Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are urging political candidates and their supporters to remove all campaign signs from state highway roadsides as highway crews and contractors prepare to start their fall mowing cycle.
Contract mowing crews and state crews will start their fall mowing during the next two weeks across the Commonwealth.
All campaign, advertising and yard sale signs need to be removed from state rights of way ahead of mowing crews as it creates a safety hazard for the public and mowing crews.
Crews are expected to start work along the Audubon Parkway from Owensboro to Henderson around October 22nd, then turn southward and mow along the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway from Henderson to Hopkinsville.
Officials are also reminding motorists to slow down and use appropriate caution whenever they enter a mowing zone since crews will be out mowing anytime weather permits between sunup and sundown, Monday through Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are now complete for 71-year old Montgomery County Sheriff Norman Lewis of Clarksville who passed away Sunday afternoon at his residence.
Lewis died at home with his family at his side after a lengthy battle with a stem cell disorder that causes leukemia.
Congressman Ed Whitfield has sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to fulfill his commitments he made several years ago when he first took office concerning transparency of organizations.
Congressman Whitfield sent the letter to the President requesting he halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s diverging course.
In the letter, Congressman Whitfield wrote he was deeply troubled by the EPA working outside of its legal authority and in a manner clearly inconsistent with the expectations the President set forth.
In the letter Congressman Whitfield also mentioned that as our country struggles to create jobs and grow the economy, it cannot afford EPA’s costly freelancing beyond the bounds of existing laws.
The letter outlines recent court decisions where judges have ruled the EPA had overstepped its authority.
Families of fallen soldiers will be gathering tomorrow afternoon for some outdoor fun as part of Fort Campbell’s Outreach Services program.
The Gold Star families will be participating in a leap of faith tandem jump for families of the fallen at Outlaw Field in Clarksville.
Military officials say the purpose of the event is to encourage families who suffered a loss to continue to retain relationships with the Fort Campbell community as they grieve the loss of loved ones.
Post officials added that these families will always remain a part of the Army and Fort Campbell family, where they can not only find support, but resources to help their families in their time of need.
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day across the world and a ceremony will be held on Fort Campbell later this month.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will hold a Remembrance Ceremony and “Walk to Remember” October 24th from noon until 1:30. The event will have a butterfly release, memorial cup cakes, a handcrafted memento for each participant and there will be a guest speaker.
The ceremony will also feature special music and a time for reflection. The Remembrance Day is held to help those who have lost an unborn child or infant by bringing them together for fellowship and understanding.