It was a little cool, but the weather cooperated much more than was it was forecast earlier in the week for Elkton Harvest Fest Saturday.
A large crowd had already gathered on the square by mid-morning despite temperatures in the 50’s. Booths lined the sidewalks and singers entertained the crowd on the main stage.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin said it looked like this year’s festival was going to be bigger than the 2011 edition.
A Hopkinsville man was among four people injured in a wreck in Hopkins County early Saturday morning.
The incident happened around 12:50 on U.S. 62 near White Plains, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police, which says 20-year old Meghan Fleming of Beech Creek was eastbound when she hydroplaned and ran off the road into a tree.
The vehicle began to roll and came to rest right side up. Ms. Fleming and her passengers—20 year old Travis Hale of Hopkinsville, 19-year old Daniel Foe of Graham and 20-year old Justin Nannie of Central City—were taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center.
Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.
A wreck involving a motorcycle on Butler Road Friday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville man.
The incident happened around 4pm near the Gospel of Peace Road intersection when the driver of the motorcycle reportedly ran into a pickup before going airborne and striking a second vehicle. The biker was reportedly flown from the scene to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office worked the incident and more will be known with the release of the official report.
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed October 7th through the 13th as Fire Prevention Week in Kentucky.
The National Fire Protection Association sponsors Fire Prevention Week each year and this year’s theme is Have 2 Ways Out.
State Fire Marshal and Director of the Division of Fire Prevention, William Swope is encouraging Kentucky families to map out a plan for escaping a home fire and to map out two emergency exits and practice the plan with their families.
Swope also emphasizes the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home or apartment and to check the smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly on a regular basis.
|In addition to the upcoming Fire Prevention Week, officials with the Division of Forestry are reminding citizens that Fall Fire Hazard Season is in effect from now until Dec. 15th, and that during this time, outdoor burning is illegal between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says last month’s jobless rate report is another reminder that economic policies are failing.
Congressman Whitfield made the following statement concerning today’s report on the September jobs numbers.
Whitfield was quoted as saying that even though the country saw a minor decrease in the unemployment rate, which was down from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, the broader rate of unemployed and underemployed individuals remained steady at 14.7%.
While the national jobless rate decreased, the unemployment rate in Kentucky increased with Congressman Whitfield saying people are still struggling, and that President Barack Obama needs to do more to ensure everyone who wants a job can find a job.