Christian Fiscal Court convened this morning and approved JKS Architects and Engineers of Hopkinsville to handle design work of Carnegie Library.
The Carnegie Library board met last week and went over 7 proposals for this project and ultimately decided on the local architectural firm.
Magistrates then unanimously agreed to support a resolution asking the congress and President Barack Obama to exempt the military from legal requirements in the 2011 Budget Control Act from sequestration.
County Attorney Mike Foster says if sequestration is not halted, it would have devastating impact to the military, especially Fort Campbell.
If sequestration is not halted, the defense budget will be drastically cut by the government to the tune of $500 billion over the next ten years.
In other business, Magistrates approved Judge-Executive Steve Tribble to sign a deed of restriction concerning Ruff Park.
Foster describes the details of the deed of restriction.
In other business, Fiscal Court accepted a $3,525 bid from Jacob Fleming to purchase a Hopkinsville-Christian County Visitors Bureau vehicle, with Magistrate Jim Fleming abstaining from voting, since the bidder is his grand-son.
A scheduled water outage on Wednesday morning will effect several Clarksville subdivisions.
Officials with Clarksville Gas and Water say the water outage on Sango Road will take place at 7:30 a.m. and will include the Willbrook and Sango Commons subdivisions.
Officials say the water outage is necessary to allow construction crews to replace two water valves on Sango Road between South Woodson Road and Durham Road.
A section of the roadway will also be reduced to one lane between South Woodson and Smith Lane around 11:30 a.m. when work is expected to be completed.
Clarksville Police released their results from their recent city-wide impaired driving saturation patrols.
13 people were charged with DUI, 52 people were cited for speeding, 3 people cited for reckless driving, and two people were charged with simple possession.
Clarksville Police say as a result of the campaign, a total of 133 people were either cited or arrested for allegedly committing traffic related offenses during the enforcement period.
The patrols were conducted Friday and Saturday night and was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Kentucky State Police have launched their annual outdoor campaign to eradicate marijuana in the Commonwealth and will aggressively look for individuals who buy and sell the illegal substance.
The KSP Cannabis Suppression Branch launched their annual campaign with a two-day training that included aerial spotting, ATV training and booby trap awareness.
Commander for the Cannabis Suppression Branch, Lieutenant Brent Roper was quoted as saying that state police take this operation very serious and for that reason, provide troopers with the best training available to keep them safe while eradicating large number of plants.
Lieutenant Roper says in 2011, Kentucky marijuana suppression teams destroyed about 400,000 outdoor pot plants from over 5,000 plots, which resulted in 371 arrests.
Lieutenant Roper adds that one developed pot plant can be processed into one pound of packaged marijuana, which is worth about $2,000 on the street.
Nearly $800 million worth of outdoor pot was eradicated in the Commonwealth last year, thanks to the ongoing efforts of several law enforcement agencies, including KSP.
The Cadiz Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying two alleged thieves.
Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander on Saturday responded to West Kentucky Door located at 176 Merchant Street, Cadiz in reference to a theft of over $500.
Chief Alexander says the suspects were caught on surveillance video driving a light colored pick-up truck onto the lot of the business on Thursday and was seen driving off with a trailer after it was attached to the truck.
The suspects are described as a white male and female with police to release images of the suspects in the near future.
Cadiz residents with information about the theft are urged to contact Cadiz Police at 270-522-8369.