A conference committee of state representatives and senators continues to work in Frankfort on hammering out a two-year budget—but progress is slow.
The committee is working into the evening tediously going over every small and large disagreement between the two budgets passed in both chambers and State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke says progress is slow—but there is progress.
The General Assembly came home without a budget in 2010 after the two chambers couldn’t fix their differences, but Representative Dossett says there is much more optimism that a compromise will be had this time around.
Unlike the federal government, the General Assembly must pass a balanced budget and the relative lack of funds available compared to previous sessions is reportedly helping negotiations because less money means less to argue over.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that four people died in four separate wrecks on Kentucky roadways between Monday, March 19th and Sunday.
Three of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt.
State Police say there were no reports of fatalities in the Pennyrile region, but single-fatality wrecks occurred in Ballard, Nelson and Pike Counties and a fatality involving a pedestrian occurred in Fayette County.
Through March 25th, preliminary statistics indicate that 136 people died on Kentucky roadways, which is six less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011.
A Cadiz woman was hurt in a two vehicle wreck on West 7th St last night.
The incident happened around 10 O’clock, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 50-year old Roxie Boren of Cadiz was attempting to turn off Westside Court onto 7th and drove into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by 19-year old Dylan Campbell of Hopkinsville.
Police say Ms. Boren suffered a head injury in the wreck and was unable to give an account of the incident and officers don’t know if she ever stopped at the stop sign.
Campbell went uninjured, while Ms. Boren was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested last night on charges that he illegally used an elderly couple’s debit card to make over 6 thousand dollars in unauthorized purchases.
The arrest warrant for 25-year old Chad Michael Poole of Hopkinsville says he was hired by an elderly wife to help care for her wheelchair bound husband after she injured her back and wasn’t able to do as much.
Police say Poole was given a debit card on a few occasions to pick up necessary supplies and that he allegedly used that card a total of 53 times without the couple’s permission to make purchases totaling $6,264.87.
Poole was arrested at 107 Lee Lane last night around 7:20 and was charged with unlawful access to a computer and two counts of exploitation.