U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has been unanimously elected to continue leading Senate Republicans as the Minority Leader.
Senator McConnell will hold that post for the 113th Congress, continuing to be only the second Kentuckian to ever lead his party in the U.S. Senate. The other man was Senator Alben Barkley.
Senator McConnell says he is honored that hiscolleagues once again supported him and invested their trust in him to lead the team as Republican Leader for another two years.
Hopkinsville City Council member Ann Cherry was back in Circuit Court this morning, where a trial date was set for next spring.
Ms. Cherry was indicted on one count each of tampering with public records, tampering with a witness and second degree official misconduct in August for allegedly hindering the investigation of several prowling incidents on the south side of Hopkinsville in some way.
Defense attorney Ben Fletcher and Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor discussed a trial date with Judge John Atkins, while Ms. Cherry stood in between.
Fletcher didn’t get the summer trial date he requested, as Judge Atkins set the trial for Monday, April 29th.
Ms. Cherry has represented Ward 6 on Hopkinsville City Council since 2009 and was easily re-elected to a third term earlier this month.
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A Cadiz woman has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking charges, thanks to a tip from the public.
A news release from Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says a tip led to a three hour investigation that resulted in the arrest of 34-year old Shawnonn Ruzicka of Cadiz.
Ms. Ruzicka was served with a warrant on trafficking in prescription pills charges and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A delegation from the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance recently made another trip to Frankfort.
A news release says representatives of Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties in a variety of capacities advocated for projects important to the area.
The leaders met with several elected officials including Governor Steve Beshear, Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, State Representative John Tilley and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock.
The alliance members focused on several projects of regional significance, including the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, the Todd Career Path Institute and the proposed Hopkinsville Community College Allied Health building.