A Republican state lawmaker is proposing to eliminate pension plans for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.
State Representative David Floyd of Bardstown is proposing bills that would do away with legislative pensions and also change the formula for combining pensions in the legislative and judicial branches.
Any legislator elected after August 1st, 2013 would not be eligible for the retirement plan under Floyd’s proposal and any member serving before that date would have the option to opt out.
Clarksville Police arrested a woman on indecent exposure charges after she allegedly stripped down to only a shirt in a convenience store.
The incident happened at the Minit Mart on Trenton Road around 9:20 last night, when 42-year old Aloah Wyatt of Elkmont Drive allegedly walked into the store and took off her shorts while under the influence of alcohol.
A clerk at the store said she was also using vulgar language. Officer Jeffrey Jackson arrived to find Wyatt standing outside, still allegedly only wearing a shirt. She was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication.
A Marshall County Grand Jury will hear a case for second degree manslaughter against a suspect accused of choking a man to death while waiting for police to arrive.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Howard Baier and Jimmy Filbeck were fighting on July 18th when Filbeck attempted to restrain Baier until deputies arrived.
Baier was dead when police arrived and an autopsy revealed he died from being choked and suffocated. Those findings were consistent with statements given by Filbeck at the scene. The Marshall County Grand Jury will decide on whether to charge Filbeck with manslaughter on September 13th.
The 25th Annual Trail of Tears Inter-Tribal Pow Wow gets underway Friday evening at the park and officials are hoping for a great turnout.
Temperatures are supposed to top out in the 70’s Saturday and Sunday and Friday night should be pleasant too, assuming the rain stays away until after the 6pm concert by the Southern Dirt Band and Indigenous.
Organizer Peg Hays says there will be all of the old traditions and more through the weekend.
As always, attendees are also encouraged to look at and commemorate the history of the park and remember those Native Americans who died on the march to Oklahoma.
Friday night’s concerts are free to attend, while admission Saturday and Sunday is six dollars.
The 2012 United Way fundraising campaign officially kicks off tomorrow morning.
A kickoff breakfast is set for 7am at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center, according to Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, who is the co-chair of this year’s campaign along with his wife Henrietta.
Mayor Kemp says this year’s goal is 738-thousand dollars, a goal he believes is attainable with the support of the community.
Many Hopkinsville businesses and individuals will donate over the next few months and the total amount raised will be announced January 10th at the annual celebration dinner.