State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville will join Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer Thursday morning when they appear with U.S. Senator Rand Paul for a news conference at the Kentucky State Fair regarding industrial hemp.
Senator Pendleton, who is a Democrat, has supported legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in Kentucky for the last several years. Commissioner Comer, who is a Republican, has paired up with the senator on many occasions across Kentucky to speak to crowds about the product which they say is not the same as marijuana and that would help agriculture and create jobs.
One of the most well-known politicians in the country has joined them in Senator Paul and Pendleton says he’s glad to see the bi-partisan rally.
Senator Pendleton says having high ranking officials such as Commissioner Comer and Senator Paul supporting industrial hemp is unprecedented.
Federal law would still ban growing industrial hemp even if Kentucky passed a new law, but supporters want Kentucky farmers to be ready to start growing the product if and when those regulations are released.
Another arrest has resulted from a deer camera video posted on the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says the public helped his department identify a second suspect in a theft at a junk yard as 34-year old Jonathan McCoy. He was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and charged with theft, criminal trespass and tampering with evidence for the incident caught on the deer camera and charged with a second count of theft on an unrelated incident.
Sheriff Burnam says he can’t thank the citizens of Trigg County enough for their help in providing tips and encourages them to continue doing so. McCoy remains in the McCracken County Jail.
Cadiz Police are investigating an apparent attempted break-in at a drug store from early this morning.
Officers were called to Save-On Drugs at 266 Main Street around 4am to respond to an alarm. Officer Aaron Acree found the drive-through window had been tampered with an apparent attempt to gain entry to the store.
The perpetrator was not able to get inside and the store’s owner told police nothing had been taken. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious outside of the store around 4am should call Cadiz Police at 270-522-8369.
U.S. Attorney David Hale will be in Hopkinsville tomorrow for a press conference regarding local persistent felons.
A news release from Hale’s office says he will appear with local law enforcement to discuss the recent indictments of persistent drug and violent crime offenders in the Hopkinsville community.
He says the most recent arrests are part of an ongoing joint investigation involving the Hopkinsville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The names of the arrested individuals will be released at the press conference, according to the news release.
A building owned by the Veterans Administration was broken into in recent weeks, with the perpetrator doing major damage.
The building at 1816 South Virginias Street was broken into between July 17th and Friday, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says unknown suspects caused significant damage while removing a thousand dollars worth of copper wiring and pipes.