U.S Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell announced today he supports the National Right to Work Act, which was first introduced by Senator Rand Paul.
Senator McConnell stated as working class Americans continue to face daunting challenges to provide for their families, he believed the federal government has an obligation to ensure every American has the right to choose whether they want to spend part of their paycheck to support a union.
Senator McConnell also stated it is high time for the federal government to act and that he looked forward to working with Senator Paul on the issue.
The 101st Airborne Division will be memorializing an Army Officer who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Military officials say members of the 184th Ordinance Battalion will be dedicating their headquarters building in honor of Captain Jason McMahon.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday at 1 p.m. at 75-52 Headquarters Loop Road.
Officials say on September 5th, 2010, while serving as the company commander of the 744th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 184th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, Captain McMahon and his Soldiers came under enemy small fire and rocket propelled grenades.
Captain McMahon exposed himself to enemy fire while directing the fire of his soldiers against the insurgents and sacrificed his shelter and disregarded his own personal safety to ensure his soldiers could fully use the limited cover.
Officials say his actions ensured their safety and saved their lives and or his actions he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the U.S. military’s third highest award for valor.
The City of Hopkinsville is swarming with thousands of Black birds and Robins and area residents are fed up, especially since the birds can cause a health hazard.
In the past couple of days, the Mayor’s Office has received dozens of calls from concerned residents living in the southwest end of the city about thousands of birds descending in their neighborhood and settling in each night.
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp stated officials are doing everything they can to alleviate the growing nuisance.
A bill to authorize six of Kentucky’s state universities to issue agency bonds, and assume the debt, for 11 specific building construction projects at a collective cost of approximately $363 million has cleared the House budget committee.
House Bill 7, sponsored jointly by House Speaker Greg Stumbo House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rep. Rick Rand was approved by Rand’s committee. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.
The projects would be funded by the universities’ own revenue streams, not state dollars, according to the bill.
The bill would authorize agency bonding for three projects at the University of Kentucky, three at Murray State, two at Northern Kentucky University, and one each and Morehead State, the University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University though they must be self-financed with the universities’ own revenues. The projects must also fill an urgent need to meet the universities’ goals of student success and retention, begin in the next calendar year, and not rely on state funding in future budget cycles.
Murray State will be able to renovate dorms and Western Kentucky University will construct an Honors College facility.
A farm worker was arrested Tuesday on second degree assault charges for allegedly hitting the farmer he was working for with a tobacco stick.
Charged with second degree assault was 19-year old Derrick Bacon of Tuggle Road, Cadiz. Bacon was working for a farmer at 1500 Gracey-Sinking Fork Road when he allegedly got into an argument with the farmer who isn’t identified on the arrest citation.
Bacon is accused of striking the farmer in the face and then allegedly struck him with a tobacco stick. The victim was taken to the hospital to be checked out and Bacon was booked into the Christian County Jail.