Christian County residents are reminded to participate in tomorrow morning’s household hazardous waste disposal event.
The event will run from 8 until noon at the Public Works Complex on North Main Street in Hopkinsville, with Ashley Johnson of the Pennyrile Area Development District listing off some of the items one can bring.
Ms. Johnson says most things that can’t be thrown into the regular trash will be accepted from Christian County residents.
The Public Works Complex is the old Pennyrile Ford building on North Main, between Glass Avenue and Talbert Drive.
The Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow morning and afternoon.
The fire department on the Butler Road will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 8 until 3, with money raised to help fund the operation of the department.
Hopkinsville City Council tonight were split down the middle when it came to passing the second reading of a public smoking ban ordinance with Mayor Dan Kemp having to break the tie.
The ordinance passed, despite receiving opposition from Council members Jimmy Dossett, Wesley Grimes, Ann Cherry, Patricia Bell, Paul Henson and Marby Schlegel, who all voted against the measure.
Things even got a little heated between Councilmen Paul Henson and Charlie Henderson.
Prior to voting, Henson first expressed his distaste in having to even consider the very idea of adopting a public smoking ban, which he stated would be a huge disservice to the community.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision early this morning in Webster County.
State Police say the wreck occurred on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, just 3 miles north of Sebree around 6:45 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that 61-year old Margaret B. Wells of Manitou was driving a 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck northbound on the parkway when she reached for her phone and lost control of the vehicle.
As a result, Wells’ vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and overturned on its passenger side in a ditch.
Wells, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated at the scene by Webster County EMS. There were no passengers.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that a notice process is underway for Kentuckians who purchased e-books and are eligible to receive compensation under a $69 million national settlement with publishers.
About $700,000 of the multi-million dollar settlement has been set aside for Kentucky consumers who purchased e-books from April 1st,2010 through May 21st from Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster Inc.
If the court gives final approval, consumers who bought one or more qualifying e-books during that time frame and who followed the instructions in their notices will receive a credit into their e-book retailer account or a check.
Last month, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., and Simon & Schuster Inc. agreed to pay over $69 million to consumers to resolve antitrust claims of an alleged unlawful conspiracy to fix the prices of electronic books and also agreed to change the way they price e-books.