One of the suspects wanted for the alleged theft of a trailer in Trigg County last July has been taken into custody.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Department arrested 20-year old Bridgett Davis of Dawson Springs and the Cadiz Police Department filed charges against her for felony theft.
Davis and 29-year old Brandon Keyes of Dawson Springs allegedly stole a utility trailer and contents from West Kentucky Door on Merchant Street in Cadiz. Police continue to seek Keyes and anyone knowing his whereabouts can contact Cadiz Police.
The Hopkinsville-Christian and Todd County Association of Realtors has announced the creation of an Employer-Assisted Housing Initiative.
The program will be called HOPE—short for Homeownership for Performing Employees—according to a news release that says it’s an innovative effort to work in partnership with government agencies, non-profit organizations, lenders and businesses to increase affordable homeownership opportunities.
Mayor Dan Kemp says home sales were up 17 percent in Christian County last year and he believes the program can help enhance real estate sales and help the community grow more.
The concept of the program is to offer education, counseling and financial assistance to those working full-time jobs who cannot afford to purchase their own house in the area where they work.
The news release says local realtors have already taken a class that qualifies them to work with employers who wish to offer the program to their employees. Anyone needing more information on the program should call 270-885-8365.
The Christian County Relay for Life is kicking into gear on its fundraising efforts this weekend when teams will hold the annual pancake breakfast.
Tickets to the breakfast are five dollars each and can be purchased at the Kentucky New Era on East 9th Street or at the Chamber of Commerce building on Fort Campbell Boulevard. The fundraiser kick-off will run from 7 until 9am at First Baptist Church and tickets will also be sold at the church that morning.
Spokesperson Brandon Burke says the Relay Committee also wants to express its appreciation to individuals and businesses which have donated to the effort.
This year’s Todd County Martin Luther King Day commemoration was a success, according to one of its organizers.
The Reverend Lisa Lewis Balboa says about 160 people attended the event Sunday afternoon at Todd County Central High School.
The Johnson Chapel Baptist Church Youth Group took first place in the banner contest sponsored by the Todd County Standard. Second place went to the First Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group, third place was the Todd County Middle School Youth Group and fourth place went to Phillips Chapel CME Church Youth Group.
Reverend Balboa says 60 people participated in the march that began in the city-county park and that Jefferson Davis State Park manager Ron Sydnor talked bout individuals being “the way” to progress.
A Trigg County child was injured in a farming accident yesterday and was flown to a Nashville hospital.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office told WSMV TV out of Nashville that a roll of hay was being loaded off a trailer at a farm on Sammy Gunn Road just after 11:30 when it fell from a height of about eight feet and landed on a five-year old child.
Trigg County EMS took the child to the intersection of KY 139 and KY 164, where an Air Evac helicopter landed and transported the five-year old to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Officials have not released the name or condition of the child.