The new Cadiz Police Department Chief says he doesn’t anticipate many changes in the near future under his leadership.
Chief Chad Grace was sworn in at Tuesday night’s meeting of Cadiz City Council and says it was an honor to be chosen from among other qualified candidates.
The new Chief says the department was operating smoothly under former chief and current Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander’s leadership and he sees no reason to make drastic changes now.
Grace is a former deputy with the Christian and Todd County Sheriff’s Departments and has been with Cadiz Police for the last six years. He had been promoted to Sergeant at the department last year.
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When the Pennyrile Solid Waste Authority meets tomorrow afternoon, it will discuss the possibility of bringing curbside recycling to Hopkinsville.
Many larger and some smaller cities offer residents the ability to put their recyclable goods on the curb much in the same way they do with their trash. Nashville residents, for example, can choose to have an additional container to recycle items such as plastic bottles that would normally take up very valuable space in a land field.
The local initiative is in its very infant stages, but board chairman and Christian Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones says they will look at what the possibilities are to get a program started.
It’s unlikely that bringing any type of recycling program to residents outside of the city would be possible, but Squire Jones says the board wants to explore all options to do as much good as possible where it is feasible.
The action would also take action by the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise and City Council before any specific program could be implemented. The Pennyrile Solid Waste Board will hold its regular meeting at noon in the board room at the Pennyrile Area Development District offices on Hammond Drive.
Christian and Todd County’s newest state legislator says his first day on the job was an exciting one.
Third District State Senator Whitney Westerfield says most of his family was able to make the trip to Frankfort with him for the opening gavel and says it was an exciting time.
Westerfield says it’s hard to gauge so early on, but he believes the absence of the sometimes divisive former Senate President David Williams may have created an atmosphere of more cooperation in the upper chamber.
The General Assembly will focus on administrative duties this week before taking a break and coming back in February to tackle the crux of the agenda for the 30-day session. Governor Steve Beshear appeared on Kentucky Educational Television this week and said he’d support coming back later in the year for a special session to tackle re-districting—an issue that took up several weeks in last year’s session before the approved plan was deemed unconstitutional.
Officials with Columbia Helicopters, Incorporated of Oregon confirmed that 7 company employees, including a Clarksville man, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash in Peru.
Officials say the employees included five American citizens and two Peruvian citizens.
Jaime Pickett of Clarksville, who was employed as a helicopter mechanic, was identified as one of the 7 individuals killed in the crash. President of Columbia Helicopters, Michael Fahey stated he was deeply saddened by the deaths and that a thorough investigation into the crash is now underway.