The Hopkinsville City Council Committee of the Whole will discuss one of the more controversial ordinances in the last several months when it meets in special session tomorrow night.
Mayor Dan Kemp has proposed a ban on smoking in public places, stirring up the age-old debate about personal freedom and the overall health of the general public. Mayor Kemp says there is only one exemption in the ordinance council will start with—and it’s not bars.
The mayor and council members have asked the public for their input on the matter and Mayor Kemp says his feedback has been mostly positive.
Council will also discuss next fiscal year’s budget at the 6pm special session in council chambers in the Lackey Municipal Building.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office has raised the necessary money to purchase a K-9 unit and the dog should be there within the next three months.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says Sgt. Jimmy Godair will be the dog’s handler and the plan is to have the animal in Cadiz by late summer.
The K-9 will be used only for drug-sniffing purposes, and the sheriff says it is much-needed.
There has been ongoing discussion on the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page as what the dog should be named when he arrives, with “Trigger” the current leader in the clubhouse.
A Christian County man was arrested yesterday afternoon on drug charges after he allegedly admitted to growing marijuana.
The arrest card says 39-year old William Rush of 4130 Madisonville Road admitted to Christian County Sheriff’s deputies that five plants on his parents’ property longed to him and that he had an indoor growing operation.
Police say Rush also had a pipe commonly used to smoke the illegal weed and that he tried to destroy some of the plants when officers arrived. He was charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is expressing his criticism of President Obama for not being a leader in dealing with the nation's long-term debt.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told CBS' "Face the Nation" that "this president needs to become the adult" on entitlement reform and cutting the deficit.
Senator McConnell says President Obama has failed to tell Americans about the fiscal problem the country is facing.
The senator says he hopes Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is able to defeat President Obama in the general election and bring fiscal responsibility to the White House.
Hopkinsville Police conducted a day-long intensive warrants detail yesterday, and made 17 arrests.
A news release says there were 29 warrants served and four summonses. Police say there is a distinctive correlation between people wanted on warrants for other crimes and them committing new crimes before being located.
Officer John Bracey and five other officers focused on serving as many warrants as possible in one day and the charges ranged from theft to failure to pay child support all the way up to wanton endangerment.
26-year old Sherekia Cherry of Hopkinsville was charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a handgun at a woman at South Campbell and East 7th April 28th and threatening to kill her in front of the victim’s daughter.
She was arrested and lodged in the Christian County Jail on a 5 thousand dollar bond.