Marion, KY – Ice Storm debris removal cleanup crews have moved into Crittenden County. Contractors will work on main arteries through the county this week and hope to complete debris removal in several areas. Motorists should use caution driving through the area and be prepared for possible delays.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has chosen Fifth District Representative Melvin Henley as an alternate member of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). Henley will serve on the Economic Development Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee for the coming year. The SLC comprises sixteen states. Members meet periodically throughout the year to share ideas for state improvement.
Benton, KY – A representative for an unnamed corporation has purchased the old Marshall County Hospital facility. Hospital Public Relations Director Marica Smith says a bid has been accepted and they are working through closing negotiations. Smith would not disclose the bid amount. The hospital staff moved into a larger facility earlier this year. There is no official word on how the corporation will use the building.
Washington, D.C – Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning says he received about 125 thousand dollars at two fundraisers this month and suggests his potential Democratic challengers may want to rethink the race. Bunning spoke with reporters during his weekly conference call from Washington Tuesday. He says that though fundraising has improved, he probably won't need to generate as much money as he had first expected.