Reaction continues to come in regarding the pension reform legislation that passed the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday night, with most of it positive.
One local legislator who voted against the structural changes included in the reform is 15th District State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville, who says doing away with the defined benefit for new employees causes instability in the system.
16th District State Representative Martha Jane King, who represents Todd and Logan Counties, says the compromise was bi-partisan and it was the first step in over-hauling a pension system that had to be addressed this year.
First District State Senator Stan Humphries of Trigg County finished his first session in Frankfort Tuesday and said there were aspects of the compromise that both Republicans and Democrats didn’t like, but he was happy with the hybrid system created for new state employees.
All local lawmakers agree this was only the first step in addressing the pension system, which was almost unanimously declared the most important issue facing the General Assembly coming in to this year’s session.
This year’s WHOP’er of an Egg Hunt is coming up Saturday morning and the usual large crowds and sudden conclusions are expected.
Egg hunters will be broken up into age groups and there is also a hunt for special needs children. The hunts begin at 11am, but Pam Rudd of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Recreation Department urges parents to get youngsters there much earlier than that and to bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs.
Ms. Rudd says Tie Breaker Park is an ideal location to host the egg hunt because of the fenced in softball fields that can be designated for the separate hunts.
Approximately 20,000 eggs will be dispersed and all that’s needed to participate is a free hunter’s license that can be picked up at Joey Bastin Optical, Godfather's Pizza, Pound Chiropractic, Superlawn and Garden, Christian County Chamber of Commerce, Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe, Sassystuff Consignment, IGA and Bradford Square Mall.
Officials with Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area are seeking volunteers to help clean up Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area trails.
Officials have scheduled a volunteer clean-up day on Saturday, April 13th with participants able to ride free during the day of the clean-up.
Officials say priorities for the day include boundary tree planting, Turkey Trot trail maintenance, and picking up litter on the trails.
Turkey Bay Assistant Manager, Kyle Varel says the volunteer clean-up day is a great time to bring the family, enjoy a picnic lunch, and support a earth friendly event.
For more information on how to participate in this event, contact 270-924-2031.
It’s officially Spring and area gardeners are invited to attend a show early next month to get fresh ideas.
The Trigg County Home & Garden Show is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 6th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Organizers of the event say money raised by this event will help support two scholarships for Trigg County High School seniors.
This year’s show is being sponsored by the Trigg County Republican Women’s Club.
For more information about the show, contact Linda Williams at 270-350-6717.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their four-legged loved ones to participate in a great cause next month.
Officials say the American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to help raise much needed money and awareness for the American Cancer Society's continual fight to end cancer.
The Bark For Life event in Christian County is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 20th at Little River Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Officials say the event is a fun-filled day that starts with a walk and also includes demonstrations, contests, and games for the entire family to enjoy.