Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card to make purchases at two Paducah grocery stores.
In January, State Police were contacted by a Marshall County woman, who said her credit card had been used at both Kroger locations in Paducah.
Troopers were able to obtain still images of the suspect using the card at each store.
Anyone with information as to the identity of this person, may contact Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721.
Governor Steve Beshear today announced U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC plans to build a new facility and expand its current plant in Hopkinsville, which will create 42 new jobs in the community.
Governor Beshear says the $118 million investment will make a significant economic impact on the state and bring more jobs to the region.
Jeff Caldwell, the Community Manager for Altria, the Parent Company of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, says officials are thrilled to be able to expand their operations in Hopkinsville, a community that has provided a dedicated workforce over the years.
The Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee has approved a proposed bill that would allow people suffering from serious health conditions to use medical marijuana.
The proposed bill passed following a 9 to 5 vote and public hearing Thursday.
The Cannabis Compassion Act, or House Bill 350, was introduced by State Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville and was co-sponsored by Committee Chairman Tom Burch of Louisville.
Under the proposed bill, licensed patients and caregivers would be able to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana, and it would establish regulations to operate a limited number of medical marijuana compassion centers and testing facilities.
This is the first time an effective medical marijuana bill has passed a committee in the Kentucky Legislature, a similar bill, Senate Bill 43, was introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia have already adopted laws that permits people with certain debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it and at least 15 other states are expected to consider medical marijuana bills this year.
United Southern Bank invited local farmers to an Agriculture Appreciation Luncheon in Pembroke Thursday afternoon and the farming community certainly responded.
USB President Todd Mansfield says agriculture has always been a focus for the bank and he thought it was fitting to hold the appreciation event in the town with their newest branch.
Three men escaped a house fire on South Liberty Street Thursday morning, but two pets perished.
The first call of fire at 400 South Liberty came in at 9:43 and fire-fighters found flames and heavy smoke when they arrived. Inspector Cecelia Cloos said three stations responded and the cause of the blaze is under investigation. Fire damaged the attic, second floor, ground floor and basement of the home and it could be a complete loss.
Roger Perryman and two other men lived in the house and all three were at home when the fire began. Perryman said he was in the shower and heard a noise that sounded like someone fell.
Once he stepped out of the shower, Perryman said it was clear a fire was spreading quickly.
All three men got out of the home safely, but Perryman said he was unable to save his two dogs.
The men said they were unsure how the the fire started, but believed the noise they heard came from upstairs.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Salvation Army Captain Mark Czanderna showed up at the home to help the men any way he could and Hopkinsville Police assisted the fire department at the scene with traffic control.