Governor Steve Beshear was in Hopkinsville this afternoon to host a signing ceremony for House Bill 481, which was enacted into law earlier this Spring.
Governor Beshear says the legislation is a tool for law enforcement agencies to eradicate synthetic drugs in a community and will close legal loopholes that many individuals in the past have been able to use to avoid prosecution.
Representative Tilley sponsored the bill, which makes buying, selling or making synthetic drugs illegal.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster, Representative Brent Yonts and various other local officials were in attendance of the signing ceremony.
The time is nearly here for the 20th Annual Christian County Relay for Life and organizers are hoping for a big turnout.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s excited for what Friday night and early Saturday morning will hold and gives the rundown on the schedule at the Stadium of Champions.
Ms. Johnson says the relay is the grand finale of a year-long effort of fundraising in hopes of one day finding a cure for cancer.
This year’s fundraising goal is 130 thousand dollars.
The fundraising group for the local Minority Economic Development Initiative will host one of its largest fundraisers tomorrow.
The annual Movers and Shakers Tasters Luncheon will be from 11 to 1 tomorrow at the War Memorial building, as described by MEDI Director Henry Snorton.
Snorton says the Movers and Shakers have helped MEDI develop into a regional program to assist minorities and females who want to start a small business.
Tickets to the luncheon are eight dollars per person and can be purchased at the door.
Details have been released on the motorcycle wreck that injured a retired Emergency Communications Center dispatcher yesterday.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year old Danny Comperry of Hart Road, Crofton was northbound on Dawson Springs Road near the 3000 block around 5:20pm when an object fell off a pickup driven by his wife directly in front of him.
Comperry attempted to swerve to avoid the object, but lost control of his bike and turned it over. He was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for injuries to his head, hand and knee.
Comperry’s retirement from the ECC only became official this week.
An elderly Hopkinsville man was arrested on his second DUI charge in the last five years after he allegedly caused a wreck that injured a man Wednesday evening.
Kentucky State Police investigated the two-vehicle wreck at the North Main Street-Hilltop Drive intersection around 7pm.
A news release says 82-year old Paul Drury of Hopkinsville turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 56-year old James Torian of Hopkinsville and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Torian was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, while Drury was arrested and charged with DUI, driving with an open alcohol container in his vehicle and failure to maintain insurance.
Police say both men were wearing their seat belt.