The weekly Legislative Update program begins airing again this weekend on Lite 98.7 and three members of the local delegation to the Kentucky General Assembly focused a majority of the first program’s time on pension reform.
Senate Bill 2 passed the upper chamber Thursday afternoon and only makes major changes to the benefits for new hires into the state employee system. Senator Whitney Westerfield says the bill isn’t a quick fix, but it is a band aid to stop the bleeding.
Governor Steve Beshear has said pension reform should be coupled with tax code reform, but Representative John Tilley says he doesn’t believe that will slow down lawmakers from getting Senate Bill 2 or some amended form of it passed this session.
Ninth District Representative Myron Dossett noted the Commonwealth’s credit rating is affected by the pension system that is 30 billion dollars in the hole by conservative estimates.
You can hear the entire program Sunday morning at 9am on “Don’t Be Afraid to Say It” on Lite 98.7.
An elderly Clarksville woman has died from her injuries as a result of a two-car collision at the intersection of Crossland Avenue and Cumberland Drive.
Clarksville Police say 82-year old Charlotte Binkley of the city died Thursday after she ran through a red light and crashed into the vehicle of a 45-year old woman at the intersection of Crossland Avenue and Cumberland Drive around 12:40 pm on Tuesday.
Police say the 45-year old woman and Ms. Binkley were both transported by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center from the scene with injuries.
Ms. Binkley was later Lifeflighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition, but passed away from her injuries at Vanderbilt Thursday morning.
Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers are scheduled to return home following their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, just in time for Valentines Day.
A welcome home ceremony is scheduled to take place at Fort Campbell’s Passenger Processing Center Saturday night.
Military officials say the welcome home ceremony completes the Strike Advisory Teams’ mission in Eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The soldiers were the International Security Assistance Force’s lead unit facilitating the transition of full combat power to the Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command East.
Local pet owners are reminded of the photography fundraiser tomorrow morning at Tractor Supply.
Shelby Waltz Photography is helping the Christian County Animal Shelter raise money from 9am until 3pm at Tractor Supply, when residents can bring their pets for a professional photo at a cost of only five dollars according to Shelter Director Irene Grace.
Proceeds will go to the “Get’em Done” program, which works to get animals spayed or neutered before going to their forever homes.
Tractor Supply is located on the bypass between Fort Campbell Boulevard and Lafayette Road.
It’s that time again for school officials in Todd County to begin their preschool screenings and registrations.
The Todd County School System will be conducting preschool screenings and registrations for 3 and 4-year old children at South Todd Elementary School on Friday, March 1st.
Officials say next month’s screening is for children who will start school on April 8th and April 9th for the 2012-13 school year.
Children who will turn 3-years old by May 2nd may be screened to attend school during the 2012-13 school year.
Officials say children who are 4-years old must now qualify to attend preschool based on income or disability.
Any child who turned 5-years old on or before October 1st, 2012 is kindergarten eligible and can not attend preschool.
Contact the Todd County Board of Education at 270-265-2436 to schedule an appointment.