Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is calling on President Obama to take the lead in dealing with the country's debt.
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," the Republican said the country’s spending problems continue to get worse with time.
The Senator says Congress shouldn't have to take the lead in spending cuts.
He refused to commit on whether he would allow a government shutdown if an agreement can't be reached on spending.
The efforts by a Todd County business to raise money for families of the victims in Newtown, Connecticut have been successful by any measure.
Todd County and Cook-Webb Funeral Home owner-operator Shane Hessey says $3,903 was donated to the burial fund for the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.
Hessey says there was also a good turnout of people wanting to sign the register book to show support to the victims’ families. That register will be sent to the Connecticut town.
The money raised will make it to the victims through the Funeral Directors Association of Connecticut.
A pedestrian was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by private vehicle following a wreck at 9th and Main Sunday evening.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 25-year old Terra Gallaway of Madisonville was turning left onto South Main around 6:15 and didn’t see 22-year old Kyle Stanley of Jackson, Georgia crossing the street.
Stanley initially said he wasn’t hurt, but his mother later took him to the hospital for swelling to his wrist and scrapes on his knees.
The vehicle reported stolen from a Walnut Street car lot Saturday morning was found by Hopkinsville Police Sunday.
The 2004 Dodge Durango stolen from Truck Country Auto Sales on Walnut was found parked in the area of Moores Court, according to Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Kyle Spurlin.
The keys were not in the vehicle and it was taken away by a rollback wrecker. No arrests had been made in connection with the theft as of Sunday evening. The Durango had been reported stolen just before 8am Saturday when Jim Rager told police someone had broken the glass door at the car lot’s office to get inside. The perpetrator found a set of keys and drove off in the vehicle.
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Hopkinsville Police sent four bodies to the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville for autopsy in a 24-hour period as part of two separate murder investigations.
HPD Sgt. Kyle Spurlin says the body of 38-year old Brian Summers was sent to Madisonville first Saturday night and the bodies of his parents—67-year old Tommie and 66-year old Linda Summers were taken for autopsy Sunday.
All three were discovered at 309 Hillaire Drive with gunshot wounds by a family member just before 10 Saturday morning, with the parents dead on the scene and Brian pronounced dead soon after at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Police are investigating the incident as a double-murder-suicide but declined to identify who they believe the shooter was until after the autopsy. Sgt. Spurlin says the HPD detectives division could release more information pertaining to the autopsy results in the coming days, but that he didn’t have any more details to release Sunday evening.
Sgt. Spurlin says an autopsy was also performed on 20-year old Alicia Jackson of Hopkinsville, who was found dead at 725 Howell Street Saturday evening. HPD Chief Guy Howie said at the scene that Ms. Jackson had sustained some type of trauma and the report said the shooting incident was being investigated as a murder. The autopsy on Ms. Jackson could shed some light on how exactly she died.
Police said they don’t have any suspects in connection with the Howell Street incident and both investigations continue.