A public hearing took place at the Christian County Courthouse this morning regarding the possible transfer of water service from the county to HWEA in the near future.
Most of the areas in question are in the Pembroke region and not in any city limits. They include Pembroke Road, Old Edwards Mill Road, Salubra Springs Road and East Nashville Street. Davenport Lane and a portion of U.S. 68 west of Hopkinsville are also included.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster says the county is currently buying water from HWEA and selling it to the customer, so a transfer of service would cut the customers’ water bill.
The transfer would require property owners to sign a consent for annexation into Hopkinsville, though it’s very possible the city would never make the annex happen.
Foster says the one resident who spoke against the measure did not want to be annexed and her concerns will be taken into consideration.
The hearing was only the first step in the process, which will require approval from various government agencies.
The 2012 fiscal year is just about over for the Christian County Relay for Life and this year’s goal has been met and surpassed.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she can’t thank the community enough for raising over 130-thousand dollars for cancer patients and research.
Ms. Johnson says the achievement means even more considering the money was raised in a sluggish economy when money doesn’t go as far as it once did.
Ms. Johnson says preparations are already being made for next year’s relay.
A single-vehicle wreck in the north part of Christian County over the weekend sent a Crofton woman to the hospital.
The incident happened just after midnight Saturday, according to the report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, which says 27-year old Rebecca Webster of Adams-Store Road was northbound on Poole Mill Road when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the right shoulder of the road.
Ms. Webster’s vehicle hit an embankment and struck a ridge that caused her to flip and land facing southbound traffic. She was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Tomorrow is the first day of school in the Christian County Public School System and motorists are reminded to use extra caution during their morning commute.
It’s easy to get out of the routine of slowing down in school zones and being on the lookout for buses during the summer, but police say it’s time to use extra caution.
Specifically, Kentucky State Trooper Michael Webb says drivers need to focus their complete attention on the road and not a cell phone.
Trooper Webb says motorists should keep in mind laws regarding school buses and to never disregard the “stop” signal they display when loading and unloading students.
There were 1,600 crashes involving school buses in Kentucky last year, resulting in over 500 injuries and five deaths. One of those fatal wrecks happened last August in Todd County, when 45-year old Dale Cherry of Bowling Green was killed after the driver of the pickup he was in attempted to pass a bus and hit a tree on U.S. 79 north of Guthrie. No students were injured in that incident, though the truck did sideswipe the bus.
Governor Steve Beshear announced on Monday that a visitation a memorial for his Chief of Staff, Mike Haydon will be held in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday afternoon.
Staffers at the Governor’s Office say Haydon passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home in Springfield.
Governor Beshear states that after talking with Haydon’s family, he felt it was appropriate to hold a memorial in his honor at the Capitol, where he had spent so many years working for Kentuckians.