U.S. Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell took to the senate floor today to honor Kentucky Veterans who have served our country with honor and distinction.
Senator McConnell was quoted as saying in Kentucky, we have a proud and honorable military history, as home to both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, with thousands of soldiers and their families.
McConnell added we should express our thanks and our gratitude to those who are still with us and we must honor in our memories those who did not return home.
About 335,000 veterans reside in the Commonwealth.
One person was killed in a fatal motorcycle wreck in Trigg County this morning.
Few details are known, but the incident happened on Wallonia Road in Trigg County around 11:30. We’ll have more information on the incident as it becomes available.
The annual Hopkinsville Veterans Honor Parade is set for tomorrow morning downtown along the usual route.
Mayor Dan Kemp says the parade will begin at 10am at the War Memorial Building and will conclude at the Christian County Justice Center with a brief ceremony.
The mayor says the parade and ceremonies reinforce the community’s support of veterans and appreciation for their sacrifices.
VFW Post 1913 will be holding a separate ceremony following the parade at the post next to Kroger. World War II veteran Ernest Goode will be the featured speaker at that event. Mr. Goode flew over 30 missions over Germany during the second world war.
What was supposed to be a gesture of appreciation to the men and women of the military turned into trouble this morning when traffic congestion stopped traffic on major roadways.
“Tank Full of Love” was providing free gasoline to active duty military at the Oak Grove Pilots and the Flying J beginning at 8 this morning, but traffic had backed up onto I-24 and down For Campbell Boulevard into the parking lot of businesses by 8:30.
Kentucky 115 was at a standstill as well and Oak Grove Police stopped the program by 8:45. Kentucky State Police were assisting Oak Grove Police in trying to manage the traffic to allow the program to continue, but it couldn’t be done to sufficiently keep roadways safe for motorists.
Several agencies in Todd County are combining forces to host a forum later this month to address health issues in the community.
Nena Francies of the Todd School District and Shelbie Stokes of the Todd County Health Department appeared at this morning’s Fiscal Court meeting, where Ms. Francies gave the rundown on what the Todd County Community Assessment Forum will be about.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at the forum that’s scheduled for 9 until 1 O’clock on November 30th. Ms. Stokes says all different types of agencies, organizations and churches have been invited to participate and they are hoping for significant community involvement.
Todd Fiscal Court agreed to move its meeting that morning up an hour to allow magistrates time to attend. In other action, court gave Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield authority to start accepting applications from non-profit and school organizations next week to remove litter from the side of roadways in exchange for 40 dollars per mile.
Court will meet again Friday, November 30th at 8am.