Congressman Ed Whitfield says he is concerned about rising gasoline prices that’s affecting all Americans.
According to Congressman Ed Whitfield, gas prices have steadily increased over the years and reported that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Kentucky is $3.66 compared to $3.47 last year.
Furthermore, Congressman Whitfield claims when President Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2009, the average price of gas across the nation was about $1.80 per gallon and in three years under President Obama’s administration, the average gas price went up almost $2.00 per gallon.
Whitfield says he’s concerned that rising gas prices will have a direct impact on food and groceries and that the pocketbooks of most Americans have suffered enough due to the economy.
Congressman Whitfield, who is also the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power recently held a hearing to discuss the issue of rising gas prices and what could be done to lower prices.
Whitfield also stated that if citizens wanted to see reduced gas prices, economic growth, job growth and a stronger national security, President Obama needed to support an all-of the-above energy plan, which would allow advancing domestic oil production in places like Alaska and off the coasts.
Attorney General Jack Conway is asking officials in local communities damaged by recent severe weather to use his Disaster Fraud Task Force and Contractor Registration program to prevent storm victims to fall prey to fly-by-night contractors.
Conway was quoted as saying the program was established to alert residents about possible scams and he says crimes against disaster victims will not be tolerated in the state.
The Disaster Fraud Task Force reportedly assists communities by creating a contractor registration program to prevent fraudulent contracting.
According to Attorney General Jack Conway, the program also prevents fraudulent contracting by requiring contractors to provide information about their company and display registration certificates at work sites.
Area residents are urged to report suspicious contractors or price gouging by calling the Attorney General’s Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-855-450-5645.
Law enforcement officials in Christian County continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a Fort Campbell soldier that took place last month.
Officials are reportedly still waiting for lab results for multiple pieces of items that were collected at the murder scene and other locations.
During a recent preliminary hearing, a Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in the case testified in court that blood splatter was found inside the vehicle driven by 25-year old Jessie Goslyn, the wife of 28-year old Vincent Goslyn who was reportedly gunned down on Fidelio Road on the night of February 3rd by Jessie Goslyn’s alleged accomplice, 24-year old Jarred Tabor Long of Colorado.
In chilling detail, the sheriff’s deputy also testified that Jessie Goslyn and Jarred Long were in a romantic relationship and met at a Clarksville hotel to create a plot to harm Goslyn’s husband, who was already seeking treatment for injuries he sustained while he was deployed in combat.
Meanwhile, during the same preliminary hearing, another deputy stated on the night of murder Jessie Goslyn remained emotionless.
Jessie Goslyn and Jarred Long are both charged with murder and remain lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Christian County Public School system is encouraging residents to take an online survey to choose their top five criteria that they believe is most important when selecting a new superintendent.
All participants in the survey will remain anonymous and the survey will be open through May 10th, according to a news release. The results of the survey will be compiled and reviewed by the School Board and the Superintendent Screening Committee.
The survey can be found here.
The Housing Authority of Hopkinsville has announced it will soon be accepting applications again for its Section 8 housing program waiting list.
A news release says applications can be submitted online at housingah.org between April 2nd and May 14th. A computer will be available for use in the lobby of the Housing Authority’s main office on North Elm Street from 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday and residents can apply in person off of the computer Wednesdays only from 9 until 11am and 2 to 4pm.
Once again, the application process for Section 8 housing will re-open April 2nd through May 14th.