The City of Hopkinsville received a clean audit report during tonight’s city council meeting and approved a municipal order for the local Y to operate Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center and also commended the life and achievements of long-time WHOP Early Bird Host, Jim Love who passed away late last year.
The city was audited by York, Neal and Company of Hopkinsville with Mayor Dan Kemp saying he was pleased with the report.
In other business, a resolution to support C-E-R-S reform failed with Mayor Kemp talking about the details of the resolution.
Kentucky State Police made several felony drug arrests in Muhlenberg County this week.
41-year old Nathan King of Beechmont, Kentucky is charged with 3 counts of 1st degree trafficking a controlled substance, 66-year old Freddie Stewart of Graham, Kentucky is charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, 46-year old Steven Ball of Central City is charged with 3 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
All three men were taken into custody without incident and remain lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
State Police say through the course of investigation, indictment warrants were obtained on the three men.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.
Gas prices are on the rise in West Central Kentucky according to a recent survey according to a Kentucky not-for-profit association.
Gas prices went up 22 cents this week to $3.481 per gallon and prices across the U.S. have also increased significantly due to escalating oil prices and refinery issues.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.53, which is a 17 cent increase compared to one week ago, and 23 cents more than one month ago and a nickel more than the average price one year ago.
This week’s average price of gas in Kentucky is $ 3.81.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bowling Green is $3.47, in Elizabethtown its $3.43 and in Louisville its $3.58.
AAA East Central of Louisville, is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Kentucky.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicates that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, January 28th through Sunday.
Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Floyd County with one of the victims not wearing a seat belt.
A single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Carlisle and Rowan Counties with neither victim wearing a seat belt and the crash in Carlisle County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say there were no fatal wrecks in Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg and Logan Counties during this time.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 45 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 17 less than what was reported for this time period last year.
State Police say of the 37 motor vehicle fatalities, 21 victims were not wearing seat belts and 10 fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol.
The American Red Cross is accepting nominations from the public to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the community.
Each year, the Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.
Award categories include youth under the age of 18 years old, military, law enforcement, firefighter, educator and medical.
The deadline to nominate a hero is Friday, February 15th.
For Hopkinsville residents wishing to nominate an individual, they are urged to contact Amy Plock at 270 821 6784.