FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Owensboro Wins Two Awards from Kentucky League of CitiesOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK KENTUCKY, Owensboro gets recognized with two major awards from the state of Kentucky.The Kentucky League of Cities presented those awards at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting.City Manager Bill Parish was named City Employee of the Year and Owensboro joined Hopkinsville and Paducah as the 2016 Enterprise Cities Award winners.Parish is being recognized for distinguished performance to improve the local community.The enterprise city awards are given for city projects or programs making a big impact on their communities.Owensboro won for Strategic Use of Public-Private Partnerships to bring things like the International Bluegrass Museum to the city.Parrish has been with the city of Owensboro for 15 years.The city has also attracted high profile events like the Owensboro Air Show, that drew some 50,000 people.EPD Receiving 300 Narcan Kits from Organization LifelineOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Evansville Police Department will receive 300 Narcan kits through Organization Lifeline, Narcan works to block the effects of opiods during an overdose.They are a nonprofit organization started by an Indianapolis mother whose son died of a heroin overdose.The organizations founder says, before EPD receives the kits, their officers will go through training on how to use them in the beginning of November. U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off in Only Hoosier DebateOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 HEATHER GOOD CAMPAIGN 2016, INDIANA You’ve seen their ads and you’ve probably heard their names. Tuesday night voters got a chance to hear where the three Indiana candidates for U.S. Senate stand on the issues.Evan Bayh, Todd Young and Lucy Brenton faced off in their first and only debate. They’re vying for the seat currently held by Senator Dan Coats.The first question of the debate came from a Chesterton teacher asking about political divisiveness and how each candidate has worked across the aisle. Democrat Evan Bayh cited his work with a Republican State Senate to pass the 21st Century Scholars Program to help students afford school. Republican Todd Young spoke about Obamacare and repealing the 30 hour provision in the House to restore the 40 hour work week. Libertarian Lucy Brenton acknowledged she has never held office but says as a mom of ten, she knows how to deal with childish behavior like what can be found in Washington, D.C.Brenton says, “I will tell you there is no more peace making and cross the aisles then what comes along when you’re looking at a fight between a 16-year-old and 14-year-old so I’d like to bring that experience to Congress because quite frankly sometimes our congressional members act like children and sometimes they should probably be put in a corner.”The candidates also addressed the issue of climate change. Brenton says she is not convinced climate change is real. Young says it’s a global issue and not a Hoosier one. He attacked Bayh saying he supports taxes that would hurt manufacturing and farming. Bayh says it’s just not true. His plan includes investing in wind and solar energy and clean coal generation to help the mining industry.Bayh says, “We should emphasize ethanol which unfortunately Congressman Young has voted against. But, I don’t think we should have the cap and trade system and I don’t agree with the clean power plan. That’s something I disagree with Mrs. Clinton on. I think those things would be harmful to Hoosier consumers.”On the topic of sending additional troops and humanitarian aid to to places like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, Bayh says he is committed to defeating ISI and taking back terrorist strongholds. Brenton called the war illegal saying it should be stopped and only humanitarian aid should be sent. Young touted his time in the military and says he has proposed a resolution to pool NATO resources to come up with a strategy.Young says, “Some of the components to a strategy will involve flying more sorties, loosening the rules of engagement so that we can kill more of the terrorist on the ground and establishing save zones so we can address this humanitarian crisis on the ground rather than leading to a refugee crisis but in Europe and here in the United States.”The candidates also addressed dealing with Russia, gun rights and Social Security.While each candidate had an equal share of air time, both Bayh and Young payed little attention to the Libertarian candidate acknowledging her only once each during the debate.
Manchester football season to open Oct 29The 2015-16 Manchester Football Association (MFA) season will kick-off on Thursday, October 29, with the Brumalia House Knock Out competition.The draw took place at the MFA offices at the RADA Complex earlier this week and 16 teams will compete. Defending champions Porus United will feature in the lone October 29 match against Old England.A date is yet to be finalised for the other seven opening round games. Those games are: Alligator Pond vs Plouden; Hillstars vs Star Zone; Downs vs NCU; Ricam Academy vs Villa United; Mile Gully vs Greenvale; Comfort vs Technical Strikers; and Georges Valley vs Land Settlement.The newcomers are NCU, Star Zone and Technical Strikers.Porus begins Peter Bunting defence with winPorus began their defence of the Central Manchester Sports Development Football League on a winning note last weekend, with a 6-2 victory against Top Coffee Grove Community team.The league, which is sponsored by Central Manchester Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting, kicked off with two games at Comfort Community Centre. The second game saw hosts Comfort defeating neighbours New Hall 5-1. Thirty teams are contesting the League. Top Coffee Grove number among four newcomers in this the third season. The others are Belair Strikers, Bombay and May Day.The opening round also saw Land Settlement scoring the highest margin of victory – a 10-0 shut-out of Kendal. A summary of other results saw Albion outscoring Old England 4-2, Inverness stomping New Vision 5-0, Mandeville United welcoming Belair Strikers 3-0 and the Police team drawing 2-2 with Bonito Strikers.Matches will resume tomorrow with double-headers at five venues. Opening games kick-off at 1:30 p.m., with the final games set for 3:30 p.m.Belair win in Howie Chin Prep LeagueKyode Smith’s goal proved decisive as Belair shocked defending champions Mount St Joseph 1-0 in last week’s second round of the Howie Chin Memorial Cup for Preparatory Schools in Manchester.Belair have now moved to six points, following their opening round 3-0 shut-out of Charagape. It was also a tough second round for Mountt St Joseph in the female category, where they are also the defending champions. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Emmanuel, who were previously beaten 2-0 by Belair.In other boys matches, Knox completed a 3-1 win over El Instituto, while in a surprise result, Yabnel edged Sacred Heart 1-0 on a Ramone Henry strike.The most impressive scoreline of the second round came in the girl’s competition, when Timika Scarlett’s four-timer gave Belair a 4-1 win over Knox Prep.Manchester to host inaugural Knox 7KManchester will host its fourth road race for runners and walkers, when Knox Community College hosts its inaugural Knox 7K on October 31.The day’s events will be hosted at its Cobbla campus, near Spaldings. The event will form part of Knox’s commemoration of 40 years as an institution which caters for primary, high school and community college education.The High Mountain Coffee 10K is the first on the Manchester calendar each year. Earlier this month, the parish saw the debut of the Church Teachers’ College 5K. The Burger King 5K will take place on October 25.Age categories for both events will be 19 and under, 20-39 and 40 and over, for which the organisers are offering prizes. Interested athletes and enthusiasts can go to the school’s website at kcc.edu.jm to register.