Todd County Election Filings
Daryl Greenfield (r) incumbent
Kent Knight (d)
Harold “Mac” Johns (d) incumbent
Tracy White (d)
Giles Taylor (d)
W. D. Billy Stokes (d)
Tim Porter (r)
Kim Chapman (d) incumbent
Greg Allen (d) incumbent
Perry Stokes (d) incumbent
Robert “Bob” Whittlesey (d) incumbent
Circuit Judge (non-partisan)
Tyler Gill incumbent
District Judge (non-partisan)
Kentucky Supreme Court (non-partisan)
Kentucky Court of Appeals District 1 (non-partisan)
Christopher Shea Nickel
16th District State Representative
Martha Jane King (d) incumbent
Magistrate District 1
Alfred Blake (d) incumbent
Magistrate District 2
William Sweeney (d)
Magistrate District 3
John Camp (d) incumbent
Magistrate District 4
Brent Spurlin (d) incumbent
Magistrate District 5
Jimmy Turner (d) incumbent
updated last 12/04/2013 01:34 pm.
An Elkton woman was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly making a threat against the Todd County Courthouse.
Kentucky State Police say they were contacted by the Todd County Sheriff's Department around 1:45 p.m. regarding a threat made to “blow up” the building.
An investigation by Trooper Craig Engler resulted in the arrest of 38-year old Rachel Parker of Elkton on charges of third degree terroristic threatening.
When all the numbers are official, Kentucky farmers are expected to have record corn and soybean yields this year.
The Kentucky Agri-News November issue says corn production was forecast at a record 247 million bushels, up four percent from the September forecast and 138 percent above last year's production level.
Yield was estimated at 173 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from the September forecast and an astounding 105 bushel increase from last year's drought-stricken yield. If realized, it would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 165 bushels. Kentucky farmers harvested an estimated 1.43 million acres of corn, down 100,000 acres from last year.
Nationally, corn production was forecast at 14 billion bushels, up 30 percent from last year and yield is forecast at a record 160.4 bushels per acre.
Meanwhile, soybean production for Kentucky was forecast at 80.4 million bushels, up 12 percent from the September forecast and 37 percent above 2012. Yield was estimated at 49 bushels per acre, nine bushels more than last year.
If realized, this year's crop would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 48 bushels. An estimated 1.64 million acres of soybeans were harvested in Kentucky, which is 170,000 acres more than last year.
United States soybean production was forecast at 3.26 billion bushels, up seven percent from last year. If realized, it would be the country's largest soybean harvest on record.
The first significant blast of winter weather could impact the southern Pennyrile region later this week, though there are still a lot of unknowns.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued special weather statements regarding the possibility of frozen or freezing precipitation Thursday and Friday and Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says it's all due to two weather systems converging on the area—one with moisture and the other with cold air.
Shanklin expects the area to get a mixed bag of winter precipitation, including freezing rain, before it ends as snow Friday.
While travel impacts are expected at some point late this week, Shanklin says they don't anticipate it being a major winter storm at this time.
Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations and check our websites and Facebook page for the latest on this developing weather situation.
The Logan County Sheriff's Office investigated an alleged methamphetamine lab Monday evening and made two arrests.
A news release says deputies responded to a residence on Stevenson Mill Road to attempt to serve six felony bench warrants from Logan and Todd counties. Deputies say they found methamphetamine, marijuana, three active meth labs and several items of drug paraphernalia in the home.
Both residents, who are identified only as a 38-year old white male and a 30-year old white female, were arrested on drug related charges and served with the warrants. They were lodged in the Logan County Jail.
The incident remains under investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's Office and South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.