Trigg County

Geoff Baggett / geoffbaggett.com

History will come to life this weekend in Trigg County, Kentucky as historian and author, Geoff Baggett, transforms into an American Revolution militiaman for a free "hands-on history" presentation. Baggett visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event. 

Kathryn Coon Harper

Kathryn Coon Harper was one of the founding Board Members who conceptualized the Janice Mason Art Museum twenty years ago. In honor of the museum's anniversary, Harper's 50-year career is highlighted in a retrospective exhibit, As It Was -- As It Is. Kathryn Coon Harper visits Sounds Good to discuss the exhibit and her full circle from founding member to featured artist. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Hemp company Vertical celebrated the opening of their new facility in Trigg County on Friday. The $5 million investment in the 90,000 square foot facility on 14 acres will also bring more than 100 jobs, according to company officials.

Trigg County Sheriff's Office, Facebook

Trigg County lost a long-time public servant this week. Colonel Kenneth Butts died Tuesday at the age of 68 in Paducah.

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police are seeking public assistance in the death of a woman found dead in Trigg County. 

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2nd Update: Kentucky State Police has identified the body as 33-year-old Christina Edmonson of Cadiz. According to a release, results of a preliminary examination of the body at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville were inconclusive as to the cause of death. A full autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. KSP searched two residences on Oak Grove Church Road for evidence related to the investigation.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work on a new bridge near the border of Caldwell and Trigg Counties is set to begin this week. 

The bridge would carry Kentucky 276 / Blackhawk Road across Long Pond Branch near Wallonia. The road has remained closed after heavy rain washed away the culvert. 

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A feasibility study is underway for a Western Kentucky Ag Expo Center. The center would be a joint effort representing Christian, Todd and Trigg counties. Members of the public discussed opportunities for children and farm families in a recent forum, which included the fiscal courts of the involved counties.

FFRF

A western Kentucky clerk has removed a painting of the Ten Commandments from her office, after being told it violated a Supreme Court ruling banning religious establishment displays in government courthouses.

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Trigg County clerk Carmen Finley saying that her display breaches separation of church and state.  

Rob Canning, WKMS

Some counties in our region are declaring states of emergency to deal with damage from Wednesday's storms. 

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