Eighth District State Representative candidate Max Sturdivant, Jr. has received an endorsement from a statewide organization.
The Republican received the endorsement of the Kentucky Right to Life Association, according to a news release, which quotes Sturdivant as saying he will work to bring the “ultrasound bill” to the house floor if elected. That legislation would force doctors to give women the option to look at an ultrasound before performing an abortion.
Sturdivant says no pro-life legislation has been passed by the house in the last eight years and says he would show leadership in that area, should voters in Christian and Trigg County elect him to office November 6th.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery from Friday night.
The incident happened around 9pm near Indian Hills Elementary School, according to the report, which says three juveniles were robbed by a black male who appeared to be about 20 years old and who they could not identify.
The suspect got away with cash and cell phones and the investigation continues.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on burglary charges late yesterday morning and alcohol is suspected as a factor in the incident.
The arrest card says 33-year old Kenneth Wade Tolliver entered a residence that was not his and was confronted by the home owner inside. The paper does not give the address of the break-in, but says the resident forced the perpetrator back outside, where he allegedly started throwing sticks at the home.
A neighbor was able to use a cell phone to film Tolliver’s alleged actions outside. Officer Daniel Baldino found Tolliver allegedly urinating in front of 119 South Vine Street a short time later and arrested him on burglary, indecent exposure and being drunk in public charges.
Officer Baldino writes the victim was able to positively identify Tolliver as the man who forced his way into the home.
Heat and high humidity are forecast to enter the area again Monday, prompting an Excessive Heat Warning from the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say the warning runs from 10am Monday through 7pm Thursday. Temperatures in the upper 90’s will combine with humid conditions to make it feel like around 105 each day. The prolonged nature of the heat wave is the reason for a warning instead of a more common heat advisory.
As always, those who must be outside are reminded to drink plenty of fluids and to take plenty of breaks in a shady area to remain healthy and safe. It won’t be quite as hot as it was earlier in the summer when the temperature reached 107 degrees, but the humidity then was not nearly as high as forecasters expect in the coming days.
The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge is back in the news again, but for all of the right reasons this time.
The state Highway Department says traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge from about 8am until noon as crews do work on electrical wiring on the now functioning navigational lights. The purpose is to send barge traffic through span “C” of the bridge while crews do geo-technical drilling near the main channel span “B” in preparation for building a whole new bridge.
That work is expected to take about a month. The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge became famous in January when a cargo vessel went under the wrong span and knocked it completely out, rendering the busy structure closed until Memorial Day weekend.