Photo by Ashley Grace
People come from near and far each year to see bald eagles at the Land Between the Lakes, but a woman on Antioch Church Road was able to take a photo of one in Christian County this morning.
In fact, eagle sightings have become much more common in the southern Pennyrile each year thanks to the efforts of agencies across the area.
Perhaps most notably, officials at LBL have used methods of environmental clean-up, relocation and research to determine how the eagle population best thrives in this area. Environmental Education Specialist Darrin Sambarski says the insecticide compound DDT was one of the main culprits for the bald eagle population being endangered several years ago.
He says cleanup efforts and education about the danger of the product has gone a long way in saving the species.
There are now 15 to 18 eagle nests at LBL each year and Sambarski says the relocation program seems to be working very well.
Sambarski also pointed out that while bald eagles are no longer on the endangered species list, they are still monitored by the government. It is also a felony to kill a bald eagle, which serves as our national bird.
Yesterday was a historic one for the Hopkinsville delegation of the General Assembly, as two local lawmakers co-chaired a joint Judiciary Committee meeting.
State Representative John Tilley is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and State Senator Whitney Westerfield is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Representative Tilley says he believes they can work across the aisle on important legislation this session.
Senator Westerfield says he and Tilley can give western Kentucky a better seat at the table of power in Frankfort—something that’s not always been the case in years gone by.
Both men said their first joint committee meeting went well, with an overflow crowd spilling into another room to watch the occasion.
A Trenton man and two juveniles were injured in a single vehicle wreck in Todd County Thursday evening.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Turner says 49-year old Christopher Simms of Trenton was attempting to negotiate a curve on KY 104 just after 5pm when he ran off the pavement near the Hadden Road intersection.
Simms’ vehicle hit a rock culvert and flipped before finally coming to rest. Deputy Turner says Simms and two juvenile passengers from Clarksville were taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Kentucky State Police arrested a hospital nurse in Muhlenberg County Wednesday accused of stealing medication from her patients.
A news release from KSP says a complaint was received from Muhlenberg Community Hospital in reference to a nurse stealing medication. An investigation turned up that 38-year old Jennifer Whitney of Greenville was allegedly replacing some of her patients’ prescription pills with over the counter products.
Detective Brandon McPherson was able to obtain an arrest warrant against Ms. Whitney and she was taken into custody during a traffic stop around 1:40pm Wednesday in Muhlenberg County.
She was charged with theft of a controlled substance and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail.
A man accused of stealing jewelry from an Easy Street home earlier this week was arrested Thursday afternoon.
Served with a warrant on felony theft and receiving stolen property charges was 27-year old Joseph Love of Hopkinsville. Love allegedly stole just over $1,200 worth of jewelry from the home of Rihea Schutt while she was gone on Tuesday.
Police say Love took the items to a local store and sold them for 49 dollars. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $7,000 bond.