Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials want to remind motorists to watch out for deer while driving on Kentucky highways this fall.
Officials say Deer movement peaks in late October through early December and drivers are urged to be on the lookout for deer crossing roads, especially at dusk and dawn, when deer are feeding.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says the presence of yellow deer crossing signs should alert motorists that may encounter deer on the roadways.
Last year, there were three human fatalities as a result of collisions between deer and vehicles, according to Kentucky State Police and on average, about 400 deer versus vehicle crashes occur in October, about 800 in November and about 300 in December.
A state official knowledgeable in work force statistics was the guest speaker for this month’s Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meeting.
Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner, Beth Brinly shared the vision plan of the state workforce investment system.
Ms. Brinly spoke about the state-wide workforce vision, some of the key initiatives and resources that will be implemented across the state and devoted much of her speech on the importance of partnerships between area agencies.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that six people died in six separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, October 1st through Sunday.
State Police say single fatality motor vehicles crashes occurred in Leslie, Monroe and Robertson Counties with two of the victims not wearing seat belts and one of the wrecks involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Two fatalities were the result of two ATV wrecks in Pike County and a pedestrian was struck and killed in Jefferson County.
State Police say there were no fatalities reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 550 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is five fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as Cyber Security Awareness month.
Governor Beshear is encouraging citizens to make sure they take necessary precautions while online.
The governor was quoted as saying that the Internet is useful, but that citizens must remain aware of the potential threats and that Kentucky officials must provide infrastructure security while maintaining access for state agencies, local partners and citizens.
Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet and interim Chief Information Officer Lori Flanery added that maintaining a system’s integrity is the number one challenge for organizations and that it was important to invest in security programs, training and awareness at all levels of an organization.
A date has been set for a public meeting in Hopkinsville regarding a possible change in area code.
A news release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission says the local meeting will be Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium.
Officials will discuss the options and process for the creation of a new area code for all of or a portion of western Kentucky. The change could apply to all numbers in areas Christian County and west—or could only apply to all new numbers registered in the current 270 area code.
The second option would require every phone call to be a 10-digit affair. The proposed new area code is 364—which spells out “dog” on your keypad. It would take effect sometime before 2014, if approved.