Several agencies in Todd County are combining forces to host a forum later this month to address health issues in the community.
Nena Francies of the Todd School District and Shelbie Stokes of the Todd County Health Department appeared at this morning’s Fiscal Court meeting, where Ms. Francies gave the rundown on what the Todd County Community Assessment Forum will be about.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at the forum that’s scheduled for 9 until 1 O’clock on November 30th. Ms. Stokes says all different types of agencies, organizations and churches have been invited to participate and they are hoping for significant community involvement.
Todd Fiscal Court agreed to move its meeting that morning up an hour to allow magistrates time to attend. In other action, court gave Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield authority to start accepting applications from non-profit and school organizations next week to remove litter from the side of roadways in exchange for 40 dollars per mile.
Court will meet again Friday, November 30th at 8am.
Fifteenth District State Representative Brent Yonts is a member of the Task Force on Pensions in the General Assembly and says a recommendation will be made by the end of the year.
Representative Yonts says fixing the pension system problems is a monumental task.
Representative Yonts says a number of factors have led to the pension system getting in bad shape over several years, including bad investments and a lack of sufficient funding.
The General Assembly will have to take action on the matter next year in order to keep the system afloat; it’s just a matter of what action.
Yonts represents Muhlenberg and portions of Christian and Hopkins Counties.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a burglary on East 9th Street.
The break-in happened at 1928 East 9th Street, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says someone forced the back door open and stole $3,350 worth of property including tools, bicycles and household items.
The residence belongs to 58-year old Steven Mudd, who didn’t know who might have broken in. No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville City Council tonight held a special-called meeting and approved several house keeping measures with Mayor Dan Kemp also giving an update about TeleTech Services Corporation of Colorado investing millions of dollars into the local economy.
Mayor Kemp says he is happy to say that he received word that plans continue to move forward for TeleTech to invest $12 million in establishing a customer service call center in the city.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has waived permitting requirements for vehicles transporting emergency housing to victims of last week’s hurricane along the eastern seaboard.
Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock signed the waiver, which allows FEMA trailers to travel through Kentucky to areas of need more quickly.
officials say the waiver allows trailers to be transported without restriction on hours of operation and allows them to skip weigh station and carriers are also exempted from the usual requirement of rear escorts during transport.
Governor Steve Beshear stated Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed many homes on her devastating path through the northeast and that those families need warm, safe shelter, especially as the weather grows colder.
Last week, Beshear signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transport of emergency supplies in response to flooding and damages from Hurricane Sandy.