Officials with the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council are reminding residents in Lacy and surrounding areas to attend their latest community emergency response team meetings to learn how to prepare for a natural disaster and how to plan for an emergency.
Chairman Dan Nicholson offers more details about the training that’s scheduled to take place in the Lacy Community Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th.
Transportation was king at this month’s Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meeting, where a couple reports were given on what’s coming and what’s still needed.
Kentuckians for Better Transportation President, Juva Barber was the guest speaker and outlined their priorities for this year’s Kentucky General Assembly. One of their main objectives is to protect the state’s aviation industry.
In other action, Regional Planning Coordinator Craig Morris went over the recommended six year road plan, which includes the new bridges over the lakes. He says the hope is to have traffic on the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge replacement by December of next year.
Former City of Hopkinsville Chief Administrative Officer, Glenn Abee passed away over the weekend.
According to officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Abee died Sunday afternoon at the local hospital.
Abee served as the city’s Chief Administrative Officer from 2007 to 2013.
Officials with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reminding area drivers to not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking, especially after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and officials want to ensure drivers are well aware of the consequences of drinking and driving.
According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, since 2007, at least 270 people were killed across the U.S. in crashes involving drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reports on average, one person was killed every 51 minutes in a drunken-driving crash in the United States in 2012.
In order to prevent tragedies from occurring, the organization recommends residents to have a sober, designated driver when alcoholic beverages will be consumed during celebrations.
The Murray Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect in a shoplifting case.
Police say around 10:00 a.m. Friday, a white or Hispanic male approximately 5’10” tall, 160 pounds, with a receding hairline was seen on video camera concealing merchandise in the Dollar General Store on North 12th street in Murray.
Police say the suspect stole children’s hats with images of cartoon characters on them.
Anyone with information regarding this individual’s identity are asked to call the Murray Police Department at (270) 753-1621.