A traffic stop in Elkton Saturday night led to the arrests of two men on multiple charges.
Elkton Police pulled over 41-year old Paul Ford of Lewisburg on Elk Fork Road just before 7 for his license plate not being illuminated. Once stopped, Ford allegedly got out of his pickup and began walking away, but was soon stopped.
A news release says a baggie of marijuana was found next to Ford's tire where he had been walking and a passenger in the vehicle—33-year old Christopher Brown of Anderson, Indiana—allegedly had prescription pills lying on the floorboard.
Ford was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, DUI and tampering with evidence. Brown was arrested and charged with trafficking in controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and served with a warrant from Logan County for failure to appear in court.
Both men are lodged in the Todd County Jail.
Spurlin (second from the right) is seeking another term
Another Todd County Fiscal Court magistrate has filed for re-election.
District 4 Magistrate Brent Spurlin filed his papers with the Todd County Clerk Monday morning. Squire Spurlin is a Democrat and won a three-way primary in 2010, before going unopposed in the general election.
Spurlin also works as the manager at the Elkton Food Giant grocery store.
A severe storm approached Montgomery Co./photo provided by Lindsey Seay
There were multiple tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings across western Kentucky Sunday afternoon and evening, but most of the damage stayed to the north of Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.
Several homes were damaged or destroyed in Hopkins County, where one person was thrown approximately 60 feet when a structure on Cotton Back Road near Nortonville was leveled. That individual was not hurt and refused a trip to the hospital.
Other homes were damaged or destroyed on Red Hill Road and heavy damage was reported on Gordon Crick Road. Mt. Carmel Church near White Plains was also heavily damaged, according to the National Weather Service, which reports tree damage throughout the southern portion of Hopkins County.
Interstate 69 was closed at the 80 mile-marker in Caldwell County due to downed power lines and poles and major power outages were reported in that area. The Times Leader reported the roof was partially blown off Millikan's Marine.
The weather service also believes it was a tornado that damaged several buildings and homes in Union County near Morganfield.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham said there was no major damage in Christian County, but that 840 Kentucky Utilities customers in the Crofton-Mannington area lost power due to the storms. That number was approximately 3,000 people without power in Hopkins County.
Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley reported no damage there and there were no immediate reports of damage in Trigg County.
Survey teams will be traveling the region early this week determining whether tornadoes or straight line winds did the damage in counties to our north.
Sixteenth District State Representative Martha Jane King of Lewisburg has filed her papers to run for re-election.
The Democrat was first elected to represent Todd and Logan counties in 2008 and defeated Republican challenger Chris Hightower in the 2012 election by about 1,300 votes. She will also be running in a very small portion of Warren County next year after legislative redistricting done this Summer.
Representative King recently spoke about her years in office at a ceremony where Todd County received a $1.5 million federal grant to help build the Todd Career Path Institute tech center and said being a part of that project is among the most important things she's dealt with in five years.
Representative King also works as a transportation agent at Logan Aluminum in Russellville.
The National Weather Service in Paducah held an Emergency Managers Conference Call Friday afternoon regarding the possibility of a significant severe weather outbreak Sunday.
The Storm Prediction Center has the entire region outlooked for a risk of severe weather of all types Sunday, including high winds, hail and tornadoes. Forecaster David Humphrey says residents should remain alert to the weather throughout Sunday.