There have been more filings for Hopkinsville City Council seats.
The only non-incumbent to file so far is Republican Jason McCraw, who is challenging for the Ward 5 seat currently held by Democrat Charlie Henderson.
Ward 7 and 8 Democrats Peggy Everett and Marby Schlegel filed at the courthouse, as has Ward 9 incumbent Patricia Bell. Ward 2 councilperson Kimberly McCarley has also file for re-election.
Candidates run exclusively in their wards for the primary election, but run a citywide race if they make it to the general election.
Liquor stores in Christian County outside of the city limits will soon be able to stay open an additional hour.
Christian Fiscal Court passed an ordinance giving those establishments until 1am to stay open five nights a week. The vote was six to two, with Magistrates Mark Cansler and Terry Bowman voting “no.”
Magistrate Terry Bowman has said he would rather see their hours reduced than expanded, while Squire Cansler says he was happy with the hours already allowed to liquor stores.
Squire Tom Jones says he voted in favor of the measure, because he feels it gives liquor stores in the county an even playing field with ones in the city.
Joey Allen, who owns a liquor store in Gracey, has been the only person to come to Fiscal Court meetings in support of the ordinance.
In other action, Court gave authority to apply for federal grants to purchase emergency equipment for the Christian County Weather Spotters and Sheriff’s Office.
They also approved a $34,550 bid by Gilliiand Construction to do roof work on the courthouse.
A woman accused of embezzling nearly $4,000 from her employer has been arrested by Hopkinsville Police.
Charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking is 41-year old Felicia Radford of Hopkinsville, who allegedly used the credit card of her employer—Perfect Loving Care Childcare—to make $3,934 in unauthorized transactions for personal items.
An arrest warrant says the card was meant to be used for food purchases.
Another burglary at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Country Club is being investigated by the Hokpinsville Police Department.
Employees at the Country Club told Hopkinsville Police that someone broke into a building on the property and took four chain saws, four weed eaters and a hedge trimmer.
The total value of the items is listed at $2,500 and no suspects are listed on the report. Officials believe the break-in happened sometime between Friday afternoon at 2:30 and Monday Morning at 6:30.
Dossett Waide Yonts
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke has made it official—he’s running for re-election.
Representative Dossett had already said he planned to run for a fourth term, but formally filed his papers with the Secretary of State’s office Monday in Frankfort.
Dossett certainly wasn’t happy with how he was re-districted—putting his East Nashville Street mailbox in the 15th District, but he says that won’t deter him from giving it his best shot for another term.
Facing him in the Republican Primary is Madisvonville State Representative Ben Waide, with the winner currently unopposed in the general election, though there is still a week until the filing deadline.
Also filing his papers to run for re-election was State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville, who will represent Muhlenberg, part of Hopkins and Christian County from the northwest border all the way down to northern Pembroke beginning in January.
Representative Yonts is currently unopposed.