Tomorrow is Freedom Friday and that means crowds will converge on downtown Hopkinsville for the annual chili cookoff.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Director Kinsley McLellan says residents can start showing up at 4 o'clock and there will be food and fun for people of all ages.
Ms. McLellan says after the chili is judged, there will be a fireworks display and then a family-friendly movie shown at West Side Park.
The winner of the chili cookoff will receive a $1,000 cash prize and smaller prizes are given to second through fourth place and to the best themed booth and crowd favorite. Freedom Friday is part of the Salute Week Series.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green says he was less than convinced by President Obama's prime time speech on Syria Tuesday night.
Senator Paul says the President failed to lay out a compelling argument that action was needed to protect America's national security interests.
Furthermore, Senator Paul doubts that President Obama would be able to keep his promise that no ground troops would be involved in the proposed limited strikes.
The Republican lawmaker says the decision to oppose military strikes is personal to him, as he doesn't see justification to put more men and women in harm's way.
Senator Paul says a strike against Syria's president may strengthen the hand of people who are no better.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is standing against military action on Syria.
He says he's voting against any possible resolution because he believes there isn't a threat to national security.
McConnell also believes a deal to turn over Syria's chemical weapons to the international community is worth exploring.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green has also publicly stated his opposition to a military strike in Syria.
While U.S. Senator Rand Paul continues to oppose military action in Syria, Kentucky's senior senator says he hasn't made up his mind yet.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke in southeast Kentucky Tuesday and said he does believe the Syrian regime used chemical weapons.
Senator McConnell says he'll continue to gather information before making his decision on how to vote.
Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green says an attack in Syria could do more harm than good.
The Bowling Green Republican says attacks could very well set off a dangerous chain of events.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been talking to congress in hopes of getting a vote of approval from both chambers to take military action in Syria. Senator Paul appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning and was asked about doing another filibuster to delay the vote. He said it was an option, but acknowledged that would only put the vote off for a few hours.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are trying to gain congressional support for military action in Syria, but it's going to be a tough sell for at least one member of the Kentucky delegation.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green appeared on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday and said striking Syria isn't in America's interest.
Senator Paul says President Obama did the right thing in asking for approval from Congress before using force, but believes the answer from the House is still very much in doubt.
The Republican lawmaker believes the Senate will approve President Obama's request.