Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power released a statement today concerning House Concurrent Resolution 127, which rejects the proposed international takeover of the Internet.
Congressman Whitfield was quoted as saying he was pleased to vote today in favor of protecting the Internet from international control, specifically from the United Nations.
Congressman Whitfield then went onto say he believed the Internet has proven to serve as a means for entrepreneurship and innovation at a time of high unemployment.
The Resolution moves for consideration by all Members of the House of Representatives.
An older group of children in Christian County will likely soon have a new softball league to play in thanks to land donated to county government that increased the size of Ruff Park.
The park on North Drive is owned by Christian County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble presided over a ceremony at the park this morning where the new field was dedicated as “Ben T. Moss Field 9” in honor of the man who donated land several years ago.
Hopkinsville Christian County Youth League President David Blane says the new field will help the park and league serve the community to a greater extent.
Blane says softball players in their early to mid-teens haven’t always had a league outside of teams directly tied to their middle school and the new field will give them extra time on the diamond.
Judge Tribble thanked the Christian County Road Department and Ashley Johnson from the Pennyrile Area Development District for their help in the project and said the next goal is to find funding to purchase lights for the new field.
Police in Illinois have arrested the man accused of murdering his wife in Webster County yesterday.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 41-year old Billy C. Utley was arrested at the Cave In Rock Motel in Cave In Rock, Illinois without incident and charged with murder. He was taken to the Hardin County, Illinois Detention Center to wait for extradition back to Kentucky.
Utley is accused in the shooting death of Theresa A. Utley near the community of Wheatcroft in Webster County. Ms. Utley was found dead in a vehicle by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the search for the alleged murderer began soon after.
Hopkinsville Electric System General Manager Austin Carroll recently received a national award.
Carroll received the American Public Power Association’s Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award at the Association’s national conference in Seattle. The award recognizes service to the association through substantial contributions toward its goals.
A news release from the group says Carroll has been a leader in the Tennessee Valley, the state of Kentucky and across the nation. He has spent 37 years in the public power business and was on the original Seven States Power Board.
Public power agencies serve over 46 million residents across the United States.