The Kelly Community Organization will be hosting a “Kelly Night Out” later this week to show appreciation to residents.
A news release from Frank Brown says the event will run from 5 until 8pm Friday at the Kelly Little Green Men site on Old Madisonville Road at Kelly Church Road.
Brown says there will be free Chili, Hotdogs, candy, games, prizes, music and more. He says residents can wear their costumes for additional treats.
Merchandise from Little Green Men Days will also be on sale at a discount, including t-shirts. The “night out” is to show appreciation for work that’s gone into the neighborhood watch group, the CERT team and those who helped with the Little Green Men Days festival.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes says state and federal officials are joining together to be sure the upcoming election is on the up and up.
Secretary Grimes says her Election Integrity Task Force already included the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office and now features Kentucky State Police, state party officials and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
Ms. Grimes says policing the election has to be a collaborative effort.
She says expanding the task force was necessary to keep voting as clean as possible.
Anyone who sees any type of voter fraud is encouraged to contact the fraud hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE.
A two-vehicle wreck in the parking lot of Pizza Hut yesterday afternoon sent one person to the hospital.
The incident happened around 12:10, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 25-year old Sarah Poole of Cedar Hill, Tennessee was backing out of a parking spot and hit a moving vehicle driven by 55-year old Billy Russell of Hopkinsville.
Russell’s passenger, 36-year old Mandel Ware of Hopkinsville, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Ms. Poole told police she didn’t see the vehicle behind her until it was too late.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
The Todd County Rotary Club held a political forum for state legislator candidates Tuesday evening, with a good crowd of students and residents turning out for the debates at the high school auditorium.
State Senator Joey Pendleton debated Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield in the evening’s final debate, with the candidates respectfully disagreeing on several policy issues during a 45 minutes session.
Speaking on pension reform, Westerfield blamed policies approved during Senator Pendleton’s tenure for the current state of the system and said reforms should have already been made to benefits for new state employees.
The first debate at the Todd County Political Forum pitted the two 16th District State Representative candidates against each other, and became increasingly contentious as the evening progressed.
State Representative Martha Jane King and challenger Chris Hightower are vying to represent Todd and Logan Counties and debated well over an hour at the high school.
Hightower said Ms. King’s vote for the controversial re-districting legislation this year was part of his reason for running, as that would have opened the door for a candidate from Warren County to represent Todd and Logan—while Representative King touted her service both in Frankfort and in the local communities.
Asked about tax policy, Representative King said she hasn’t signed a pledge to not increase any tax, because she wants to keep her options open to come up with a plan that’s fair for all Kentuckians and that won’t tax groceries.