One of the candidates looking to replace 16th District State Representative Martha Jane King in the state house says he wants to toss aside partisan politics.
Running for the seat as a Democrat is former Logan County Attorney Tom Noe. Representative King is running for the 27th District Senate seat that now includes Todd, Muhlenberg, Logan, Allen and Simpson Counties.
Noe says Representative King encouraged him to run for her seat and says he wants to help Kentucky create a lean budget with an emphasis on education.
He also named economic development as a priority, but said Democrats and Republicans have to toss aside “talking points” and begin working together to get anything accomplished.
Noe faces Republican Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange in the General Election, assuming no one files against them for the May primary. The 16th District includes Todd, Logan and a portion of Warren County.
More races for Hopkinsville City Council seats have shaped up in the last few days.
Ward 5 Councilman Charlie Henderson now has an opponent from his own party in Democrat Joyce Rogers, who will face him in the May Primary. The winner of that race will face Republican Jason McCraw in November.
Running as a Republican against Ward 6 Councilmember Ann Cherry is Roger Richey, while there will be a Democratic Primary between incumbent Peggy Everett and Buddy Oglesby in Ward 7.
Hopkinsville City Council primaries are run within the boundaries of the ward, though the general election is run citywide.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department report on Saturday night’s fire at Kentucky American Seed is now available.
The document says eight trucks and 18 firemen responded to 205 Means Avenue just after 11pm and had the blaze under control by 11:20.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, with the report saying it began in a records storage room and that it spread along the floor.
In all, the blaze did $50,000 worth of damage toe the structure and $10,000 in damage to contents. No one was injured and Kentucky American Seed is operating out of another portion of its building.
The Christian County Grand Jury returned several indictments on drug charges Friday.
Indicted on trafficking and cultivating marijuana charges were 29-year old Diana Wilmoth and 21-year old Hobert Wilmoth, both of Oak Grove.
Receiving a true bill for trafficking in prescription pills was 25-year old Josh Moseley of Woodlawn Drive, Hopkinsville.
37-year old Rickey Wimberly of Hopkinsville was indicted on wanton endangerment and fleeing from police charges for a November 22nd incident when he allegedly almost ran over a police officer’s foot while driving away from a traffic stop and then later abandoned his moving vehicle in an attempt to get away from law enforcement.
A Kentucky State Police roadblock in Hopkins County last night resulted in the arrest of a Madisonville woman on DUI and methamphetamine charges.
The safety checkpoint was about four miles south of Madisonville on U.S. 41, according to a news release, which says 49-year old Cheryl Scott of Madisonville approached the troopers around 9:17.
State Police determined Ms. Scott was impaired and a search of her pickup turned up prescription pills not in the original container and ingredients commonly used to make methamphetamine.
Scott was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of prescription pills not in the proper container and possession of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.