Meade Co. trail system to feature new park, trail named for late county leader
Months after the passing of Meade county Judge Executive Gerry Lynn, officials with Buttermilk Falls are naming a new park area and trail after the former county leader.
So far, organizers say they’ve raised over half of their goal of $10,000. More information on donations and the project can be found by going to the official Buttermilk Falls Facebook page.
Tuesday COVID-19 numbers
The state reported 2,443 new cases of Covid-19, continuing a decline in case numbers as vaccine rollouts continue across the Commonwealth.
The state opened up their first regional vaccination site yesterday in Lexington, with officials reminding individuals to go to Kentucky’s new vaccine website, vaccine.ky.gov for more information on phases and locations.
Former teacher sentenced in connection to child pornography
A former area school teacher was sentenced last week, nearly a year after he was arrested on charges stemming from child pornography. Robert Alan Thompson was sentenced January 29th to 15 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for online enticement of a minor and production of child pornography. As previously reported, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant on Thompson’s LaRue county home last April. After seizing his phone, officials found evidence of explicit images of underage males, including those of a former student, who was 17 at the time. The investigation into Thompson began as officials investigated Matthew Lyons, who was previously charged last year for several offenses related to child exploitation.
CASA kicks off online auction
CASA of the Heartland is kicking off their first ever virtual auction today. The event, which is taking place on the organization’s Facebook page, is designed to raise money for CASA and other organizations dedicated to helping kids in the community.
The event runs for one week, ending on February 10th at 5 p.m. More information can be found by going to the CASA of the Heartland website or Facebook page.
RPD: Man arrested after theft of vehicle
A Radcliff man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a vehicle and driving it towards an officer. Arrest records say that Radcliff Police received a call allegedly that the suspect, Manuel Cox was attempting to steal a box truck. An officer arrived, observed Cox, who then fled, eventually gaining control of the vehicle and driving off. The officer ran towards the road to stop him, at which time the officer says Cox drove the vehicle towards him. Responding units instructed cox to stop the vehicle, which he disregarded. Cox was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, as well as criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.