Republican Whitney Westerfield will be the state senator for Christian, Todd and Logan County when the General Assembly convenes in January after Senator Joey Pendleton confirmed this morning that he won’t request a recount.
Senator Pendleton says the lack of change in numbers from the recanvas made the decision easy for him.
Senator Pendleton thanked his supporters for the last two decades in the upper chamber and said he looks forward to the days ahead.
The margin of victory for Westerfield remained at 297 votes after the tallies in all three counties were confirmed by the recanvas.
The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division has begun with a holiday season saturated patrol campaign.
A news release says patrols will be focused in high collision areas in an effort to reduce the number of fatal wrecks—which have traditionally spiked in the days before and after Thanksgiving.
The officers will be targeting any driving infractions by drivers of tractor-trailers or those driving near commercial vehicles. The extra patrols will be on the road until December 1st.
CVE is encouraging motorists to always be aware of their driving behaviors and to report any unsafe drivers by calling Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous, but should be prepared to give a detailed description of the offending vehicle, location, direction of travel and license plate number.
The future of three Christian County Public Schools remains up in the air after the Christian County Board of Education met tonight.
School board members unanimously approved to employ Davis Demographics to collect data for the school district.
Board Chairman Barry Cornelius gives more insight into the matter.
Governor Steve Beshear’s reconstituted Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and overhaul of the state’s workforce investment system received high praise from officials with the United States Department of Labor.
Governor Beshear stated it is great to be recognized by the federal government for the work state officials are doing and it confirms that Kentucky is heading in the right direction to economic recovery.
In the two years since Kentucky developed a new strategic state plan to overhaul its workforce development system, Kentucky has responded to requests from 16 states wanting more information about the initiative.
KWIB Chair, Ed Holmes says the ultimate compliment is when other states want to know how Kentucky is transforming the workforce development system and how it can be implemented in other states.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in Graves County early this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on KY 16-84 around 8 a.m.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that 24-year old Alexandra Frick of Paducah was driving northbound on KY 16-84 and for an unknown reason, she traveled into the southbound lanes, lost control of her vehicle, traveled off the roadway striking an earth embankment and a tree.
Ms. Frick was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital from the scene for injuries she obtained and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
KSP was assisted on the scene by Graves County Sheriff’s Department, Mayfield EMS, and the Symsonia Volunteer Fire Department.