Tomorrow is the final day of the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly and it will likely be a long one.
State lawmakers almost always set aside one day called a “veto day,” when they can over-ride any of the governor’s vetoes on the budget or elsewhere.
It’s unclear if there will be any over-ridden vetoes this time around, but State Senator Joey Pendleton says it will likely be a long day.
One major item left over this year is the state road plan, which State Senator Joey Pendleton says likely won’t include much new construction of roadways.
Initial design work on the northeast bypass around Hopkinsville is already funded, but the actual construction will likely not be funded in this year’s road plan, according to Senator Pendleton.
The General Assembly will also deal with the “pill mill bill,” which would require doctors across Kentucky to subscribe to the “KASPER” computer prescription tracking system to cut down on people who go to multiple doctors to get the same addictive medications.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of expensive tractor parts likely stolen for their value in scrap metal.
The crime happened at 25976 Coal Creek Road near Crofton between March 9th and Monday of this week, where 39-year old Chris Combs of that address said someone went into his back yard and stole 12 tractor weights and a bush hog shaft.
The items are valued at a total of 14 hundred dollars and no suspects are listed on the report.
Two Madisonville men are accused of stealing thousands of pounds of copper from their employer.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year old Johnathan Phillips of University Circle and 38-year old Timothy Bryant of Edwards Street yesterday for theft of copper.
Alliance Coal officials told deputies that large amounts of copper were stolen from their mining site and that they received information that two employees were involved in the theft.
The Madisonville Police Department and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence of Phillips and allegedly found about 20,000 pounds of stolen copper in his garage.
Bryant was also charged for allegedly helping Phillips transport the copper to his residence.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County this morning.
State Police say 22-year old Brittany Hall of Murray was driving on US 641 when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons, causing her vehicle to leave the right shoulder of the roadway and overturn onto a residential driveway.
Ms. Hall was transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital for possible beck injuries.
State Police say at the time of the wreck, Hall was wearing her seatbelt.
KSP was assisted on the scene by the Calloway County Fire and Rescue Squad and the events that led up to the wreck is being investigated by Trooper First Class Russell Boyd.