An airplane carrying about 179 passengers, including a Hopkinsville man had to be diverted today after a woman onboard claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her.
Tony Harbold, the father of 22-year old Campbellsville University student John Harbold, who was on the flight describes what his son mentioned about the woman.
Christian County Clerk Mike Kem says as he anticipated previously, voter turn-out for the Primary election has been slow this morning.
Kem reports there were no significant issues concerning voting, but noted an issue with scanning at one of the precincts.
Area voters still have until 6 p.m. to cast their ballots in the election with officials saying all Democrats and Republicans eligible to vote in at least one race.
Ward 1 Hopkinsville City Councilman Fred Atkins has been deeply missed by fellow council members and friends over the past month after suffering a stroke.
Mayor Dan Kemp says he is pleased to announce that Councilman Atkins’ health continues to improve and was recently admitted to the University of Louisville’s Stroke Center, but will be moving to a general hospital room within the next few days.
Mayor Kemp says doctors are optimistic that he will be able receive rehabilitation at a Hopkinsville facility in the near future.
The Atkins family wanted to send their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the community’s prayers and well wishes during his recovery.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says his office has already received several complaints concerning possible voter fraud this morning.
Attorney General Conway says his office has received about four complaints of possible voter fraud in Jefferson, Magoffin, Jessamine and Carter Counties as of 10:30 a.m.
The complaints were received through the Attorney General’s election fraud hotline at 1-800-328-vote.
By law, the office of the Attorney General can not release details concerning specific complaints or possible pending investigations.
Attorney General Conway is encouraging residents to continue to call the hotline to report suspected voter fraud.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble unveiled his proposed $24.5 million dollar budget for the upcoming fiscal year this morning.
During today’s Christian Fiscal Court meeting, Judge Tribble described his proposed budget as balanced during a time of economic uncertainty and that the county was not immune from cuts.
The proposed budget includes a 2.9 percent cost of living pay increase for all county employees, with the exception of magistrates.
Judge Tribble says the proposed budget also includes no increases in health benefits.
Magistrates unanimously approved the first reading of the proposed budget and will likely vote on it next month.