Crawford County News

Murderer sentenced to life in prison

Deacon Zelch will serve life in prison for the murder of Edward Hillhouse. Zelch entered a guilty plea to two felony counts against him on Tuesday, December 4, and was subsequently sentenced by Judge Sid Pearson in front of a packed Crawford County courtroom.

Standing in front of the judge’s bench with his attorney, Zelch admitted that he had shot Hillhouse in the head.

Raises bring some county court workers up to state pay level

Five county employees have received raises – albeit minor ones – in the Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Commissioners were at first taken aback by the revelation, but after hearing the explanation why, they were amenable to the increased pay.

Crawford County Felony Report - 11-28-18

    Felony charges have been filed against the following people in recent weeks by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
    Jamie Nicole Shelton, 28, of Bourbon, stands charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). On November 16, Cuba police responded to Walmart for the report that Shelton was trespassing, and believed to be stealing from the store.

Totes for Tots and Teens makes donation to Crawford County CASA

    Got love for our local foster children? Totes for Tots and Teens delivers new duffel bags with hygiene supplies to be given to children when they are removed from an abusive or neglectful home environment and taken into foster care.

CC E911 implements Emergency Medical Dispatch

Callers who dial 911 with a medical emergency in Crawford County now have a higher level of service in assisting them through the incident. Crawford County E911 now provides Emergency Medical Dispatching, a program with protocols in place that will assist dispatchers in gathering more accurate information to identify life-threatening situations and to provide the best possible source of help during times of medical emergency.