The parent company of Heritage Bank has announced the purchase of a Tennessee banking group.
A news release from HopFed, Incorporated announced the acquisition of Sumner Bank and Trust in Gallatin, Tennessee at a cost of 14.3 million dollars. Sumner Bank and Trust has banking centers in Gallatin and Hendersonville and loan production offices in Jackson, Lebanon and Franklin.
CEO John Peck says the partnership is an important addition to the company and says he is excited about the new opportunities.
Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senators say they were disappointed with President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green issued the Tea Party response and said it’s time for Democrats and Republicans to be honest with themselves and look to cut wasteful spending wherever it may be.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wanted to hear more plans on how to get the economy back on track and how the country can work to create new jobs.
Senator Paul encouraged the Tea Party to stand firm and fight proposed tax increases and to reduce regulation to let the economy grow again.
A local man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly pulling a handgun during a confrontation with police.
Hopkinsville Police got a call a few minutes after 11am of a black male wearing an orange hoodie carrying a handgun running from the Belmont area toward Durrett Avenue.
Officers made contact with a man meeting that description at Central Avenue and Broad Street a few minutes later. The report from Officer Jason Barnes says 19-year old Marc Cox raised his shirt when police confronted him and allegedly pulled a black handgun.
Cox did not point the gun at officers and was told to drop it four times before he let it go. Police say he then wrestled with officers before being arrested.
Cox was charged with disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, February 4th through Sunday.
State Police say there were no vehicle fatalities reported in Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg and Logan Counties during this time frame, but single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes took place in Clark, Floyd, Madison, Pike and Rockcastle Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 52 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 23 less than what was reported for this time period last year.
State Police say of the 43 motor vehicle fatalities, 24 victims were not wearing seat belts.
A five-vehicle wreck on East 9th Street in front of the Pennyroyal Area Museum yesterday sent two people to the hospital.
The crash report from Hopkinsville Public Safety Officer Chris Bond says 53-year old Tyrone Dossett of Hopkinsville failed to stop with traffic and rear-ended a vehicle driven by 20-year old Tadeisha Curry of Hopkinsville just after 3pm.
That pushed Ms. Curry’s vehicle into the rear of 29-year old Heather Butler’s vehicle, pushing it into the rear of 56-year old Roger Puckett’s vehicle—causing him to run into the back of 55-year old John Campbell’s vehicle.
Campbell, a Hopkinsville resident, was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of neck pain. Puckett, who resides in Cadiz, went by ambulance to the hospital for a possible neck injury.