One of the two men accused of using their leadership positions at a local volunteer fire department to steal the public’s money will avoid jail time after court action yesterday.
Court documents show former West Side Fire Department Deputy Chief Jerry Douglas was sentenced to one year of probation in Judge Andrew Self’s courtroom.
Douglass, who was represented by Rick Bowling, will be forced to pay a little over 21-hundred dollars in restitution and can have no affiliation with any volunteer fire department.
The case against his brother, former Chief James Douglas, remains in the court system.
The man flown to a Nashville hospital after a wreck in Trigg County yesterday afternoon has been allowed to go home.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say 29-year old Joshua Holley of Cadiz was discharged today. Kentucky State Police say 22-year old Nathaniel York of Cadiz and 2Holley were both southbound on Kentucky 1062—also known as the Maple Grove Road—just before 5:30.
York’s vehicle was headed south in the northbound lane and attempted to quickly get in the correct lane when he saw an oncoming car as they crested a hill. York’s vehicle clipped Holley’s left rear tire, causing Holley to lose control and run off the road.
Holley’s vehicle went airborne and hit a tree before coming to rest on the driver’s side. York was cited into court on reckless driving charges.
A two-vehicle wreck on Greenville Road yesterday afternoon injured a local woman.
The incident happened around 3:45, according to the report from Christian County Sheriff’s Sgt. Andre Radford, which says 55-year old Regina Meacham of 15995 Greenville Road and 26-year old Justin Baker of Indian Mound, Tennessee were both northbound.
Baker had reportedly slowed down to turn into a driveway and was rear-ended by Ms. Meacham, who said she didn’t see Baker’s slowed vehicle until it was too late to avoid a wreck.
Ms. Meacham was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while Baker and his passengers went uninjured.
A Hopkinsville residence was broken into yesterday afternoon or evening, with the perpetrator getting away with a game system and games.
Police believe the break-in happened between 2 and 9pm at the 721 Bradshaw Street home of 26-year old Tiemesha Merritt.
The suspect pushed in a window fan to get inside a bedroom and took a Playstation 3 and several games valued at a total of one thousand dollars. One suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A burn ban has been issued in at least one Pennyrile County due to ongoing dry conditions.
The executive order from Judge-Executive Rick Newman orders residents to cease any outdoor burning in Muhlenberg County effective Friday at Noon. Judge Newman says in a statement the order is in response to predicted weather conditions and extreme danger of wildfires in Muhlenberg County.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble says he hasn’t come close to issuing a ban locally yet, but that he will certainly be monitoring the situation. He says the Kentucky Department of Forestry will often give counties guidance on when a ban may be warranted.
Judge Tribble says he will take the counsel of state officials and Emergency Management Director Randy Graham before making any future decisions on burn bans in Christian County.