Hundreds of arrests were made during a two-day multi-state law enforcement campaign recently.
Kentucky State Police teamed up with Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana State Police on major interstates last week as part of an ongoing effort to combat impaired driving.
As a result of the two-day campaign, over 500 DUI arrests were made, with KSP making 92 of those arrests by conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols on major highways.
KSP Spokesperson Captain David Jude was quoted as saying that driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a deadly crime and with the recent increase in fatal wrecks in the Commonwealth, State Police will be taking every opportunity to remove dangerous drivers from state roadways.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul was the guest speaker at today’s Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club meeting, where he spoke about several hot topics like ObamaCare.
Senator Paul says his stance on ObamaCare has not changed, even though the U.S. Supreme Court determined it to be constitutional.
Senator Paul explains he has a huge problem with giving the government too much power, especially when it comes to making decisions on a person’s welfare.
Drunk driving is a recipe for disaster and that’s why Clarksville Police will once again step up their game this weekend to look for impaired drivers.
Clarksville Police will be conducting city-wide impaired driving saturation patrols Friday and Saturday between 10 p.m. through 4 a.m.
Police say the purpose of the patrols is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through increased traffic enforcement.
The saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The 2012 edition of the Christian County Relay for Life is getting very close to meeting its goal for the year.
Relay chair Ashley Johnson says the current total stands at $128,776—a little over 12-hundred dollars short of the 130-thousand dollar goal.
Ms. Johnson says the relay has until the end of next month to raise that money and she’s confident it will get done.
Christian County has always supported the local relay well and Ms. Johnson says she and the others working to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients are certainly appreciative.
Anyone wanting to help the local relay meet the goal this year can call Ashley Johnson at 839-4400.
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke is joining House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover in asking Governor Steve Beshear to “opt out” of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Some states are vowing to do just that and Representative Dossett says Kentucky is already having a hard enough time meeting costs of healthcare under the managed care Medicaid program.
There are already approximately 900-thousand Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Dossett says the additional burden combined with the retirement system problems and other economic hardships will create more issues.
Even with the pleas from Republicans and some Democrats, Representative Dossett says he isn’t optimistic the Governor will lead Kentucky in that direction to opt out.
Minority Leader Hoover said in a morning news conference that the health care legislation could force the commonwealth to consider serious tax increases.