Everyone knows crime can happen anywhere—even at the 400 mile yard sale.
That was the case Saturday on U.S. 68-80, when Marshall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eddie McGuire received a call from a victim stating a female had paid for her merchandise with a fake 100-dollar bill.
The victim said the perpetrator left abruptly once getting her change and was able to give a good enough description that police found her a short distance down the road at another yard sale.
The suspect, identified as 37-year old April Novetske of Paducah, was allegedly in possession of the merchandise. She was arrested and charged with possession of a forged instrument and lodged in the Marshall County Jail.
A car versus motorcycle wreck in Trigg County yesterday afternoon sent the biker to a Nashville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say 33-year old Christopher Mullins of Christian County was westbound on U.S. 68 around 1:30 when he proceeded through the intersection with Kentucky 139.
62-year old Rosetta Bacon was northbound on 139 and reportedly didn’t stop at the stop sign and drove into Mullins’ path—with Mullins hitting the car in the passenger side.
Mullins, who was wearing a helmet, sustained multiple injuries after was ejected to the pavement. An ambulance took Mullins to Trigg County Hospital, though he would later be flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he’s listed in stable condition.
The Elkton Fire Department responded to a house fire on South Main Street this morning.
The first call went out shortly after 8 for a fire at 508 South Main, which is just north of the Poplar Street intersection. Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin said the female occupant of the home returned home from work to find smoke and fire when she opened the door.
No one else was home and Chief Marklin said there were no injuries. Officials believe the blaze may have been electrical in nature. Fire-fighters were able to save much of the outer-structure but the inside of the home is believed to be nearly a complete loss due to smoke, water and fire damage.
The family of a young man recently seriously injured in a wreck in Christian County has set up a fund to help with his recovery.
19-year old Erik Harris had to be cut from the wreckage May 26th after he ran off Dawson Springs Road and drove down a steep embankment.
Harris remains in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is recovering from several injuries—including the loss of his teeth. His grandmother, Gail McKinney, has set up the Erik Harris Benefit Fund at Planters Bank and donation canisters have also been placed at several local businesses in Christian County including Baldwin’s Appliance, Jade Palace and the Crofton Diner.
Family members say the raised money will go toward purchasing Harris a set of veneers.
Anyone who is still delinquent on their property taxes in Todd County is encouraged to contact the county attorney as soon as they can to set up payments.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns says delinquent payers will have their accounts sold to third party collectors in August if a payment plan isn’t set up before then.
Johns says he is more than willing to work with delinquent payers, but the collectors may not be so nice.
The county attorney says he has already met with several payers and has set up plans to get them right without going through those third party collectors.