Local News Tuesday, June 11

Today:   Sunny and 77

8WESTERN KENTUCKY 0610 The National Weather Service says high pressure will bring us an extended period of dry weather.  No rainfall is forecast the next six days.

25MADISONVILLE 0608 The I-69 driver who was seen by the police driving erratically is facing three charges.  During the traffic stop, the Madisonville officer could smell marijuana.  This led to a search of 19-year-old Justin Dawson’s vehicle.  The officer located a backpack in Dawson’s  truck with over a pound of marijuana, as well as several baggies for packing, a rolling tray, and a large sum of money.

26MADISONVILLE 0603 The effort to clean up after the tornado is much like what we went through two and a half years ago.  There’s plenty of things to do and the need for volunteers continues.   Here’s Mayor Kevin Cotton.

Kevin Cotton 0603c…16″…working.

20WEBSTER COUNTY 0610 The Webster County Sheriff’s Office is holding a man believed to be engaged in the trafficking of controlled substances, including L-S-D..  A warrant had been issued for Jordan Wright of Providence.  Wright is facing three counts, including Conspiracy to Traffic in Controlled Substances.  It would be his 2nd Offense.

15DRAKESBORO 0610 In Drakesboro, the gas company is purging the system.  Drakesboro natural gas is visiting each customer to check for leaks and will re-light appliances. Residents are asked to not turn on their gas until the service has been locked and then restored.  

13HOPKINS COUNTY 0607 The Kentucky Jailers Association is naming a local resident as the  Deputy Jailer of the Year.  Sergeant Morris Cunningham was nominated for his selfless and heroic acts while serving at the Hopkins County Jail.  

From the C-Plant Federal Credit Union Newsroom,   I’m Boyce Tate.



Today:   Sunny and 77

22HOPKINS COUNTY 0610 The Hopkins County Jailer is known around the state.  Mike Lewis has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Jailers Association.  His term continues through next year.  The announcement was made at the Kentucky Jailers Association’s Summer Conference.  This will be Lewis’ 6th consecutive year of being a board member.  

32WEBSTER COUNTY 0604 It’s called the popup driver’s license.  It’s the latest thing from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  It’s a traveling service that brings all the services offered in Driver Licensing Regional Offices to communities that do not have a regional office. For example, if your license expires anytime this year, you can renew at this pop up event in Webster County. The popup driver’s license is in Dixon today.  at the Webster County Extension Office at 11-18 US-41 Alternate.

34KENTUCKY 0610 The latest Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that most Kentucky kids are not academically prepared for a successful future.  Dr. Terry Brooks is with Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Terry Brooks 0610a…12″…Frankfort.

Dr. Brooks says 79-percent of the state’s eighth graders were behind in math, and 69-percent of fourth graders were behind in reading.

17WEBSTER COUNTY 0608 A former member of the Webster County High School softball team is now wearing a national championship ring.  Karlie Keeney was a pitcher for the University of Oklahoma team that won the national title..  Keeney was a graduate student who spent four years at Liberty University before transferring to Oklahoma.

From the C-Plant Federal Credit Union Newsroom,   I’m Boyce Tate.