Trigg County

7:11 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Trigg Co. Car Accident Kills Four

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A driver and three teenagers are dead after a Saturday morning car accident in Trigg County. David Shoaf of Cadiz was driving north on Kentucky 274 when he collided with a farm tractor driven by Carl Calhoun. The 30-year-old Shoaf, along with Dalton McDougall, Kimberly Shafer, and Lindsey Sholar, were all pronounced dead at the scene.

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Roads & Highways
9:18 am
Fri November 23, 2012

I-24 Semi Fire and Lane Closure


Kentucky transportation officials report eastbound lanes on Interstate-24 remain closed Friday morning in Trigg County near the 65 mile marker. A tractor-trailer rig carrying pears is on fire. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says firefighters brought in a backhoe to break open the trailer to access the burning cargo inside.

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Roads & Highways
2:10 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

I-24 Lane Remains Restricted Following Fatal Crash

Cleanup workers will likely be on site at a fatal crash site on Interstate 24 until around 5:30 today. Westbound traffic on I-24 in Trigg County near the 62 mile marker is down to one lane. Transportation cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says personnel continue to clean up and repair the site of a late night semi trailer crash.

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12:09 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Judge Declares Mistrial in Russell Case

Claude Russell

Trigg Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall has declared a mistrial in the trial of Claude Russell, who was charged with killing Chantell Humphries in 2002. The Kentucky New Era reports the action came Monday night after a nine-day trial when jurors twice reported they could not come up with a unanimous verdict. Humphries' body was found on a cattle farm in Trigg County in June 2002.

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3:50 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

225 Marijuana Plants Eradicated in Trigg Co.

Marijuana plants found and destroyed in Trigg County.
Photo courtesy Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police are looking for suspects following a large marijuana plant bust in Trigg County. KSP Public Information Officer Jay Thomas says troopers eradicated 225 marijuana plants in the Rockcastle community. Thomas puts the plant’s street value at $225,000.

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7:49 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Trigg County Teens Are Missing

Two Trigg County teens are missing. Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam tells the Cadiz Record newspaper that 16-year-old Brittany Nicole Shafer and 17-year-old Quentin Dean Bird may be together. He says they may be in a 2012 Gray Nissan Altima. Shafer is white, four feet, nine inches tall, with black hair and hazel eyes. She weighs 95 pounds.  Bird is black, six feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs 155 pounds. The Trigg County Sheriff wants anyone with information about the missing teens to call 270-522-6014.

9:14 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Explosives, Guns, Alcohol Found at Trigg County Home

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating a Trigg County couple after authorities detonated explosive material they found in sheds at the couple’s home over the weekend. They also confiscated more than 80 gallons of homemade liquor.  Nathan Whitt, 51, and his wife, Beatrix, 48, are charged with manufacturing illegal alcohol. They also face drug and possible weapons charges.

Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12

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11:49 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Trigg Co Hospital applies for $500,000 grant

Trigg County’s Hospital is finalizing building plans to apply for a 500-thousand dollar state grant to assist with construction. The Community Development Block Grants are awarded in January to organizations that serve populations where 51% of residents fall at or below the poverty level. Hospital CEO Alisa Coleman says the money would go toward construction of a new surgical suite, expanding the rehab project, and renovating an existing church building at the hospital.

2:39 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Governor Beshear Extends Early Childhood Education Funds

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The Calloway and Trigg County early childhood councils will receive nearly $26,000 in funds from the Office of the Governor. The money will go to head start programs, childcare and public health departments. 

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