After interviewing five candidates for the Ward 1 seat, that was left vacant by the late Fred Atkins, Hopkinsville City Council appointed Cornelia Belle of Lindwood Drive tonight to serve out Atkins’ remaining term, which is set to expire on December 31st.
Following the over three-hour meeting, Councilwoman Belle thanked fellow council members for nominating her to the position.
In other action, city council unanimously approved the Inner-City REZ program’s $500,000 budget for the upcoming fiscal year and also approved Hopkinsville Police to submit two applications for the 2012-13 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Grant.
Funding will go towards the purchase of a security camera system and license plate recognition equipment.
Edith Jackson of Todd County accepts her award.
Pennyrile Allied Community Service held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Barkley Lodge, where two longtime contributors and the agency’s recently retired leader received honors.
Receiving the Neville Rust Award, which is the highest honor PACS gives, were Edith Jackson of Todd County and Bob Cox of Caldwell County. The pair was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to assist the most needy in the nine county region through PACS.
It was a farewell for Ms. Jackson, who says she is having to step down due to reasons out of her control.
Recognized for his 34 years of service as Executive Director before recently retiring was John Tedder, who said none of the progress could have been made if not for the men and women on the front lines for PACS.
The current Executive Director at PACS is Judy Peterson, who headed up this year’s Board of Directors Dinner with Chairman and Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries.
Retired Executive Director John Tedder was honored
Clarksville Police say they will be stepping up traffic enforcement at one the city’s most dangerous roadways.
Police will be conducting traffic enforcement of Fort Campbell Boulevard from North Second Street to Stateline Road due to the increase in crashes occurring on the roadway.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says starting tomorrow, the traffic and patrol units will dedicate officers for strictly enforcing all traffic laws.
Officer Knoll says the enforcement is necessary to reduce crashes and save lives.
Since January, there were 320 wrecks on Fort Campbell Boulevard, many of which involved fatal wrecks.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury wreck this morning in Hopkins County.
State Police say the wreck occurred on Nebo Road around 9:45 this morning.
Preliminary investigation conducted by KSP reveals 80-year old Claude Agent of Madisonville was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Delta southbound on Nebo Road when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, exited the shoulder of the roadway and struck a utility pole head-on.
Mr. Agent was transported by ambulance to Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Clarksville Police were able to diffuse a volatile situation that could have ended badly.
Around 5:45 today officers responded to a residence located in the 1300 block of Vanessa Drive in reference to a 20-year old man threatening to injure himself.
Police say officers responded to the residence after the 20-year old man sent text messages to a friend telling him that he was holding a gun.
Responding officers reported seeing the male with a handgun walking in and out of the residence.
Due to the sensitive nature of the situation, the residence was surrounded, streets were blocked off and some of the occupants of nearby homes were evacuated for their safety.
The police department’s Tactical Unit and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene and were able to talk the 20 year old out of the residence without incident.
Police say the man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.