The new state senator for Christian, Todd and Logan Counties says he will focus on reducing government waste once he begins his duties in January.
Senator-elect Whitney Westerfield says education and other vital services in Kentucky are suffering because taxpayer dollars are currently being spent where they aren’t always needed.
Westerfield says the court system furlough days is just one example of where the state has been misguided in how it looked to make up deficits.
Westerfield also cited the lack of pay raises for teachers in Todd County over the last five years as a symptom of how Kentucky tax-payer money could have been better spent.
Organizers of Clarksville’s Go Commando Half Marathon and 5K presented by CDE Lightband announced last week they will be donating 40-thousand dollars to non-profits and community organizations.
The largest recipients are the Clarksville Area YMCA and Fort Campbell Historical Foundation. The money received by the Clarksville YMCA will be used to fund programs such as their ABC Outreach and Restore Ministries.
ABC Outreach allows breast cancer survivors to attend a 16-week course to rebuild strength as well as empowering participants as they continue to heal.
Restore ministries works to provide healing and hope for those who are struggling with some of life’s toughest issues.
The Fort Campbell Historical Foundation provides support and assistance to Fort Campbell soldiers and their families.
Additional agencies that received funding included the Austin Peay track and field teams, the Clarksville Running Club, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Reserve, Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Green Beret Foundation.
A two-vehicle wreck in Calloway County yesterday injured a New Concord woman, who was also charged with DUI.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 52-year old Vicki Jakaub of New Concord was southbound on US 641 north of Hazel around 12:30pm when she veered into the northbound lane.
Headed in the opposite direction was 58-year old Danny Lawson of Iron City, Tennessee—who ran off the road in an attempt to avoid a collision, but the two cars still wrecked.
Ms. Jakaub was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was also cited into court on DUI charges.
A wreck at South Main and East 7th yesterday morning injured two people.
The Hopkinsville Police report says the incident happened around 10am when 34-year old Terrence Tucker of Florida was eastbound on East 7th Street and drove into the intersection with South Main.
Tucker told police he had a yellow light, but inattention is listed as a factor on the report. His vehicle hit a southbound car driven by 21-year old Lashonda Moore of Hopkinsville in the passenger side, causing both vehicles to come to rest in the left lane of South Main.
A passenger in the Tucker vehicle, 33-year old Ashlie Tucker of Florida, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center—as was Ms. Moore.
A single-vehicle accident in Marshall County yesterday afternoon injured a Murray man.
Kentucky State Police say 65-year old David Shelton of Murray was north on the Purchase Parkway when he took exit 41 to get on U.S. Highway 641.
Shelton failed to negotiate the exit ramp curve and ran off the left side, causing him to over-correct and hit the guard rail.
Shelton was taken by ambulance to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.