Prior to Christian Fiscal Court, a public meeting was held concerning a proposed tax incentive for the developers of the Oak Grove Village.
County officials are considering joining the state and city of Oak Grove in offering a tax increment financing plan to the developers of the multi-million dollar proposed development.
The proposal would refund 80 percent of increased property tax revenue that would have went to the county back to the developer to help fund infrastructure for the next 20 years.
County officials say if the multi-million dollar project were to somehow fall through, the county would not be out any money and would still receive taxes on the land at its current rate as mostly agriculture territory.
Even though no one attended the meeting, Judge Executive Steve Tribble says the meeting is a requirement for the measure to eventually receive a final vote.
Christian County Fiscal Court conducted a short, but productive meeting this morning with magistrates approving several house keeping measures.
Magistrates unanimously approved to renew a contract for dead stock removal.
Christian County Mike Foster explained details of the contract.
Jeffers Bend Botanical Garden received some much needed love and attention, thanks to the hard work of several members with the Second Baptist Church Association.
Despite the hot sun beating down on their necks, the volunteers spent all monday sprucing up Jeffers Bend.
Chuck Poe says a lot was accomplished during the day and was glad his organization was able to help improve the local environmental center.
It’s been over a decade since the War on Terrorism first began and during that time, war-fighting has changed tremendously from allowing women to fight closer to the front lines to training up the Afghan National Army to defend themselves against terrorist networks, like the Taliban.
Over the past month, Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which includes the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, has been undergoing rigorous training at Fort Polk, Louisiana in preparation to their upcoming 9-month rotation to Afghanistan.
The training the soldiers have received is all encompassing and would not be as authentic as possible, if it wasn’t for Afghans willing to teach soldiers.
Afghan interpreter, Hazmat Kahn says it is important to him to teach coalition forces how to interact with tribal leaders.
Kahn says after coalition forces have built relationships with tribal leaders, the task in improving Afghanistan and ridding the area of terrorists will be a lot easier.
An ethics complaint has been filed against the City of Hopkinsville, specifically Mayor Dan Kemp.
Matthew Scott Milutin of Yoakum Circle on Monday filed several complaints for violations of the City of Hopkinsville Code of Ethics against Mayor Dan Kemp in his elected capacity and employment as Mayor.
Milutin claims Mayor Kemp has repeatedly failed in his fiduciary obligations to ensure that all statements made by himself, city employees were truthful, respectful and factually accurate at all times.
Milutin claims Mayor Kemp has willfully, knowingly and intentionally conducted unethical acts and actions to sustain the legally questionable contractual relationship between the city, the Hopkinsville Police Department and Leadsonline, LLC.
Milutin writes that Mayor Kemp has directly aided and abetted one or more employees of Hopkinsville Police to conduct daily disclosures and conversions of ownership of confidential information to Leadsonline, LLC whereby individual consumers and citizens are subjected to the arbitrary and warrantless searches by law enforcement agencies.
In his complaint, Milutin is asking the Code of Ethics Board to investigate the conduct of Mayor Kemp and for the board to make an informed decision based on facts.
We’ll have more details about the formal complaint during our noon news cast today.