The Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority will be closed next Wednesday, in observance of Independence Day.
HSWA officials say all residential collections for garbage and trash will be one day late starting with Wednesday’s route being serviced on Thursday and ending with Friday’s route being serviced on Saturday.
The landfill and Transfer Station will also be closed on July 4th, but will reopen back to the public on Thursday, July 5th.
Residents with questions concerning the holiday herbie curbie service can contact the HSWA office at 887-6244.
3rd District State Senate Candidate Whitney Westerfield says he was disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care bill.
A news release from the campaign says Westerfield certainly have no objection to saving lives, but he believes the law will do far more damage than good.
He says the legislation increases costs and introduces a new and incredibly complex set of burdensome rules and regulations; and that it creates a tremendous burden on the growth of small businesses which are the lifeblood of our economy.
The former assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney faces incumbent State Senator Joey Pendleton in the November General Election.
Kentucky State Police arrested and charged a McCracken County man this week for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
31-year old Winston Louis Hale is charged with 31 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
State police say Hale was arrested on Monday following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began in January.
A search warrant was executed at Hale’s west Paducah residence on Monday by the KSP Electronic Crime branch and personnel from KSP Post 1 in Mayfield with equipment allegedly used to distribute and possess child pornography seized and taken to the state forensic laboratory for processing.
Hale is accused of sharing images of child sexual exploitation online and state police say most of the images depicted the sexual abuse of children who were less than 12 years of age.
Hale remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail.
A Todd County infant is dead after a tragic accident on Bells Chapel Road this morning.
Todd County Deputy Sheriff Gerald Barnett says it appeared the one-year old Mennonite child crawled out a door and into a swimming pool at 2730 Bells Chapel—which is not the same road as Bell Chapel in Christian County.
An Air-Evac helicopter was called to the scene to take the infant to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, but the child succumbed to the injuries at the home. It was the second instance of a child drowning in a pool in western Kentucky this week, as a similar incident happened in Webster County Monday.
An autopsy is pending in the Todd County incident.
Todd Fiscal Court approved final reading of an ordinance this morning giving raises to all county employees.
It was already agreed upon in principle for full-time employees to receive a 75 cent raise beginning July 1st and for part-time employees to receive a 50-cent raise.
Court also approved allowing long-time employees who have accrued at least 200 sick hours to have a one-time opportunity to sell those off. Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield said he felt it was the only fair thing to do to encourage employees to stick around.
Magistrate Alfred Blake didn’t oppose the measure, but said he didn’t like the idea of capping sick time accrual at 240 hours, which is also part of the administrative code.
In other action, court took no action on a proposal to build a carport for the Rescue Squad’s incident command center vehicle, deciding instead to look at consolidating three projects from the jail, sheriff’s office and rescue squad which are all looking at building some type of structure.