Todd Fiscal Court met for the first time this year today, where Dispatch Director Donna Ruby gave an update on changes on how the 911 system is receiving calls.
As most would expect, Ms. Ruby says the percentage of calls received from cell phones continues to dramatically increase from year to year.
911 centers are funded in part by a tax on phone bills and Ms. Ruby says funding for every center will diminish little by little each time a resident turns off a landline to go to wireless exclusively.
In other action, court approved the purchase of a three-quarter ton crew cab Ford pickup for the Road Department and approved a seven thousand dollar grant received by the Allensville Fire Department to purchase a new generator.
Treasurer Tammy Robertson said the Sheriff’s Department’s most recent audit came back clean, with no financial discrepancies noted.
Officials with Murray State University are announcing details of the Ninth Annual Soybean Promotion Day later this month.
A news release from the college that operates a regional campus in Hopkinsville says this year’s event is January 22nd in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. Admission is free, but reservations are required.
Ag Economist Moe Russell and farming expert Missy Bauer will be the featured speakers and will discuss the latest trends and information regarding soybean farming in the area.
The event is sponsored by the Hutson School of Agriculture and Kentucky Soybean Board. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 270-809-3556.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle wreck with injury in Simpson County Thursday afternoon that injured a Logan County woman.
State Police say the wreck happened around 10:20 a.m. when 18 year old Baby B. Chestnut of Russellville was driving westbound on KY 100, near the 5 mile marker.
Ms. Chestnut told police that she was negotiating a curve when she lost control of her vehicle.
Police say an investigation into the crash indicates Ms. Chestnut’s vehicle crossed the westbound lanes of traffic, struck an earth embankment and overturned in a nearby field.
Ms. Chestnut was transported by ambulance to the Medical Center in Franklin, where she was treated and released from the hospital.
It’s not uncommon for kids to get a day off from school from time to time in the winter, but it does become unusual when it’s 60 degrees outside.
That’s the situation Lacy Elementary School students find themselves in as a power outage closed that building for a day. District Spokesperson Heather Aubin notified media just after 6 this morning that Lacy students would be dismissed before the day began.
Pennyrile Rural Electric says a power line was reported down around 2:15 this morning, knocking electricity out to about 547 customers in the Lacy area. Crews are on the scene of the problem and Pennyrile says the lights will be back on as soon as possible.
2012 United Way of the Pennyrile Campaign Chair, Mayor Dan Kemp could hardly contain himself tonight as he excitedly announced that the total amount raised during the fundraising campaign, exceeded everyone’s expectations.
The total amount raised last year was $754,163 which far exceeded the campaign goal of $738,000 with organizers saying it would not have been possible without the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
Mayor Kemp stated he was proud to live in a community, where residents and business leaders give back to worthy causes like the United Way.
Mayor Kemp also stated he was thrilled to announce the total fundraising amount.