It’s been five-years in the making and Oak Grove officials including state legislators say they are thrilled that progress continues to be made concerning the city’s proposed multi-million Oak Grove Village project.
Congressman Ed Whitfield, Senator Joey Pendleton, Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble, Christian County Attorney Mike Foster along with Oak Grove City Council broke ground today at the proposed site where the expansive project will be located, just right across from Fort Campbell’s Gate 7.
Senator Pendleton was the first to remark that even though the site is bare right now, it is a field of dreams that will soon become a reality.
Congressman Whitfield said once the project is complete, it will provide a major economic boost for Oak Grove and will provide thousands of jobs.
A representative of the Kentucky Department for Homeland Security spoke at this morning’s quarterly meeting of the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council.
Deputy Executive Director Aaron Horner is responsible for administering the grant that funds the local council and talked about some of the state’s efforts in getting people more prepared for disasters.
Horner said the percentage of people concerned about terrorism has dropped drastically since September 11th, 2001. He says urging residents to prepare for natural disasters will have them prepared for whatever may come.
A portion of Oak Grove is under a boil water advisory until further notice.
A news release from City Hall says Oak Grove Utilities customers living on the west end of Walter Garrett Lane near 41A and in the Mace Lane area should boil their water for three minutes before use.
The water isn’t believed to be contaminated, but tie advisory was issued out of caution after a water main had to be repaired near the north end of Mace Lane. Crews will flush the line once repairs are complete and the advisory will be lifted once the water is determined to be completely clean.
The increased speed limit on US 68 wasn’t the only local roadway improvement announced when Governor Steve Beshear came to Christian County Tuesday.
The Governor announced a turn lane will be constructed on the bypass in the coming months to turn left into the Eagle Cove Subdivision.
Governor Beshear said construction should begin sometime in the spring.
Local officials have been lobbying for the improvements as the area has become an area for congestion when vehicles are waiting to make the left turn.
Both Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the week are in jail after a tip led to another arrest last night.
Arrested in the 400 block of East 18th Street just after 8pm was 23-year old Derrick Powell of Hopkinsville, with Powell charged with probation violation.
Powell is accused of not paying fines and of not appearing in court on burglary, drug, DUI, gun and fleeing from police charges. The anonymous tipster will receive a cash reward.