Hopkinsville City Council is expected to discuss and vote on a controversial ordinance that stirs up the age-old debate about personal freedom and the overall health of the general public during tomorrow night's council meeting.
Council members will be deciding on whether or not to approve the first reading of Mayor Dan Kemp’s proposed smoking ban ordinance that was amended to exclude bars and liquor stores.
Ward 12 Councilman Phillip Brooks explains why he is concerned about the proposed ordinance.
Councilman Brooks explains why fellow council members decided to exempt bars and liquor stores.
Mayor Dan Kemp says the proposed ordinance is meant to promote healthy living and that studies have shown that second-hand smoke is detrimental to a person’s health.
The Hopkinsville Police Department has turned to a popular social networking site to notify the public.
Hopkinsville Police has created a Facebook page and Public Information Officer Paul Ray says it’s just another tool the department is using to connect and inform the public.
Officer Ray says the page features public service announcements and traffic laws.
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday night on the Pennyrile Parkway, about one mile north of Mortons Gap.
State Police say around 8 p.m. preliminary investigation revealed that 37-year old Christopher R. Hause of Decatur, Illinois was driving a freightliner tractor-trailer northbound on the parkway when his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway, causing it to travel behind a guardrail and into a ditch where it hit an earth embankment.
Mr. Hause was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.
KSP say Hause was the only person in vehicle and was wearing his seat belt at the time of the wreck.
It won’t create any new jobs in Hopkinsville, but just over 400 jobs will be retained thanks in part to a 10-million dollar expansion at a local factory.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined other local and state officials at T-Rad on Frank Yost Lane this morning for the ground-breaking ceremony.
T-Rad Human Resources General Manager Phil Dunn was among three company officials who spoke and explained what will soon be happening at the industry formerly known as Copar.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson praised local industrial development officials and elected office holders for making the area more industry-friendly and said the state did its part in the expansion by approving a couple million dollars in incentives.
T-Rad manufactures all different types of metal radiators, mainly used on motor vehicles. The plant expanding on Frank Yost Lane has been in place since 1999. Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble spoke at the ceremony, with Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones also in attendance.
A tractor-trailer versus motorcycle wreck at Russellville Road and the Bypass this morning injured the biker.
The incident happened around 8am, with initial reports indicating the semi and motorcycle collided in the intersection. Few other details are available, but the male motorcycle rider was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
We’ll have more details on this incident as they become available. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is completing the report on the wreck.