Congressman Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville says President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation is filled with tax increases.
Speaking on the House floor in support of repealing the controversial bill, Congressman Whitfield said members of Congress didn’t have time to read the legislation before a vote under the leadership of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Congressman Whitfield says there are well over a dozen different ways of raising taxes in the lengthy bill, something the Supreme Court noted when it upheld it as constitutional.
It’s not likely the Democrat-controlled Senate would vote to overturn the bill and it’s nearly certain the President would veto a repeal if it ever made it to his desk.
There are more neighborhood watch groups organizing and re-organizing in Christian County this summer.
Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Regional Operations Officer Frank Brown recently gave a report on groups in Christian County and said the Pembroke Neighborhood Watch is working toward re-energizing.
In what would be a whole new organization, Brown says work is ongoing in Gracey to start a neighborhood watch.
Brown also reported the Kelly community’s neighborhood watch group is still active and performing well. Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller has been instrumental in training groups in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties on what kind of suspicious activity to be on the lookout for and how to best report it.
A Cadiz man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly hit his wife in the face while she held his baby.
The police report says 23-year old William Brown of 70 Wharton Road is charged with fourth degree assault, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. Brown and his wife were reportedly in an argument when he hit her in the mouth. Police say she was holding their infant.
Brown refused to come out of the home and attempted to get away from officers as he was being taken to the police SUV. Once inside, he allegedly kicked the window and damaged a window seal.
Brown was arrested on domestic assault charges for a seperate incident on June 13th. He was released on bail on the same day of his arrest both times.
A Herndon church has become the victim of thieves for the second time this summer.
The air conditioner was stolen from New Asia Baptist Church on Darnell Road in the last couple of weeks and someone removed the plywood from where it had been last week to get inside.
The perpetrator took the church’s refrigerator and got away. Jerris Coleman of the church said it looked like the thief may have also stolen some cleaning supplies.