verification purposes.
The 101st Airborne Division kicked off its annual Week of the Eagles Festivities with Commanding General, Major General James McConville leading soldiers on a run.
Military officials say the division run is an annual tradition to solidify Major General McConville’s relationship with his troops, before they embark on their next rendezvous with destiny in Afghanistan.
Congressman Ed Whitfield was at Fort Campbell early this morning to help cheer on soldiers and even had the chance to fire off a small cannon to officially start the event.