Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp says she will seek a third term in this year's election.
Mayor Camp says the city is working on major projects she wants to see get done while she is still in office.
The Mayor says there are some tough times, but she mostly enjoys her duties and working with the public.
The mayoral race is non-partisan in Elkton and no other candidates have formally announced an intention to run.
It appears there will be no statewide public smoking ban passed by the Kentucky General Assembly this session, as local lawmakers say there was not enough support to get it passed this time around.
State Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville says some members were tentative about going forward with the legislation not knowing if there would be enough support to pass it in the House, or if the Senate would even take the bill up for a vote.
Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville says he remains conflicted about the smoking ban, but the hesitance he has is centered around property owner rights.
While the bill is dead this year, it will almost certainly resurface again in 2015.
LATHAM FUNERAL HOME AND SOMETHING SPECIAL HAD DUCK DYNASTY THEMED BOOTHS
Elected officials, those hoping to become elected, local businesses and others gathered at Todd County Middle School Saturday night to raise money for a good cause.
Todd County Relay for Life’s second annual chili cookoff drew a good crowd and featured about a dozen different chilis—some very hot, some on the milder side and one or two with a taste of sugar.
Tami Sears and Carolyn Farmer are the co-chairs of this year’s Todd County Relay and Ms. Farmer says most loyal Relay supporters have been touched by cancer in some way.
Finding a cure for cancer is certainly personal for Farmer, as she lost her son Jeff to the disease in 2007.
The Elkton woman flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following an accident on Russellville Road in Hopkinsville Friday afternoon has been allowed to go home.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center says Betty Sydner of Elkton was treated for her injuries and released Friday. As previously reported, Hopkinsville Police said Ms. Sydner fell asleep at the wheel near the Bypass intersection around 3 o’clock and ran off the road.
Sydner’s SUV overturned, ejecting her to the ground.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s response to last Sunday night and Monday morning’s winter storm has been widely criticized in Christian County and four local state lawmakers discussed the topic on this week’s Legislative Update program.
In particular, criticism came from the stark difference in road conditions on highways such as U.S. 68-80 and U.S. 41, where the pavement was clear in Trigg and Todd counties and still snow-covered in Christian through part of Wednesday.
There were 15 wrecks on Interstate 24 in Christian County Wednesday night, while the same highway was in mostly good condition in Trigg and Montgomery counties. The Highway Department sent several trucks in from adjoining counties to address Christian County’s issues and had the roads in much better condition by Wednesday afternoon.
Eighth District Representative John Tilley represents parts of Christian and Trigg counties and says it’s time to regroup and figure out what exactly went wrong.