Hopkinsville City Council will once again take up a smoking ordinance tomorrow night and could make changes to the version that passed through the Committee of the Whole last month.
The Committee passed a completely different kind of ordinance presented by Councilman Paul Henson, who proposed making restaurants choose to be smoking or non-smoking and to no longer allow them to feature separate sections.
Several council members voiced opposition to that proposal, including Peggy Rogers Everett who cited concerns for the health of the general public and employees.
Councilman Philip Brooks, who has voiced support for a ban of smoking in public places in the past, was absent from that meeting and he will likely be a factor this time around. Henson’s proposal passed on a 6-to-5 vote and a “no” vote by Brooks would have resulted in a tie.
Mayor Dan Kemp has been behind the smoking ban from the start and he would be able to cast the deciding vote on any tie when it comes to the ordinance or amendments. Tuesday night’s meeting will begin at 6:30 to allow members and the public time to attend other events going on in the city.
A local woman went to Jennie Stuart Medical Center Saturday night after a wreck in the drive-thru at a Fort Campbell Boulevard restaurant.
The Hopkinsville Police Report says 38-year old Kimberly Mealing of the city was stopped and ordering her food when she was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 18-year old Holly Parker of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Parker told police she thought she was hitting the brake and hit the accelerator instead.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt and Ms. Mealing went to Jennie Stuart by private vehicle to be checked out for neck pain.
President Obama is lagging behind Mitt Romney in the Bluegrass State.
The latest "Courier-Journal" poll shows GOP challenger Romney with 53 percent versus 39 percent for Obama. The president has been to Kentucky only once for a ceremony at Fort Campbell last year.
A Hopkinsville man narrowly avoided serious injury this morning after someone fired gunshots into a house.
The incident happened at 1518 Tate Street just after midnight, when 20-year old William McAllister of Hopkinsville said he was laying on the couch watching television when he heard gunshots and a bullet passed through the room almost hitting him.
McAllister told police he got up and ran to the back of the house, while 54-year old Jessie Brody of Hopkinsville said he stayed in a bedroom until police arrived. Officers found four shell casings in the street near the residence and four bullet holes in the house.
No suspects are listed on the report and no one was injured.
An arrest warrant for prescription drug trafficking charges was served against a Hopkinsville man yesterday.
Facing one count of trafficking in a controlled substance is 50-year old Bobby Mullen of the city. The warrant alleges that Mullen sold twenty dosage units of Lortab, which is a prescription drug.
Hopkinsville Police say he provided the pills to a confidential informant. Mullen is lodged in the Christian County Jail.