Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Providence Council talks fireworks, uptown parking

Providence City Council met Monday night with all members present.  City Attorney Richard Peyton read a draft proposal regarding the use of consumer fireworks in the city.  Members of the council have been receiving many complaints of fireworks being set off at all hours of the night in the weeks preceding the 4th of July holiday and continuing throughout recent days.  The proposed ordinance, as read would primarily restrict personal use of fireworks to the week of July 4th, as well as New Year’s Eve, and day.  Also included were fees that might be imposed on local vendors of fireworks. 

Accident leaves two dead, driver charged with DUI and murder

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) charged the driver in a Sunday afternoon fatal car accident with a DUI (1st offense) and 2 counts of Murder.

The initial KSP report states that Christopher S. Duncan, 43 of Dixon, was operating a 1996 Ford Ranger westbound in the eastbound lane of travel on Highway 132 when he met a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve.  The pickup truck struck the motorcycle head-on, ejecting the operator, Johnathan G. Gray, 24, Utica, and the passenger, Paula M. Hamilton, 26, Livermore.

Work Ready event this Thursday

J-E Editor
Webster County Work Ready hopes to take another step forward on Thursday when the group hosts ‘Hot Topics Luncheon: State of the Commonwealth, County and School’, a meeting that hopes to bring together business, political and educational leaders from around the county.