A ceremony was held in Elkton this afternoon that likely won’t happen again in the lifetime of anyone who was in attendance.
The new Todd County Judicial Center was officially dedicated in a packed circuit courtroom after rain forced the festivities inside. A 90 minute ceremony featured speakers from the court system, elected officials and others.
The Judicial Center, located on West Main Street, is the third operational building in the town that has served as a courthouse at one time. The Historic Courthouse on the square serves as a welcome center and the second courthouse still serves as the home for county government offices.
Among those speaking was Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham of Princeton, who said the spacious building is a symbol that being a small county doesn’t mean big visions can’t come true.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred on KY 171, approximately four miles south of Greenville just before noon today.
State Police say preliminary investigation revealed that 19-year old Erica D. Boggess of Greenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on KY 171 when she lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway.
State Police say as a result, her vehicle exited off the right side and overturned and came to rest upright off the roadway.
Ms. Boggess was transported by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment.
Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt and there were no passengers.
Governor Steve Beshear announced this afternoon that he has appointed Senator David Williams to a judgeship in his home district.
Governor Beshear stated he believed Senator Williams is an experienced lawyer and is familiar with the district, having represented the area in the legislature for more than 20 years.
The nominating commission representing lawyers and citizens in the 40th judicial circuit considered all the applicants for the position of circuit judge.
The commission chose three people who met the rigorous criteria for serving in that position, including knowledge of the law and of the community.
Senator Williams appointment to this judgeship will be effective, Friday November 2nd.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle wreck with injury early this morning.
Sheriff’s Deputies say the wreck occurred around 7 a.m. 13 miles North of Russellville in Morgantown Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that 30-year old James Cannon of Lewisburg was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota Truck and was traveling southbound when he attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway causing the truck to rollover multiple times in the roadway before coming to a rest on the northbound side of the roadway in a ditch.
Cannon was transported by the Logan County EMS to Bowling Green Med-Center for multiple injuries.
The investigation into the single-vehicle wreck remains ongoing.
Kentucky State Police wants to make sure parents review safety tips with their little ghost and goblins before they go trick-or-treating this year.
KSP Spokesman, Sergeant Rick Saint-Blancard says Halloween is traditionally a time for children to have fun, but most often it is the children who can be injured by situations that are avoidable.
Saint-Blancard encourages parents to make sure their child’s costume does not obstruct their vision and so cumbersome where they can trip over it.
Parents are urged to make sure their child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible.
State Police also say younger children should be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling, candy should be inspected by an adult before they are eaten and to remind children to not enter a stranger house or car.
KSP also wants to remind those driving on Halloween to be extra cautious of our small pedestrians.