An Elkton man was seriously injured in a wreck Monday afternoon that closed both westbound lanes of US 68-80 in Todd County for several hours.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say Manuel Weaver of Elkton is in stable condition after he was transferred there from a local hospital.
Weaver was driving a tractor westbound on 68-80 about three miles west of Elkton, when he somehow became involved in an accident with a semi. No other details on the collision are available and the other driver was not hurt.
A Hopkinsville woman is charged with multiple drug offenses including Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.
Elkton Police charged Shelia J. Capps of Hopkinsville with Rear License Plate not Illuminated, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Capps was arrested on Sunday after officers conducted a traffic stop on her vehicle and a background check revealed she was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Capps was taken into custody without incident.
A Elkton man was taken into custody over the weekend and charged with multiple drug charges.
Elkton Police charged Jonathan D. Hurt with two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of being a Persistent Felony Offender.
Police say Hurt was arrested on Saturday after officers allegedly saw Hurt driving southbound on North Main Street without headlights and a background check revealed he had two arrest warrants in Logan County.
Police say Hurt resisted arrest and led officers on a brief foot chase and kicked an officer in the face and chin before being placed into the patrol car and had to be tased.
After Hurt was taken into custody, officers allegedly found several baggies of Methamphetamine and Marijuana in the vehicle and on Hurt.
County governments across the nation will have to make tough scheduling decisions at the start of next year with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Todd County is in the process of hiring at least two and maybe three part-time emergency dispatchers. During this morning's Fiscal Court meeting, Treasurer Tammy Robertson told Dispatch Director Karen Stratton her part time employees will no longer be able to work more than 25 hours a week under any circumstances after the start of the year. She says once you allow an employee to cross that threshold, they will forever be eligible for health insurance benefits through the county.
The end result will mean more overtime for full-time employees in multiple departments, according to Ms. Robertson, who says it will be imperative the department heads keep up with work hours going forward.
In other business, magistrates unanimously approved a three year maintenance contract with Computer Information Systems for the dispatch center's new Computer Aided Dispatch system. The cost will be $10,000 annually the first three years and could go up five percent after that, if the county chose to renew the contract.
Director Stratton says the new CAD system necessitates a contract and that particular system is necessary to maintain interoperability with Christian County. The Christian and Todd County dispatch centers serve as backups for each other in the case of a disaster.
Elkton Police arrested a man on a weapons charge Thursday afternoon after a routine traffic stop.
A news release from the Public Information Officer Rocky Barr says the license plate of a northbound vehicle on Streets Avenue was partially covered by spray paint and the driver was not wearing his seat belt.
When police approached the driver, 32-year old Jason Whitaker of Elkton, they smelled an odor of marijuana and obtained permission to search the vehicle. While they didn't find any marijuana or any other illegal drugs, police say they did find a sawed off shotgun under the seat. Whitaker denied having knowledge of the gun, but was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and traffic offenses.
He remains lodged in the Todd County Jail.