Some of Kentucky’s most well-known politicians say they won’t be there, but a big crowd is still expected at this year’s Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County this weekend.
Fancy Farm is annually Kentucky’s largest political rally and it’s held at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Picnic Chairman Todd Hayden says the absence of people like Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Senator Rand Paul won’t hurt attendance as much as some might think.
Haden says the church pulls in about 220 to 240-thousand dollars each year, but they only net about half that amount.
Those who confirmed they will be here include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is not up for re-election this year.
A young woman from Tennessee was injured in a rear-end collision leaving Wal-Mart yesterday morning.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 23-year old Joshua Rich was stopped on Clinic Drive around 7:30 waiting to turn left on Fort Campbell Boulevard when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by 46-year old Dolly Chester of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Chester was leaving Starbucks and said she thought she was hitting her brakes to stop, but continued into Rich’s vehicle.
Taken to a doctor by private vehicle for neck pain was 20-year old Jacklyn Rich of Springfield, who was a passenger in the front car.
A single vehicle wreck in Calloway County yesterday morning injured the driver.
Kentucky State Police say a woman only identified as 45-year old Pamela Bowden Cline was southbound on Butterworth Road just before 2:30 when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the road and hit a culvert.
The vehicle went airborne and overturned, skidding on its top before finally coming to rest in the road. Ms. Cline was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.
Criminals who use the internet for illegal purposes will no longer be able to hide their identities, especially after two local officers received federal training to target those criminals.
Detectives Bert Finley and Scott Raup attended computer forensic training at the federal law enforcement training center in Glynco, Georgia.
Hopkinsville Police say the three-week long training consisted of digital evidence analysis and seized computer evidence recovery with the course designed to teach law enforcement representatives how to navigate through the two most commonly used computer forensic suites in the united states and fundamental forensic techniques to analyze electronic data from desktop computer systems.
Hopkinsville Police say with this training, it’s the department’s goal to one day have its own forensic lab in the near future.
A very popular rock musician is expected to headline an event in Christian County aimed at giving back to local soldiers and their families for their service and sacrifice in defending our nation.
Uncle Kracker is scheduled to perform live at the Vice on September 15th as part of Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. with the concert to begin at 7 p.m. with residents encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets early to get great seats for the concert.
The concert is made possible through the partnership between the Oak Grove Tourism Commission and the Christian County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee.