Hot and humid weather didn’t hinder hundreds of people from attending the annual Heart of Trenton Main Street Festival Saturday morning and afternoon, with everyone involved calling it a success.
Food booths, yard sale booths and other vendors lined Main Street in Trenton and several homeowners in and around Trenton took advantage of the occasion to have their own yard sale. It is perhaps the biggest day on the calendar for Trenton businesses, including Trenton Clayworks, where co-owner Ashley Scriven said the event lived up to its reputation.
The weather was almost perfect for the Todd County Relay for Life on the Elkton Public Square Friday evening.
The event began with opening ceremonies at 6 and the four participating teams started the walk around the square around 7 o’clock. Chairing the 2013 Relay was Melissa Higgins, who said the cause is important to her because of the people she’s known who have had to fight and who are fighting cancer.
State lawmakers will be heading back to Frankfort August 19 for a special session of the General Assembly and are hopeful a compromise will already be in place.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett says there was some controversy when House Democrats used different census numbers than what was used in congressional redistricting last year and that appears to be remedied now with an agreement to count federal prisoners in the census data.
Fifteenth District Representative Brent Yonts says the boundaries approved by the house last year may have to be tweeked if the prisoners are going to be counted.
On the Senate side, Third District Senator Whitney Westerfield says he's heard early indications his district would remain the same—though that could certainly change.
The House and Senate passed legislative redistricting bills last year, but the Kentucky Supreme Court declared both maps unconstitutional. This year's week-long special session will also include a call for judicial redistricting.
The annual Heart of Trenton Main Street Festival will be Saturday and officials there are hoping for a big turnout.
The festivities begin in downtown Trenton around 8 a.m. and City Clerk Carol Chester says there will be plenty of vendor booths, yard sales and local business participation.
Ms. Chester says there is something for everyone and the local homemakers club will be having a quilt raffle.
The weather should cooperate, as the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the day. Trenton is just a few miles south of Pembroke on U.S. 41.
Commonwealth’s attorney Gail Guiling issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the conviction of Garrett Dye.
In an email, Ms. Guiling says, “I have reviewed the Kentucky Supreme Court decision issued today in Commonwealth vs. Garrett Dye. While I respect the Court’s reasoning and decision in this case, the Supreme Court’s ruling will affect adversely the strength and availability of the evidence to be presented by the Commonwealth at trial. I plan however, to pursue justice for Amy Dye and anticipate that the case will be set for trial in November in Todd Circuit Court.”