Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 16th through Sunday.
State Police say four of the fatalities involved motorcycle crashes and all four victims not wearing a helmet.
Police say single-fatality crashes occurred in Clark, Fayette, Floyd, Knox, Marion and Marshall Counties and none were reported in Christian, Trigg or Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 414 people have died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 34 more than what was reported for the same time period last year.
State Police say of the 331 motor vehicle fatalities, 186 victims were not wearing seat belts and of the 47 motorcycle fatalities, 26 were not wearing a helmet.
KSP also reports that thirty-one pedestrians, one bicycle rider and one moped/scooter rider have been killed and a total of 69 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
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.