U.S. Senator Rand Paul was the guest speaker at today’s Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club meeting, where he spoke about several hot topics like ObamaCare.
Senator Paul says his stance on ObamaCare has not changed, even though the U.S. Supreme Court determined it to be constitutional.
Senator Paul explains he has a huge problem with giving the government too much power, especially when it comes to making decisions on a person’s welfare.
Drunk driving is a recipe for disaster and that’s why Clarksville Police will once again step up their game this weekend to look for impaired drivers.
Clarksville Police will be conducting city-wide impaired driving saturation patrols Friday and Saturday between 10 p.m. through 4 a.m.
Police say the purpose of the patrols is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through increased traffic enforcement.
The saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The 2012 edition of the Christian County Relay for Life is getting very close to meeting its goal for the year.
Relay chair Ashley Johnson says the current total stands at $128,776—a little over 12-hundred dollars short of the 130-thousand dollar goal.
Ms. Johnson says the relay has until the end of next month to raise that money and she’s confident it will get done.
Christian County has always supported the local relay well and Ms. Johnson says she and the others working to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients are certainly appreciative.
Anyone wanting to help the local relay meet the goal this year can call Ashley Johnson at 839-4400.
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke is joining House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover in asking Governor Steve Beshear to “opt out” of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Some states are vowing to do just that and Representative Dossett says Kentucky is already having a hard enough time meeting costs of healthcare under the managed care Medicaid program.
There are already approximately 900-thousand Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Dossett says the additional burden combined with the retirement system problems and other economic hardships will create more issues.
Even with the pleas from Republicans and some Democrats, Representative Dossett says he isn’t optimistic the Governor will lead Kentucky in that direction to opt out.
Minority Leader Hoover said in a morning news conference that the health care legislation could force the commonwealth to consider serious tax increases.
It’s Christian County Farm Bureau day at the Western Kentucky State fair, with members able to get in free with the flier they got in the mail recently.
Christian County Farm Bureau President Joe Rives is inviting members to use their flier between 4 and 6pm, with the meeting beginning at 6 o’clock.
The featured entertainment in the grandstand will be the local farm stock tractor pulls, when local farmers will compete for bragging rights. J.R. Knight explains.
It’s another arm band night for rides and there will be a 500 dollar drawing at 9pm in front of the convention center.