One of the highest ranking Kentucky Health and Family Services officials is stepping down.
Cabinet Commissioner Patricia Wilson tendered her resignation late last week. She was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the post nearly three years ago. The "Herald Leader" reports there's no word if the ongoing battle on child death case information had anything to do with her departure.
Many questions have been asked of high ranking state officials following revelations in the case of 9-year old Amy Dye of Todd County, with documents showing a lifetime of alleged abuse before she was murdered by her brother, 18-year old Garrett Dye, near their Dogwood Road home in Todd County February 4th.
The man wanted in connection with a murder in Trigg County Sunday morning has turned himself in to authorities.
State Police say 19-year old Dwight Wisdom of Princeton turned himself in at the McCracken County Jail around 9pm last night. Wisdom is accused of fatally shooting 26-year old Eric Jones of Cadiz at a party around 2am Sunday at the Trigg County Sports Complex.
Wisdom is charged with one count of murder and police say the investigation continues.
Dave Fernandez makes announcement/photo by Marie Fainter
A Hopkinsville native is returning to her hometown to take the helm of a local organization.
During the public comments portion of tonight’s city council meeting, Pennyroyal Area Museum Board Chairman Dave Fernandez proudly announced that Hopkinsville native and Hopkinsville High School Alumni Alissa Keller has been hired as the new museum director.
According to Fernandez, he is proud to accomplish one of his goals that he made while he was on the city council in bringing back young adults after they graduate from college and offering them jobs.
Keller’s reception is scheduled to take place Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pennyroyal Area Museum located at 217 East 9th Street.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is one step closer to getting a new building.
After more than an hour of discussion tonight, Hopkinsville City Council passed an ordinance in its first reading to finance a new municipal building.
The measure passed on a nine to three vote with Council members Paul Henson, Charlie Henderson and Anne Cherry voting no.
Prior to voting, Councilman Henderson was among other Council members who expressed their concern about the city’s proposed multi-million dollar plan to renovate the current municipal building to house the police department.
According to Henderson the current proposed plans comes with a hefty cost and that he believed officials should use a common sense approach and spend half the money and still provide the police department with a spacious building.
All council members were present during tonight’s council meeting.
Disaster preparedness and appointing officers were just two topics discussed during today’s Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council’s quarterly meeting.
The corps council re-elected Dan Nicholson as chairman and says he is thrilled to be abled to continue his efforts in serving the community.
Local officials from around the region then spoke about ongoing efforts to prepare residents of disasters, especially during the winter, when power is likely to go out.
Nicholson says residents can do simple things right now to prepare for disasters, like creating a kit containing essential items like food, water, blankets, batteries, flash lights and medicines.
For more information about the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council or how you can prepare for a possible disaster, contact Dan Nicholson at 270-498-6221.