President Barack Obama was officially sworn into office Sunday for another term with millions of citizens across the nation watching the inaugural ceremonies unfold.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today on the inauguration of President Obama.
Senator McConnell stated that the President’s second term represents a fresh start when it comes to dealing with the great challenges of our day; particularly, the transcendent challenge of unsustainable federal spending and debt.
Senator McConnell also stated Republicans are eager to work with the President on achieving this common goal, and we firmly believe that divided government provides the perfect opportunity to do so.
Senator McConnell commented that together as a nation, a lot could be accomplished and that he was optimistic about the country’s future in the next four years.
Social media is becoming a powerful tool for law enforcement to take a bite out of a crime.
Lieutenant Jimmy Godair with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office talks about how a fugitive of the week was arrested thanks to a tip received online.
All across the nation today, residents gathered together to celebrate two major occasions, to observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor the nation’s first African-American President, who was officially sworn into office for another four more years on Sunday.
In Hopkinsville, loud music and singing could be heard from blocks away as residents from all backgrounds gathered together this morning at Mount Olive Baptist Church, located at 801 East 4th Street to celebrate the two landmark occasions.
The guest-speaker for this year’s MLK commemorative celebration was Pastor Marvin E. Barner Jr. of Mount Olive Galilee Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana.
Pastor Barner gave an overview of his speech for those residents who could not attend this morning’s event.
The man seriously injured in a rear-end collision on Walnut Street Saturday evening continues to recover at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson for the Nashville hospital says 36-year old Marvin Gray, Jr. of Hopkinsville is in stable condition. He had been listed in critical, but stable as of Sunday morning.
Gray was driving his vehicle on Walnut near the East 14th Street intersection around 4:30 when he ran into the back of a parked AT&T utility truck. The police report said warning cones were in the roadway behind the truck and witnesses said Gray never slowed down.
No one was in the truck, which was parked there while crews worked on a nearby pole. Gray was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart before being flown to Vandy for what are described on the report as severe head injuries.
A local woman was treated and released from the hospital after wrecking on the Pennyrile Parkway Sunday afternoon.
Kentucky State Trooper Mike Manzanares says 38-year old Tonya Logan of Hopkinsville was southbound near the 10 mile-marker just after 2pm when she swerved in an attempt to miss a deer.
Ms. Logan’s vehicle ran off the road before finally coming to rest on the grass. Trooper Manzanares says Ms. Logan, who was wearing her seat belt, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where she was checked out and released.