It's likely the Kentucky General Assembly will seriously discuss public-private partnerships in the upcoming session and at least one area lawmaker says he's interested in what options might be out there.
Fifth District State Representative Kenny Imes of Murray represents Calloway and a portion of Trigg County and says there is a lot of unused land in state parks that a private company could perhaps partner with the state to develop and maybe bring the state park system closer to breaking even.
The Republican lawmaker says he isn't for privatizing the park system, he just believes the public-private partnerships concept is a way to address serious financial concerns going forward.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Atkisson listed the partnership concept as a legislative priority during his visit to Hopkinsville this week and cited the state park restaurants as an area where partnerships could be utilized.
An Eddyville man was killed and his wife was flown to an area hospital following a wreck in Lyon County Wednesday morning.
Kentucky State Police say 46-year old Murray Moore of Paducah was driving a freightliner delivery truck southbound on KY 93 around 11:15 a.m., when he stopped at the intersection with KY 293.
When Moore proceeded to cross, he struck an SUV driven by 76-year old James Smith of Eddyville, causing it to spin and strike a pickup operated by 61-year old Thomas White of Eddyville.
Smith was taken to Caldwell County Hospital and then flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. His passenger, 79-year old Margie Smith of Eddyville, was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and is in stable condition.
No one else was injured and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A grand opening celebration was held today inside Bradford Square Mall to officially mark TeleTech Services Corporation’s decision to open a state-of-the-art customer service facility in Hopkinsville.
Local elected officials and business leaders with TeleTech gathered together to mark the momentous occasion for area residents.
TeleTech Senior Vice President of Operations, Todd Baxter says about 105 employees have already been hired and that plans are now underway to hire an additional 100 workers as the company has acquired a second client.
Officials with the Chamber of Commerce announced today that Chamber President and CEO Carter Hendricks has sent in his resignation notice to pursue running for local office.
Hendricks says his resignation will be effective early next month.
Hendricks says after seeking advice from friends and family members, he has decided to run for mayor because he wants to continue to make a difference in the community.
When asked when he plans to file his paperwork to run for mayor, Hendricks says he plans to make it official close to the January 28th deadline.
The Clarksville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal vehicle collision.
Police say on Tuesday, around 10:30 p.m. a 2008 Ford Explorer was stolen in the area of Lafayette Road from an unknown location and was occupied by two suspects, a black female with long straight hair, who was the front passenger and another unknown subject.
The 2008 Explorer was driven at a high rate of speed south on Kelsey Drive where it collided with a 2003 Buick Regal that was backing from a private drive.
The Regal was operated by 24-year old Tyjuan Northington, who was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition, a juvenile passenger was taken to Gateway Medical Center, and passenger, 19-year old Danielle Hutchinson, died of injuries sustained in the collision.
Both occupants of the Explorer were unrestrained, believed to be in late teens to early twenties, and will have sustained injuries from the collision and were last seen running south on Kelsey Drive.
If anyone has any information regarding this collision, contact the Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-8477.