One candidate who will run for re-election for sure next year is 10th District State Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville.
The Madisonville Republican made it official with the Secretary of State’s Office today. Representative Waide won his first and only term in last year’s general election.
He represents a vast majority of Hopkins County, with 15th District Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville taking care of some of the far eastern parts.
A single-vehicle wreck on Crofton-Dawson Road yesterday morning injured a Cerulean man.
The incident happened around 10:30 about three miles west of Crofton. The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 66-year old James Hardy of Clark Store Road, Cerulean was westbound when he said he fell asleep and ran off the road into several trees.
Hardy was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart for treatment of his injuries.
More details have now been released on an incident near Lafayette Wednesday night, when a man threatened to kill his girlfriend and responding police officers.
The report says the suspect allegedly assaulted 28-year old Laruie Arbaugh by grabbing her around the throat and holding a gun to her head, while saying he would kill her.
Units from the Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and Hopkinsville Police would all respond shortly before 6pm and set up a perimeter around a field after the suspect ran there on foot.
The accused had been armed with a rifle and threatened to kill any police officer who showed up, but Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Miller says police believe his weapons have been accounted for.
The suspect remains at large and is wanted on Wanton Endangerment, Terroristic Threatening and Assault Charges. Captain Miller declined to release the suspect’s name.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center has officially announced the hiring of a new Marketing Director.
Recently brought on as Marketing and Community Relations Director is James Goss, who has nearly two decades of similar experience at hospitals in Virginia and New Jersey.
Goss also has experience working for marketing consulting firms and as a radio and television news director and reporter. He is a graduate of Tulsa University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.
A domestic disturbance call led to a standoff with police near Lafayette last night, with the suspect still reportedly at-large.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to Boddie Road near Lafayette shortly after 5:30 to the report of a man armed with a rifle and threatening to harm a female at the residence and any responding officers.
The suspect had fled the home on foot by the time police arrived and he still remains at-large. We’ll have more details on this incident as they become available.