Hopkinsville recycling program halted until further notice

Hopkinsville Solid Waste will suspend curbside recycling and all recycling drop off sites will be closed to the public, starting Monday.

The recycle center will also close Monday until further notice.

Residential Herbie service will continue to be picked up on the regular route days.

Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.

Federal stimulus package passes Senate

The U.S. Senate passed the emergency relief stimulus package dubbed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Wednesday night.

The CARES Act aims to ease financial concerns for small businesses, improve access to health care, provide an emergency increase for unemployment benefits, aide small businesses through a “paycheck protection program,” and sets up a loan program and support for Federal Reserve credit facilities, among several other provisions.

Some highlights of the CARES Act include:

• $349 billion small business “paycheck protection program”

• Loan program and credit facility with $500 billion in assistanceBusiness tax provisions delaying employer payroll taxes

• Payments and relief for individuals up to $1,200 per individual and $500 per child. Payments would start to phase out for individuals with gross incomes more than $75,000, and those making more than $99,000 would not qualify at all.

• Pandemic unemployment assistance for those not eligible for regular UI

• Increase of $600 per worker in unemployment benefits

• Improved access to health care

Kentucky income tax return filing deadline extended to July 15

At Gov. Andy Beshear’s direction, the Kentucky Department of Revenue is extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax filing deadline to July 15.

The move tracks with income tax relief provisions issued March 20 by the federal Internal Revenue Service in response to disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Kentucky’s tax filing relief applies only to income taxes, including for individual, corporate, fiduciary and pass-through entities that normally would be due April 15. It does not apply to withholding tax, sales and use tax or other types of state taxes.

Trigg deputy coroner passes training

Trigg County Deputy Coroner Jimmy Hart completed training and successfully passed an examination at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. He is now certified to conduct post mortem examinations within the state of Kentucky.

Trigg Coroner John Mark Vinson appointed Hart as a deputy in January. He was sworn into office by Trigg County Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander.

Hart was a longtime member of Cadiz Fire Department, former EMT with Trigg County Ambulance service, Trigg County Rescue Squad and served as special deputy for former Trigg County Sherriff Randy Clark.

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