Hopkinsville City Council tonight passed a municipal order that will pave the way for a local industry to begin its proposed multi-million dollar expansion project and also approved the first reading of an ordinance that will require local pawnbrokers and precious metals and gems dealers to electronically report their business transaction to Hopkinsville Police.
Mayor Dan Kemp says he is thrilled that Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to expand operations, which he says will create several jobs and spoke about the council’s action tonight that will help the proposed plans to move forward.
Council members also unanimously approved the second of reading three ordinances to adopt post-construction water quality standards, establish a no parking zone on East 10th Street and to authorize flasher lights to be installed on Koffman Drive.
Council members Don Ahart, Charlie Henderson and Ann Cherry were absent from tonight’s city council meeting.
A Paducah woman is now behind bars for allegedly forging prescription medication.
Kentucky State Police say 29-year old, Jennifer Laird was arrested after state police received a complaint in September of a possible forge prescription.
After a month long investigation, Laird was indicted by the McCracken County Grand Jury earlier this month.
Laird is charged with six counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument first offense, which is considered to be a Class D felony in Kentucky.
The Paducah native was arrested in Mayfield and remains lodged in the Graves County Jail under a $2,500 bond.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that five people died in five separate wrecks on Kentucky roadway from Monday, November 12th through Sunday.
State Police reported single fatality motor vehicles crashes occurred in Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson and Warren Counties with the victim in Nelson County not wearing a seat belt and the crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say there were no fatal wreck in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Muhlenberg Counties during this time frame.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 641 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is eight fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.
Officials with the American Red Cross are urging citizens across the nation to donate blood this holiday season.
Officials say with holiday shopping stressful, picking out the perfect gift may not have to be that hard.
The American Red Cross is asking donors to Give Something That Means Something This Season and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
Individuals are encouraged to donate blood or platelets through Monday, December 31st for the chance to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.
The Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in about 60 hospitals with about 600 people needed to donate blood or platelets each week to meet hospital demands.
Officials with The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County have announced that the museum and gift store will be open for business Friday and Saturday.
The hours of operations for those two days will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to allow residents to take advantage of special discounts of up to 50 percent off on items of local interest in the museum’s gift shop.
Officials also urge residents to find great gifts and stocking stuffers while supporting small businesses like the museum by shopping local.
The Museum will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For more information, contact museum staffers at 270 887-4270.