Accurate weather records will be kept for Todd County within the next few days, which will benefit everyone from meteorologists to farmers.
There are already Kentucky Mesonet sites in adjoining Christian, Muhlenberg and Logan Counties and crews are on Tress Shop Road about five miles southwest of Elkton on the farm of Carl Jenkins this week installing a site there.
Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp says Todd County residents should take advantage of the weather data once it becomes available.
The Mesonet site keeps up to date temperature readings, keeps a record of precipitation and measures wind speeds 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That site again is kymesonet.org
Eighth District State Representative candidate Max Sturdivant, Jr. joined with other Republican candidates this morning in Frankfort to address pension reform.
A bi-partisan task force is working on coming up with solutions for the state’s struggling retirement system this summer. Sturdivant and the other candidates appeared in the Capitol Rotunda to propose some changes they’d support, if elected.
They include giving all state legislators the option to enroll in a transferable 401K program instead of the current pension system. It would also require new lawmakers to do a 401K, as they would not be eligible for the current retirement program.
Retiree health care would also no longer be an option under the proposal. Sturdivant says in a news release that being part of the state pension system represents a conflict of interest for state legislators who must make decisions regarding the program.
(Laquientus Lamarcus Webb)
A Clarksville Police Officer is recovering from his injuries after his foot was ran over by a vehicle during a routine traffic stop last night.
Police say around 8:19 p.m. 40-year old Officer Dennis Honholt initiated a traffic stop on 32-year old Laquientus Webb of Howard Street for no turn indicator and failure to stop.
Officer Honholt reported that after he approached Webb’s vehicle, he noticed the windows of the vehicles were rolled up and his hands were lowered to where he could not see them.
Officer Honholt says he leaned into the rear of his vehicle with the anticipation of a threat and that’s when Webb accelerated with the rear tire running over his right foot.
Webb was located at his residence a short time later at his residence, where he told police he was ready to go to jail and after he was read his Miranda rights, he admitted to officers that he put an ounce of marijuana in a garbage can.
Webb is charged with aggravated assault, driving on a revoked license and evading police and remains lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell week continues Thursday with a popular activity for Fort Campbell wives.
The tour of historic homes in Hopkinsville is exclusive to military wives and Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Coordinator Kensley McLellan gives the rundown on some of the planned activities.
Ms. McLellan says she’s already heard from several women who are excited for the annual tour.
Salute week will continue with perhaps its most popular event Frdiay—the annual chili cook-off in downtown Hopkinsville.
Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce and Christian County Cares 2015 say they are pleased to announce that a new Workforce Education Coordinator has been hired.
Lanita Ballard has been hired to take on that position with Chair of the Workforce Education Development Partnership, Todd Perry saying he looked forward to working with Ballard and that he is confident that her enthusiasm and energy will be an asset in workforce education.
Ms. Ballard received a B.S. in Mass Communication from Austin Peay State University and previously worked as a teacher, college instructor and small business owner.
Her first day of employment is Monday, September 24th.