Two men were injured in a wreck in Murray Thursday afternoon.
Murray Police say 18-year old Joshua Powell of Murray was eastbound on Sharp Street around 1pm, while 43-year old James Parker of Murray was southbound on 10th Street.
Powell reportedly ran a stop sign, with Parker not having time to avoid a collision. The two men were taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The local delegation to the General Assembly spoke at the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club this afternoon and talked about some of the big items on the agenda for the upcoming session.
Third District State Senator-Elect Whitney Westerfield addressed tax reform that will almost certainly be addressed in some fashion and said he wants to see spending cuts part of any solution that includes additional revenues.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett said re-districting has to be addressed as soon as possible so lawmakers and constituents will know where the boundaries will lie.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley agreed with Dossett, saying he disagrees with those who say the job can be postponed.
Also speaking was outgoing State Seantor Joey Pendleton, who lost to Westerfield in the election. Senator Pendleton says he isn’t going completely away, as he will still lobby for issues he is passionate about.
The first day of the 30-day short session is set for January 8th.
A vacant house burned on Lindsey Drive Thursday and the blaze is under investigation by the Hopkinsville Police and Fire Departments.
Inspector Cecelia Cloos says the 2813 Lindsey structure had burned before only two years ago.
Inspector Cloos says the fire is being investigated with a collaborative effort between the two departments.
No one was injured in the fire that began just before noon and required a response from three city fire stations. The structure was severely damaged and crews remained on scene through much of the afternoon.
The unemployment rate was down in seven of the nine Pennyrile counties last month, including a significant drop in Christian County.
The Office of Employment and Training says the jobless rate in Christian County in November was 8.4 percent, down from 9.1 in October and down from 9.4 one year ago.
Unemployment in Todd County fell fourth tenths of a percentage point from 7.6 to 7.2 percent. Caldwell County had the lowest jobless rate in the Pennyrile at 6.4 percent, which was down a tenth from October. Hopkins County was close behind at 6.6 percent.
Trigg County was the only local county to see an increase in its jobless rate, as it went up a tenth of a point to 7.6 percent. Muhlenberg County’s jobless rate fell two tenths to 8.2 percent.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 15.1 percent. It was followed by Fulton County at 15 percent. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent.
A third suspect has been indicted by a Montgomery County Grand Jury in connection with a shooting incident in September that stemmed from a argument over a balloon.
The initial incident happened on September 24th, according to Clarksville Police, which says a confrontation began after a two-year old took a balloon from a house that was going to be shown to a realtor. When the balloon was retrieved from the child by a 24-year old male, an argument began with some of the residents at the dead end of Barkwood Drive.
The 24-year old man and a 41-year old woman with him retreated to a car and attempted to leave when a ford thunderbird with five men inside arrived and tried to block their path.
The males got out of the Thunderbird and one began firing shots at the victims with a handgun. The victim driving the car attempted to back away, but got stuck in a culvert. The five men in the Thunderbird got back into their vehicle and fired more shots as they drove away.
The vehicle had several bullet holes, as did a nearby home. Since that day, police had charged 22-year old James Antonio Bagwell of Clarksville with criminal attempted homicide charges and a 16-year old male juvenile with criminal solicitation of a felony.
A third suspect, 20-year old Detarius Lee Curry of Clarksville, was arrested Christmas Eve and charged with two counts of attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.