Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today launched two new programs that are geared towards helping Kentucky military veterans find jobs in agriculture.
Officials say Kentucky Proud Jobs for Vets connects veterans looking for employment with farmers who need labor, while Homegrown by Heroes is a new logo that identifies farm products produced by Kentucky veterans.
Officials add that both programs will operate out of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate among post-9/11 veterans nationwide was 10.8 percent in December 2012, compared with an overall unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.
Commissioner Comer stated he is working to expand the Homegrown by Heroes concept nationwide.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a burglary at a garage on Donna Drive.
Eldonna Chapman told officers that someone broke into her detached garage at 306 Donna sometime between November 24th and Tuesday. The perpetrator got away with a thousand dollars worth of tools, according to the report.
No suspects are named in the incident.
Four local businesses were damaged by gunfire Monday night or early Tuesday morning, with significant damage done.
The first incident was reported by a phone in alarm at Clearview Tire on North Main Street just after 11pm Monday. Someone had damaged a gas pump, glass windows and office equipment using a gun. A suspect is listed on that report.
Someone also fired shots into the windows of Watts Brothers Cable Construction on Princeton Road, Pennyroyal Mental Health on North Drive and Natalie’s Salon and Spa on North Drive during the overnight hours.
No one was injured and the investigation continues.
Two suspects are now in custody after Murray Police say they burglarized a residence on multiple occasions.
36-year old Joshua Rayburn and 28-year old Ashley Rayburn, both of Murray were taken into custody without incident.
Ashley Rayburn is charged with Burglary, 2nd Degree, while Joshua Rayburn is charged with 3 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, and one count of Theft of Controlled Substance.
Police say they were seen on a home surveillance system committing the burglaries on Friday, January 11th and Sunday, January 20th.
Police say they are also accused of breaking into the residence shortly before Christmas.
Both suspects remain lodged at the Calloway County Jail.