Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday weekend of the year by historical standards and many of those people would have likely lived, had they been wearing their seat belt.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says not only is it safer to wear your seat belt, it’s also the law.
Of the 500 people who had died on Kentucky roadways in motor vehicle wrecks as of Sunday, police were able to confirm that 280 had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. At least 116 people had died on Kentucky roadways this year in wrecks involving alcohol.
Hundreds of homes burn and people are injured each Thanksgiving from fires that began with a frying turkey.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Inspector Cecelia Cloos says there are some tips people can follow to avoid becoming the next victim of cooking gone bad.
Inspector Cloos says one of the most important tips is to put the turkey in the fryer first. You can then pour the oil in to a safe level—avoiding a dangerous spill over.
Inspector Cloos says everyone at the fire department wishes the community a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul may be weighing a 2016 presidential bid.
The freshman Republican told ABC News he hasn't made any decision yet, but said he's not going to deny he's interested.
The Tea Party favorite also said he's interested in the national debate on immigration reform, cutting the defense budget and marijuana laws. According to Senator Paul, the GOP can broaden its appeal by going in a different direction to attract more voters.
Hopkinsville City Council tonight passed a municipal order that will pave the way for a local industry to begin its proposed multi-million dollar expansion project and also approved the first reading of an ordinance that will require local pawnbrokers and precious metals and gems dealers to electronically report their business transaction to Hopkinsville Police.
Mayor Dan Kemp says he is thrilled that Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to expand operations, which he says will create several jobs and spoke about the council’s action tonight that will help the proposed plans to move forward.
Council members also unanimously approved the second of reading three ordinances to adopt post-construction water quality standards, establish a no parking zone on East 10th Street and to authorize flasher lights to be installed on Koffman Drive.
Council members Don Ahart, Charlie Henderson and Ann Cherry were absent from tonight’s city council meeting.
A Paducah woman is now behind bars for allegedly forging prescription medication.
Kentucky State Police say 29-year old, Jennifer Laird was arrested after state police received a complaint in September of a possible forge prescription.
After a month long investigation, Laird was indicted by the McCracken County Grand Jury earlier this month.
Laird is charged with six counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument first offense, which is considered to be a Class D felony in Kentucky.
The Paducah native was arrested in Mayfield and remains lodged in the Graves County Jail under a $2,500 bond.