U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green says he isn’t very optimistic there will be a compromise to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff.
Senator Paul says allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on anyone is counter-productive in the current economy.
The Senator says the government is wasting money in far too many places for there to even be any discussion of raising taxes on anyone at this point.
Senator Paul believes President Obama would enjoy coming back to Washington in January wanting to “lower taxes” if no deal is reached and that may be why the country is headed toward the fiscal cliff with little hope of compromise.
A two-vehicle wreck on North Main Street Tuesday morning injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 25-year old Jillian Wakefield of Hopkinsville was northbound in the right lane around 7:30am. Attempting to make a left turn across the northbound lanes was 54-year old Ronnie Duke of Crofton.
Duke told police he never saw Ms. Wakefield coming, while Ms. Wakefield said she tried to stop but didn’t have time. Duke went uninjured, while Ms. Wakefield was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
There will be lane restrictions on the Lake Barkley/Cumberland River Bridge in Canton today, as crews work to repair navigational lights.
A news release from the Highway Department says Trigg County dispatch received a call saying the lights were out yesterday. The outage was immediately reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Center in Louisville for broadcast to commercial tow boats in the area.
An electrical crew will be at the bridge today to look at the lights and to make the repairs as soon as possible. Motorists traveling the bridge should be prepared to encounter restrictions such as alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
Approximately 3,800 vehicles cross the bridge on an average day.
Hopkinsville Police have released more details concerning Tuesday morning’s robbery at Cash Express on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Casietta Maypray told police that two unknown black males entered the business and started to drag two employees around by their hair. Police say during the process, a wallet and keys to open the safe were taken from one the victims.
The two suspects managed to open the safe and made off with an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene. The robbery took place just before 10am at the 2514 Fort Campbell Boulevard business. Police say they are following up on all leads and that the two employees were not injured during the incident.