The keynote speaker for this year’s police memorial service will be State Senator Joey Pendleton.
Hopkinsville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 12 Secretary, Quentin Stone says the service will include remarks from various local officials and recognition of the local officers who were killed in the line of the duty.
Stone is encouraging residents to attend at least one police memorial service to honor officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The police memorial service is scheduled to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Police Memorial Park and in case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the justice center.
The way the U.S. Census Bureau collects national demographic and economic data may soon change.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is crafting a bill called Service Members Count Act to revise the way the census counts soldiers when they are deployed over seas.
Jason Hassert with Senator Paul’s Office says soldiers are counted in their home state even though many soldiers have not lived in their state for several years.
Hassert says the new bill will help local communities receive an accurate count in the census and funding for proposed economic projects.
Senator Paul is working with Congressman Ed Whitfield and Congressman Brett Guthrie to have the proposed Service Members Count Act passed by this summer.
The contractor in charge of repairing the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge is still working to have it re-opened before the Memorial Day weekend.
Kentucky Highway Department spokesman Keith Todd says crews got as much work as possible done prior to the Monday afternoon arrival of the replacement span at the bridge site.
Todd says Hall Contracting has given no indication they believe the job will extend past their deadline and could even bring in special concrete to cure faster, if need be.
Traffic has not crossed Kentucky Lake in Aurora since January 26th, when the Delta Mariner Cargo Vessel knocked out a 322-foot span of the bridge. Click here to see photos of the bridge span replacement from the air.
A single-vehicle wreck in Webster County last night injured two Hopkins County residents.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 57-year old Patsy Morseman of Hanson was southbound on the Pennyrile Parkway around 10pm when she ran into the median and lost control of her vehicle.
The vehicle overturned and entered the northbound lanes before striking a guardrail and coming to rest upright.
Ms. Morseman and her passenger—18-year old Savannah Morseman of Dawson Springs, were taken to Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Both women were wearing their seat belt.
Photos by Adam May/thanks to Wesley Westerfield for providing the plane ride!