Elkton City Council approved final reading of its property tax ordinance Monday night, which slightly decreases the rate from last year.
Council members unanimously approved a rate of 24.7 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, which is one tenth of a cent less than last year’s number. City Clerk and Treasurer Laura Brock explained why taking the compensating rate meant a decrease on some tax bills and an increase in revenue.
A Clarksville man is accused of holding a knife to a teen’s throat Saturday night.
Clarksville Police say around 10:30 p.m. officers responded to a call in reference to an aggravated assault that took place outside of a business in the 600 block of North Riverside Drive.
Through the course of investigation, police say a 15-year old heard sounds of a fight outside of the business and went over to see what was happening and as he walked towards the area of the fight, he was approached by a man, identified as 26-year old Michael Powers of Merritt Lewis Lane, who grabbed the teen by the shirt, pulled out a knife and held it up to his throat.
Witnesses were able to subdue Powers until police arrived at the scene.
Powers was charged with aggravated assault and remains lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on a $25-thousand dollar bond.
Tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of a tragic time in U.S. history
All across the nation tomorrow, citizens will be holding ceremonies to honor the fallen firefighters and victims of the 9-11 tragedies.
The 101st Airborne Division will be conducting a remembrance ceremony at 4 p.m. at the division’s headquarters.
Then at 6 p.m. Clarksville Fire & Rescue will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Main Fire Station located at 802 Main Street.
Several Clarksville City Council members along with members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will also place 603 American Flags out at Patriot Park, which will represent the 603 fallen soldiers from Fort Campbell since 9/11/2001.
Several remembrance ceremonies will also take place in Kentucky and in Hopkinsville tomorrow morning.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police reveals that 10 people died in 10 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Tuesday, September 4th through Sunday.
State Police say seven of the victims were traveling in passenger vehicles and that six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
One single fatality crash occurred in each of the following counties: Adair, Christian, Clay, Hardin, Logan, McCracken and Spencer with State Police saying the crashes in Adair County and Clay Counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State police say two fatalities were the result of motorcycle wrecks and took place in Carter and Warren Counties with police also reporting that a pedestrian was killed in Pike County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 498 people have died on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is the same as reported for this time period last year.
Kentucky State Police in the Post-2 Madisonville District is now accepting applications for the 2012 Citizens Police Academy.
Anyone 18 years of age or older living within the Post 2 District area are eligible to apply.
State Police say the 10-week academy will take place October 17th and conclude December 19th and will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Students will learn about the many facets of KSP including patrol, criminal and drug investigations and will also take part in simulated traffic stops and evidence collection.
The academy will be held at the Madisonville Community College and interested applicants are encouraged to call 270-676-3313 for more information.