The severe weather and tornado outbreak the area experienced last week may not have been exactly normal for the wee hours of a late January morning, but it’s more common than you might think.
Christian County native and National Weather Service in Paducah Warning Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says this region has unfortunately become somewhat of a “Nocturnal Tornado Alley” over the years.
A vast majority of the injuries and fatalities caused by tornadoes in the Paducah office coverage area have been in the overnight hours, which is good reason for everyone to have some way to be notified of warnings at any time of the day or night.
No one was injured in last week’s severe weather outbreak, but several homes were damaged in Christian, Muhlenberg and Todd Counties.
Officials at Hopkinsville Community College continue to encourage local youth to sign up for a Saturday Scholars program.
Students can pick one of 12 classes to attend from 9am until 12pm on February 23rd, March 2nd and March 9th. This year’s class topics include Spanish, creative writing, geography, oceans, criminal investigation, agriculture, China, physics, nursing, singing and personality types.
The registration fee is 65 dollars per person and includes class supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. One can call the HCC Workforce Solutions office at 707-3750 for more information on the program.
Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester (center) welcomes Gov. Steve Beshear to a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly for the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address as House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, looks on.
There was a mixed reaction among local lawmakers about parts of Governor Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth Address.
Republican Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett says he hopes the governor tying tax reform and pension system reform together doesn’t make a recipe for an increase in taxes somewhere as that is something he doesn’t support.
Democrat Representative John Tilley says the Governor is correct to tie the two items together, as one without the other leaves the pension system under funded.
Republican State Senator Whitney Westerfield said he was somewhat disappointed with the Governor’s approach, saying the taxpayers weren’t the ones who created the pension system problems in the first place.
You will be able to hear all three expound on their thoughts Sunday morning at 9am on our first Legislative Update Program of the year on Don’t Be Afraid to Say It on Lite 98.7.
A local woman was hospitalized following a rear-end collision on West 7th Street yesterday afternoon.
The report from Public Safety Officer Chris Bond says 64-year old John Brison of Hopkinsville was stopped on West 7th near the Fowler Avenue intersection when he was rear-ended by 18-year old Macey Jones of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Jones said she had looked down briefly and noticed Brison stopped when she looked back up. She veered to the right and hit her brakes, but was still unable to stop.
Brison’s passenger, 41-year old Pamela Lee of Hopkinsville, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of back pain. Everyone else refused transport to the hospital.
U.S Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell announced today he supports the National Right to Work Act, which was first introduced by Senator Rand Paul.
Senator McConnell stated as working class Americans continue to face daunting challenges to provide for their families, he believed the federal government has an obligation to ensure every American has the right to choose whether they want to spend part of their paycheck to support a union.
Senator McConnell also stated it is high time for the federal government to act and that he looked forward to working with Senator Paul on the issue.