Smokers in Kentucky could be looking at a tax hike.
Governor Steve Beshear's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is recommending a 40-cent increase. The details of the group's advisement came out Monday.
They're also hoping there will be a constitutional amendment which would allow cities to raise sales taxes for a limited period of time. No increase in the state's current six-percent sales tax is being recommended.
Two people went to the hospital following a wreck in front of Wendy’s on North Drive Monday evening.
The incident happened around 5:50, according to the HPD report, which says 20-year old Carrie Jones of Hopkinsville turned out of the Wendy’s parking lot onto North Drive and into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 18-year old Kristeena Rosser of Elkton.
Ms. Rosser and her passenger, 18-year old Katie Kitchens of Pembroke, were both injured and taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Ms. Jones went uninjured.
A hit and run wreck on Calvin Drive last night sent one person to the hospital.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 25-year old Randi Drake of Hopkinsville was southbound on Calvin around 7:30 slowing down to turn into the Calvin Manor apartments.
Ms. Drake said she noticed a small compact car traveling at a high rate of speed approaching the stop sign. As Ms. Drake made her left hand turn, the speeding car entered Calvin Drive and struck her pickup in the left side.
Drake was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The other vehicle was described as possibly being a gold colored, older model Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an assault on Evergreen Pak Drive from yesterday afternoon, when an altercation led to three women being injured.
Officers were called to 638 Evergreen around 2:45, where 18-year old Jelisia Thomas of Hopkinsville said she and three friends were in an altercation with a suspect listed on the report.
The suspect, whose name is redacted, allegedly struck one of the victims with a vehicle and another victim was stabbed in the foot. Ms. Thomas, 18-year old Ahgeana Bailey of Hopkinsville and 21-year old Kesha Torian of Hopkinsville are listed as victims on the report—which doesn’t list any of their injuries as major.
There were no reports of arrests in connection with the incident in the media basket.
101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General James Mcconville was among the hundreds of top ranking military officers who were invited to sit in on a seminar about maximizing ministries to local troops over the weekend.
Garrison Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Houston was among several other guest speakers to speak about the importance of the community supporting soldiers in seeking guidance on mental or physical wounds from battle.