8th District Candidate Max Sturdivant, Jr. Congressman Ed Whitfield
State Senator Joey Pendleton 15th District State Rep. candidate Dr. Marshall Prunty
8th Dist. State Representative John Tilley 9th Dist. Rep Myron Dossett
3rd District State Senate candidate Whitney Westerfield
We'll have stories on all of the candidates' stump speeches on our newscasts in the coming days.
The Christian County Jail inmate who escaped from a work detail Friday afternoon has been located and will be charged with escape.
Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd says 28-year old Guy Justin Gosnell made his way to his mother’s home in Trigg County after escaping from the detail early in the afternoon. Boyd said Gosnell’s mother was bringing him back and that he will face escape charges.
Boyd says Gosnell was working at Pioneers, Incorporated when he walked away.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says he is not backing down from proposing a smoking ban within city limits.
Mayor Kemp says he plans to propose a smoke-free ordinance during the May 24th Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole meeting and is hopeful that council members will then forward the proposed ordinance to the regular council meeting on June 5th for first reading.
If approved, smoking in public places will be prohibited along with restaurants.
Mayor Kemp says there are several reasons why the proposed ordinance will help improve the well-being of residents.
Mayor Kemp says it’s the right thing to do and that the smoke-free ordinance will not have a detrimental affect on local businesses that currently allows patrons to light up.
About 40 cities in the Commonwealth have implemented a smoke-free ordinance.
A Christian County residence is destroyed following a fire this morning.
Fire-fighters from multiple departments responded to the 2307 Dogwood Kelly Road residence of Laura and Nathan Crowe with the initial call about the residential fire going out around 11:30 a.m.
The residence was reportedly fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from the West Side and Lacy Fire Departments first arrived on the scene.
According to neighbors, the family was not home at the time of the blaze, except for Laura Crowe, who managed to escape without any injuries.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that he has recovered another $1.75 million dollars on behalf of the state’s Medicaid program as a result of a settlement involving the negligence of a pharmaceutical company.
The lawsuits, which were filed by the Office of the Attorney General alleges that Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. along with several other drug companies, published inflated and deceptive prices for their drugs, compared to the actual prices they charged their customers.
Since January 2008, The Office of the Attorney General has collected over $230 million dollars for the state and federal Medicaid programs.
Attorney General Jack Conway says this is the latest in a number of settlements in so-called average wholesale price lawsuits filed by his office against 47 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country.
To report allegations of Medicaid fraud, contact the Attorney General’s Tip line at 1-877-228-7384.