Local News


On June 2 at 7:50pm, Peter J. Morgan, 37, of Decatur, Alabama, was traveling north on Route 29. Morgan turned onto Douglas Street in Edinburg. Morgan then attempted to turn around and hit a utility pole causing damage to the pole and the semi. No injuries were reported.

On June 1 at 9:45pm, Austin W. Winchester, 18, of Taylorville was traveling northbound on 1359 East Road. Around 1254 North Road, Winchester saw a deer cross the road and swerved to avoid hitting it. Winchester went into the rock shoulder and lost control. Winchester went sideways in the road then went off the road again and into the ditch. Winchester's vehicle struck the end of a culvert causing the vehicle to roll over on it's top. Winchester stated he had a stiff neck and requested to be taken to the hospital. Winchester was then transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. The vehicle had severe damage and was towed from the scene.

On June 1 at 3:00am, Floyd O. Short, 61, of Taylorville was westbound on 1780 North Road just west of 1900 East when a deer ran out into the roadway from the south. Short was unable to avoid striking the deer. The deer caused damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. No injuries reported.


On June 1, a Christian County Sheriff's deputy was sent to Buckhart Cemetery in Rural Edinburg in reference to criminal damage. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Douglas Kohl who is a trustee of the Buckhart Cemetery. Kohl showed the deputy where the unknown subject(s) knocked over several tombstones in the graveyard. Two of the headstones were broken by the subject(s).

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