Over a thousand Hopkinsville residents allegedly signed a petition to oppose Mayor Dan Kemp’s proposed amended smoking ban ordinance.
During a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, Committee Chairman and Ward 12 Councilman Phillip Brooks says the signatures have not been certified and that several people who signed the document don’t live within city limits.
Councilman Brooks says he previously opposed the ban because he doesn’t believe a government entity should be able to dictate how a business operates and wished local business owners would be open to expressing their opinions about the proposed ban.
An open house will be held Friday afternoon at the Christian County Water District.
The utility moved into its new more customer friendly building at 1940 Dawson Springs Road at the start of the year and General Manager James Owen says he just wants to show it off to any customers who may not had the chance to stop by yet.
The former building on Dawson Road served its purpose for about two decades, but Owen says the new facility includes more features beneficial to customers—such as a drive-through window.
The open house begins 5pm Friday, with tours of the building and refreshments to follow.
Clarksville Police are investigating a strange shooting incident last night that sent the victim to Gateway Medical Center.
The report says the 29-year old male victim from Nashville was on his way home when he made a wrong turn around 8:30. The victim was approached by a vehicle behind him that he said appeared to try to ram him.
The suspects then shot into the victim’s car, striking him in the back while they were driving on 2nd St. near a car lot and gas station.
The victim, whose name is redacted on the report, was taken by ambulance to Gateway.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky rejects assertions by some Democrats that Republicans are "rooting for economic failure" to further their chances in the upcoming elections.
Speaking in Washington Monday, Senator McConnell challenged President Obama's economic agenda.
Senator McConnell invited the President to join Republicans in seeking "bipartisan solutions."
A cold spell in April is part of the reason agriculture officials are expecting a smaller winter wheat crop this year.
The latest forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Kentucky farmers are expected to harvest 27 million bushels of winter wheat this year, which would be down 12 percent from last year.
Farmers are expected to harvest 60 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels—and that’s likely due in part to an April frost that caused some damage to crops—especially in low lying areas.
Officials also say a few pollination problems and drought in parts of the commonwealth have hindered the wheat crop.
Kansas was the number one wheat producing state last year with 276 million bushels—with 387 million bushels forecast in that state this year.