This is the last week in the State Senate for Senate President David Williams, who will step down to take a Circuit Judge seat he was appointed to by Governor Steve Beshear.
Senator Williams was recently interviewed about the change of career and said he’s always wanted to go back to the justice system.
At the age of 59, Senator Williams says the time just felt right to accept his long-time rival’s nomination and make the change.
Friday will mark the end of a 27-year career in Frankfort for Williams.
Eight children and one adult were injured in a school bus versus deer wreck between Hopkinsville and Crofton this morning.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Vanderkolk says Kenneth Buckner of Crofton was driving the bus when the incident happened around 7am on Madisonville Road near the Covered Wagon Road intersection.
Deputy Vanderkolk says the eight students and bus monitor were all taken to Jennie Stuart for minor injuries.
Deputy Vanderkolk said every student who complained of pain was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Madisonville Road was completely shut down for about a half hour while the scene was cleared and the injured children were taken to the hospital.
The Christian County SHeriff's Office and EMS responded to the scene of a school bus versus deer wreck on Madisonville Road near the Covered Wagon Road intersection just after 7 this morning. Only minor injuries have been reported. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Some trick-or-treaters have scares that have nothing to do with ghosts and goblins. The fun-time event can produce health scares.
Doctors report kids in emergency rooms for allergic reactions to costumes, plastic swords, tiaras, and face paint.
Fog machines in haunted houses cause sneezing and itchy eyes. Parents are urged to use caution in how their kids are dressed and accessories they carry while seeking treats.
The unemployment rate fell in eight of the nine Pennyrile Counties last month, following a statewide trend.
The jobless rate in Christian County for September was 11-percent, down a half percent from August. Todd County’s jobless rate fell a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2-percent, Hopkins County fell three tenths to 6.9, Caldwell had the lowest rate in the Pennyrile at 6.6 and Muhlenberg fell eight tenths to 8.4 percent.
Trigg was the lone county to not experience in the unemployment rate, as it remained at 8.9 percent. The jobless rate was down in all nine counties from one year ago, including down nine tenths of a percentage point in Christian.
Kentucky’s highest unemployment rate was in Fulton County at 16.7 percent, which was the same as last month. Woodford County had the Commonwealth’s lowest jobless rate at 5.3 percent, with Union County second at 5.9 percent—which was down 2.3 percent from a year ago.