Neither side is backing down as the "fiscal cliff" looms at the end of the month. Chatting with reporters, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell criticized President Obama's insistence on letting Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire.
The Kentucky Senator also said an "enormous amount of time" has been wasted in public sparring sessions.
Sharp spending cuts would also go into effect next month if the country does fall off the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green says he isn’t very optimistic there will be a compromise to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff.
Senator Paul says allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on anyone is counter-productive in the current economy.
The Senator says the government is wasting money in far too many places for there to even be any discussion of raising taxes on anyone at this point.
Senator Paul believes President Obama would enjoy coming back to Washington in January wanting to “lower taxes” if no deal is reached and that may be why the country is headed toward the fiscal cliff with little hope of compromise.
A two-vehicle wreck on North Main Street Tuesday morning injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 25-year old Jillian Wakefield of Hopkinsville was northbound in the right lane around 7:30am. Attempting to make a left turn across the northbound lanes was 54-year old Ronnie Duke of Crofton.
Duke told police he never saw Ms. Wakefield coming, while Ms. Wakefield said she tried to stop but didn’t have time. Duke went uninjured, while Ms. Wakefield was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
There will be lane restrictions on the Lake Barkley/Cumberland River Bridge in Canton today, as crews work to repair navigational lights.
A news release from the Highway Department says Trigg County dispatch received a call saying the lights were out yesterday. The outage was immediately reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Center in Louisville for broadcast to commercial tow boats in the area.
An electrical crew will be at the bridge today to look at the lights and to make the repairs as soon as possible. Motorists traveling the bridge should be prepared to encounter restrictions such as alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
Approximately 3,800 vehicles cross the bridge on an average day.