Three candidates officially put their names on next year's election ballot in Todd County on the first morning possible and only one was an incumbent.
Former Todd County Sheriff W.D. Billy Stokes of Elkton and current Deputy Sheriff Tracy White of Sharon Grove will run as Democrats in next year's May primary election. Incumbent Sheriff Joey Johnson has said he won't seek a second term.
Incumbent Coroner Bob Whittlesey filed for a second term as a Democrat. No candidates had filed their papers in Christian County in the first few hours.
The schedule for this year's Christmas in Elkton events has been released.
Christmas in Elkton and the annual parade will be held on Friday, December 6th.
Elkton businesses will have refreshments, specials and sales just for this event and many will stay open late to give extra time to purchase that special gift for Christmas.
Starting at 5 pm, residents are invited to the Public Square for Christmas caroling and the lighting of the official Christmas tree. The Elkton Christmas Parade will start at 6 pm, leaving from Todd Central High School and ending at the Milliken Memorial Community House on West Main Street.
Anyone wanting to participate in the parade can contact Linda Fowler in the Welcome Center at 270-265-7070 or you can apply online at elktonky.com.
Following the parade, children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Community House. This will be an opportunity to take your own picture with Santa or pictures will be taken that will be made available for free download on the city’s website . Free refreshments will also be served in the Historic Courthouse Welcome Center from 5 to 7 pm and in the Community House from 7 to 9:30.
Congressman Ed Whitfield was in Trigg County Tuesday afternoon, where he briefly spoke to the Cadiz Rotary Club.
It was just one of several stops across western Kentucky this week, where Congressman Whitfield has had a chance to meet and talk with the public. He says the Affordable Care Act has been the hottest topic among citizens.
Congressman Whitfield says those who haven't lost their current coverage are often concerned about an increase in rates or deductible.
The Congressman will be in Elkton at Todd County Central High School Thursday afternoon at 2 to formally announce the $1.5 million dollar Economic Development Administration grant for the Todd Career Path Institute.
Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson has announced he won't be seeking re-election next year and a former sheriff and current deputy have already made known their intentions to run.
Former Sheriff Billy Stokes served one term in office from 2007 through 2011 and those four years were marred by controversy that often left Todd County with all of its deputies laid off. Stokes refused to take a no-interest loan from the state during slow times in the year to keep his office funded until property taxes were collected in the fall.
On his Facebook page, Stokes says he wants a chance to be sheriff under the fee pooling system that doesn't require a loan to keep the office operational. He says he has matured and can look back and be a better and stronger person and sheriff.
Stokes finished fifth in a six-way Democratic Primary in 2010.
Meanwhile, current Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy White will also be on the ballot.
Deputy White has worked under Sheriff Joey Johnson since 2011 and has 18 years of law enforcement experience.
He previously worked for the Guthrie Police Department the Pennyrile Area Narcotics Task Force and worked in Logan County.
Sheriff Johnson is retiring after over three decades of service in law enforcement in multiple capacities.
Police released the names of the two people who were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in the Russellville Walgreen’s parking lot Sunday evening.
The incident happened around 5:10 p.m. according to a news release from the Logan County Sheriff's Office, which says a pickup was eastbound on Hopkinsville Road at a high rate of speed and hit the Walgreen’s sign at 4th and Bethel head-on shortly after crossing the bridge.
The truck came to rest in the parking lot and Logan County Coroner Mary Givens pronounced the driver, 32-year old Brandy English and one of her passengers, 19-year old Lisa English both of Russellville dead at the scene.
Two other passengers, 25-year old Danielle Hampton of Bowling Green and a 11-year old juvenile are listed in stable condition after they were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police say speed and the use of inhalants are believed to be contributing factors.