It only happens once every three years, so residents of Trigg County and adjoining Kentucky counties are encouraged to drop off their unwanted tires at a free disposal event later this month.
The Trigg County disposal days will be April 26th, 27th and 28th at the road department garage at 2759 Hopkinsville Road off of U.S. 68 near the airport.
Ashley Johnson of the Pennyrile Area Development District says most tires are accepted on and off the rim.
There will likely be a line and those with sizeable loads are encouraged to bring help to unload.
The hours are 8am to 4pm Thursday and Friday and 8am to noon Saturday, April 28th. Other local counties are having similar events, with stories on those to come at a later date.
A Nortonville couple already in trouble with the law was arrested yesterday afternoon on methamphetamine charges.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says Trooper John Komar was assisting Hopkins County Probation and Parole with a home visit at the residence of 33-year old Roger Skimehorn and 26-year old Brittany Skimehorn of Nortonville around 2:20pm when police saw items of drug paraphernalia in plain view.
Consent was given to search the residence and police say they found two separate methamphetamine labs in addition to components of a lab inside the couple’s car.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
A young woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on sexual abuse charges after she allegedly grabbed the private parts of two young boys.
Hopkinsville Police were called to 709 Hipkins St. around noon to the report of a female locked inside a vehicle with several other females outside trying to attack her.
The woman was already gone when they got there, but they later found 19-year old Sherri Pillow of Hopkinsville at 148 North McPherson Avenue. She said the women trying to attack her were at another North McPherson address and police found them there.
That resident’s six-year old son reportedly told Officer Matt Overby that Pillow had been walking down the street and called him to the sidewalk. That’s when Pillow allegedly grabbed his groin area, causing him to run to his mother.
While that victim was away, Pillow allegedly called for a 10-year old boy who was on the porch to come to the sidewalk and grabbed his private parts.
Police talked to a witness who verified the juveniles’ account of the incident. Pillow was arrested and charged with first degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Todd County man was arrested in Elkton Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and dealing drugs out of an apartment.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin and Sgt. Brian Atkinson were called to the Royal Arms Apartment Complex around 1:30 after a woman said her boyfriend—21-year old Michael Talley of 126 Meriwether St, Guthrie—had hit her in the face and choked her before pushing her down.
Police say Talley reached behind his back when officers arrived, causing them to take control of him and search his person. Chief Marklin says they found a baggie containing 10 to 15 rocks of crack cocaine in Talley’s pants and found scales commonly associated with drug trafficking in the apartment where he lived on an at least part-time basis with his girlfriend.
Talley was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence and 4th degree assault.
Chief Marklin said the pregnant victim said she would seek medical treatment via private vehicle with her mother.
Temperatures are forecast to fall below the freezing mark tonight, which has prompted a Freeze Warning for all of western Kentucky and a Frost Advisory for middle Tennessee.
The National Weather Service says those who have already put out gardens and other sensitive vegetation should cover those plants tonight, as the mercury could dip down to about 30 degrees in the early morning hours.
The cold snap isn’t expected to last long, as temperatures are forecast for the low 80’s Saturday and Sunday and the lows are not expected to be in the 30’s again in the next seven days.