Elizabeth McCoy speaks while Gov. Beshear (to her right) looks on.
Governor Steve Beshear was in Hopkinsville this afternoon to announce the expansion of a current industry, though it will not immediately create new jobs.
Plymouth Tube Company is investing 12.1 million dollars into its 130,000 square foot Hopkinsville plant, allowing it to meet customer demand and retain its existing 93 employees.
Governor Beshear said maintaining current job creating industries is crucial to helping Kentucky make it through these tough economic times.
The Governor praised Plymouth Tube president Donald Van Pelt for sticking with Hopkinsville and western Kentucky.
Van Pelt thanked the Governor and State Representatives John Tilley and Myron Dossett for economic incentives provided by the state, saying the expansion would have not been possible without them.
Plymouth Tube makes several different types of parts for the aerospace, defense, energy and commercial sectors and has been in Hopkinsville since 1980.
State police have released the name of the man who was shot by a state trooper in self-defense on Rosetown Road Saturday night.
A news release from KSP identifies the man who was shot while allegedly attempting to run over State Trooper James McArthur with his automobile while the trooper was on foot as 29-year old Michael Burgess of Oak Grove.
The chase began on Beeker Road after the report of a suspicious vehicle; shots were fired in the Rosetown Road incident and Burgess was finally taken into custody on Arthur Henderson Road in Todd County.
Burgess remains in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Tennessee authorities continue to guard him according to KSP.
A Hopkinsville woman was reportedly arrested Friday for driving impaired for the second time.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 48-year old Tammy L. Jones of 206 West 15th Street for DUI.
According to deputies, Jones admitted to drinking alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.
She was booked into the Christian County Jail on Friday and was released from jail on a $773 cash only bond.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an alleged case of child sex abuse.
The victim is reportedly a 10-year old female and Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies say the child was allegedly molested by a family member for several weeks at their Binns Mill Road residence.
According to the victim’s mother, the suspect allegedly admitted to the wrong doing.
A suspect description was not provided in the report but, deputies say the family member will likely be charged with 1st degree sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12-years old.
Governor Steve Beshear will be in Hopkinsville this afternoon for an economic development announcement.
Beshear will make the announcement at 1 p.m. at the James E. Bruce Convention Center and will be joined by the Hopkinsville Christian County Economic Development Council and local officials.
Whop News will be there for the announcement and will have more details during the 5 p.m. news cast.