There will be a congressional election in Kentucky’s First District, as a Henderson Doctor has filed the necessary paperwork to run.
Seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress is Doctor James Buckmaster of Henderson, who ran an unsuccessful Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate in 2010—when Attorney Jack Conway eventually got the nomination.
Doctor Buckmaster came to Hopkinsville during that campaign and touted himself as a conservative Democrat who is pro-life, pro-gun and anti-gay marriage.
Buckmaster has no opponent for the primary at this point, though the filing deadline for Congress very well could be pushed back due to re-districting issues.
He would face incumbent Republican Ed Whitield, should he get the nomination.
A Clarksville man was arrested Sunday morning on assault charges after an hours-long standoff with police.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 33-year old Jeremy Joe Brundige is accused of choking his 43-year old girlfriend at a Melrose Drive resident. He also allegedly banged her head against the wall and put a gun to her head.
The victim was eventually able to escape Brundige and called police. When officers arrived, Brudige had already fled the scene to his Southwood Ct. residence and a standoff ensued and lasted until 8am when a crisis negotiating team convinced him to surrender.
Brudige was arrested without incident and charged with aggravated domestic assault.
A Hopkinsville agriculture business mainstay sustained significant damage in a fire late last night.
The call went out at 11:03 when a Hopkinsville Police Officer noticed smoke coming from Kentucky American Seed at 205 Means Avenue.
Crews from multiple Hopkinsville Fire Department sub-stations responded and prevented the blaze from completely destroying the building, though damage from the flames, smoke and water inside was significant.
Police say the initial thought was the fire started with an unattended space heater, though the fire department continues to investigate the exact cause. No one was at the facility at the time and no one was injured in the incident.
State officials say its hard to determine the negative impact the collapse of Eggner’s Ferry Bridge will have for local economies.
One thing is for certain, immediately following the collapse of the decades old bridge,
Murray State University’s internet service went down.
Assistant Professor of Management, Doctor Heath Keller says as a result of the collapse the university’s primary internet service was cut off.
Meanwhile, Doctor Keller says he following the bridge’s collapse he was still able to accomplish his work duties.
As previously reported, sections of the decades old bridge collapsed after an ocean going vessel that was carrying cargo for NASA slammed into the bridge late Friday night and caused extensive damages to the bridge’s structure. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed as a result of the collision.
Officials with the Transportation Cabinet are now afraid the cargo vessel that struck the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge may have dislodged a pier holding the structure up.
A news release says divers were to place sensors on a pier of the bridge to determine how badly it was damaged and to determine if it is still moving.
Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock says he has to know for certain if the pier shifted and if so, if it is still shifting. He says that will have a major impact on how the cabinet goes forward when deciding how best to resume traffic flow in some manner, if possible.
Officials said at a Friday news conference that it wasn’t likely a “patch job” could be done to the bridge because the missing section is 322 feet long—far longer than any bridge insert that could be brought in.
A ferry has also been suggested, but that would only transport an estimated 500 cars per 24 hours, while over 2,600 traveled the bridge on an average day.
The project is in the state’s road plan and is funded from next year through 2015, though the state has committed to speeding up the process as much as possible.