One of the four unsuccessful candidates who interviewed with Hopkinsville City Council for the open Ward 1 seat after the passing of Fred Atkins has filed to run for the position in this November’s election.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says Carolsue Daigre filed her papers to run as an independent and is currently unopposed. The other 11 council members chose Cornelia Belle to fill the seat for the remainder of the year, though she never committed to run in the election.
Ms. Daigre unsuccessfully ran for the seat as a Republican in 2002, but later changed her party affiliation to Democrat. The deadline to file as a partisan candidate has come and gone so any new candidates have to run as independents.
The deadline to file as an independent and to file for non-partisan races is August 14th.
There are no more lane restrictions at the Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Highway Department Spokesman Keith Todd says the inspection process is complete and all of the equipment is gone. The “arms length” inspection of the structure had nothing to do with the 322-foot span that was knocked out in January, according to Todd, who said earlier in the week that it would have been done this summer regardless of those circumstances.
Todd also says the geotechnical work on the surface of the lake bed has been completed and crews have the data they need for studies on where exactly to place piers for new bridges that will one day take vehicles over Kentucky Lake on U.S. 68-80.
Some of Kentucky’s most well-known politicians say they won’t be there, but a big crowd is still expected at this year’s Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County this weekend.
Fancy Farm is annually Kentucky’s largest political rally and it’s held at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Picnic Chairman Todd Hayden says the absence of people like Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Senator Rand Paul won’t hurt attendance as much as some might think.
Haden says the church pulls in about 220 to 240-thousand dollars each year, but they only net about half that amount.
Those who confirmed they will be here include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is not up for re-election this year.
A young woman from Tennessee was injured in a rear-end collision leaving Wal-Mart yesterday morning.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 23-year old Joshua Rich was stopped on Clinic Drive around 7:30 waiting to turn left on Fort Campbell Boulevard when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by 46-year old Dolly Chester of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Chester was leaving Starbucks and said she thought she was hitting her brakes to stop, but continued into Rich’s vehicle.
Taken to a doctor by private vehicle for neck pain was 20-year old Jacklyn Rich of Springfield, who was a passenger in the front car.
A single vehicle wreck in Calloway County yesterday morning injured the driver.
Kentucky State Police say a woman only identified as 45-year old Pamela Bowden Cline was southbound on Butterworth Road just before 2:30 when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the road and hit a culvert.
The vehicle went airborne and overturned, skidding on its top before finally coming to rest in the road. Ms. Cline was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.