A judge in Graves County has sent ten Amish men to jail for refusing to follow a state law that says their horse-drawn buggies must be equipped with bright orange reflective signs.
The sentences handed down Thursday range from three to 13 days, plus fines. The men say they won't pay. They say the issue of reflective signs is also an issue of faith.
The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to take up the issue later on this year.
If famed civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King jr. was alive today, he would be proud to know his trials and tribulations to bring about equality for all Americans were not done in vain.
Hundreds of people filled the pews at Durrett Avenue Baptist church this morning in Hopkinsville to honor King, a man who changed a nation through peaceful protests.
Today’s message was delivered by reverend Darvin Adams of Hopkinsville, who spoke highly of the late civil rights leader.
According to Adams, Martin Luther King jr. was a modern day Moses, whose life’s mission was to unite the nation.
Martin Luther King jr. was fatally shot in Memphis in 1968, just when the civil rights movement was at its peak and officials at today’s ceremony say its important to remember the past and to keep his dream alive.
Two arrests have been made in connection with Sunday morning’s stabbing incident on Foxfield Road.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened around 2:25 in the front yard of 586 Foxfield.
Officers say 21-year old Brittney Keim and 21-year old Chelsey Walker—both of Hopkinsville—got into a fight for an unlisted reason and used some type of sharp weapon on each other.
Keim allegedly stabbed the back of Walker’s left hand, leaving her at least temporarily unable to move her left pinky finger. Walker allegedly cut Keim under her right armpit.
Walker was taken to Jennie Stuart and treated for her wound, while Keim was taken directly to the Christian County Jail and charged with 1st Degree Assault. Walker was later arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says he will likely propose some type of no-smoking in public places ordinances at the March meeting of the Hopkinsville City Council Committee of the Whole.
Appearing on the Early Bird Show Friday, Mayor Kemp said the issue is part of the community’s health initiative and said dozens of other Kentucky cities have already passed no-smoking ordinances.
The mayor said industrial prospects have inquired about Hopkinsville’s smoking laws in the past and he believes it’s time to act now.
If Mayor Kemp sticks to the March timetable, that committee meeting would be March 22nd in Council Chambers. The mayor also mentioned the Rails to Trails project and better sidewalks as important parts of the health initiative.
A Greenville doctor is being charged with attempted murder.
Investigators say 42-year old Kristy Garrett shot her husband David Chappell at a Nashville hotel. They believe the couple had been out drinking beforehand.
Chappell is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is expected to recover. Garrett has been charged with attempted criminal homicide.