State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has announced he will seek another term in that post.
Senator Pendleton has served since 1993 and says in a news release that he wants to continue to use his seniority and position on key committees to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for the people of the 3rd District.
He says education, health care and jobs must be the priorities for state government. Christian County Attorney Mike Foster and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble signed his official notification and declaration papers, according to the release.
Senator Pendleton defeated Republican Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones in the 2008 general election. Senator Pendleton represents Christian, Todd and Logan Counties.
Also filing her papers for re-election was 16th District State Representative Martha Jane King, who represents Todd and Logan Counties.
Residential trash pick-ups will be unaffected by the Christmas holiday.
Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority General Manager Tony Sicari says offices and the landfill will be closed Friday and Monday, but that Herby Curby routes will be run as normal.
Anyone with questions can call the offices at 887-6244.
Three trailers have been stolen in Todd County in the last week and police there are asking residents to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.
The first incident happened at the 215 Allensville Street residence of Henry Aguino last Tuesday, according to Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin, who says someone stole a 16-foot trailer from Aguino’s driveway.
There have been two other trailers stolen in the county since then, with investigations underway by the Sheriff’s Office. A similar incident is also underway in Logan County.
Chief Marklin says to report any suspicious activity to police and to get a license plate number if you see someone hitching up to your neighbor’s trailer.
Fire did significant damage to a Maplewood St. home this afternoon, but a family pet was rescued.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Bleidt says crews responded to 1022 Maplewood around 1pm and found one room on fire.
He says it appeared a space heater was responsible for the blaze, which caused smoke damage throughout the residence. Fire-fighters were able to contain the actual flames to the one room.
No one was home when crews arrived, and Bleidt says fire-fighters rescued a dog that was locked inside the burning home. He says the pet appeared to be doing fine.
A Cadiz woman will have her quilting work displayed on the largest stage for such work in the country.
A quilt titled “Baskets, Butterflies and Blossoms” made by Tish Rudd of Cadiz will be displayed at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah after being named a finalist in the “New Quilts From an Old Favorite” contest.
The display will run from April 6th through July 10th and Ms. Rudd’s is the only finalist from the state of Kentucky. The winner was a quilt made by Karen Grover of Rockford, Illinois.