The unemployment rate fell in eight of the nine Pennyrile Counties last month, following a statewide trend.
The jobless rate in Christian County for September was 11-percent, down a half percent from August. Todd County’s jobless rate fell a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2-percent, Hopkins County fell three tenths to 6.9, Caldwell had the lowest rate in the Pennyrile at 6.6 and Muhlenberg fell eight tenths to 8.4 percent.
Trigg was the lone county to not experience in the unemployment rate, as it remained at 8.9 percent. The jobless rate was down in all nine counties from one year ago, including down nine tenths of a percentage point in Christian.
Kentucky’s highest unemployment rate was in Fulton County at 16.7 percent, which was the same as last month. Woodford County had the Commonwealth’s lowest jobless rate at 5.3 percent, with Union County second at 5.9 percent—which was down 2.3 percent from a year ago.
The Rotary Club of Elkton is asking for the community’s support in funding a relatively new program designed to assist students who want to earn college credit while still in high school.
The “Dual Advantage” program gives scholarships to students at Todd County Central who want to earn college and high school credits at the same time through dual admission. Public Relations Chair Glenn Slack says over 20-thousand dollars was raised last year, and 17-thousand has been raised so far this year—though that’s far short of the 50-thousand dollar goal.
Slack says the program is certainly a worthy use of money.
Slack says requests for the scholarships have increased and that’s a trend he expects to continue.
Anyone willing to give toward the program can mail their check to the Elkton Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Elkton, Ky. 42220.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Fort Campbell Boulevard business last night that happened after closing time.
Sgt. Mike Marszalek says three black males held up employees of Cancun Mexican Restaurant at gunpoint around 10:25 and got away with cash and other property.
The incident remains under investigation and Sgt. Marszalek says no arrests had been made as of about 6am. No one was injured in the incident.
The two men murdered at a Halloween party Saturday morning in Montgomery County have been identified and suspects have been arrested.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Shakar Donte Drones of Clarksville is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and was being held on a $2 million bond.
Also arrested were 18-year old Harold Mosquera, 22-year old Syonee Moore, 21-year old Andre Nathaniel Adams and 19-year old Courtney Nathaniel Hardiman. They are charged with being accessories after the incident. Their bonds are set at 50-thousand dollars each.
The victims have been identified as 20-year old Jecarvin Brown and 21-year old Jason Lee Rose of Clarksville.
The two men were shot and killed during an altercation at a party on High Point Road, which is just outside of Clarksville near the Cumberland River. Police say as many as 500 people showed up for the party at a cabin that was rented for the occasion.
A complaint of loud noise coming from a Charlie Court apartment resulted in a drug trafficking arrest early yesterday morning.
Hopkinsville Police responded to 102 Charlie Court just before 2am and talked to 25-year old Michael Brandon Clark of Hopkinsville. Through the investigation, officers allegedly found several individually bagged packages of marijuana and a large sum of cash in Clark’s possession.
In addition to the trafficking in marijuana charge, Clark was also served with a warrant for escape and failure to pay child support. The warrant says Clark had been furloughed from the Christian County Jail on September 13th. He was to return by 9am on the 24th or pay 194 dollars.
Police say he did neither and has accumulated over 4-thousand dollars in back child support.