Christian County Attorney Mike Foster has made it official he will run in next year's election for an eighth term.
It was reported on WHOP News September 9th that Foster would run again and he sent out a news release Tuesday, saying he had filed his papers.
Foster says he's in good health and has a desire to continue working, so he saw no reason not to run again.
The veteran county attorney says he's proud of his staff and proud of changes made at his office—including the creation of a Domestic Violence Unit and successes in child support collection efforts.
Foster says the Domestic Violence Unit has served 625 victims in the last 12 months. He is currently unopposed in the 2014 Democratic Primary and General Election.
Officials with the 101st Airborne Division say soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will be brave the cold tomorrow for the chance to earn a coveted military badge.
Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, otherwise known as Rakkasans, will undergo numerous physical challenges to earn their Expert Infantry Badge, which is considered to be the most prominent qualification event for infantry Soldiers in the Army.
Military officials say testing includes a physical fitness test, land navigation course, weapons qualification, a 12-mile foot march, and multiple stations that will challenge the infantrymen’s skills in first aid, calling for fire, as well as Military Operations in Urban Terrain and patrol operations.
One home was destroyed and another damaged in two separate fires on East 18th Street Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.
The worst fire happened around 1 a.m. at 1001 East 18th, where 18 fire-fighters and eight trucks responded and found flames and smoke coming from the structure.
The resident of the house is listed as Cassandria Hampton on the Hopkinsville Fire Department report, which says no one was home when the blaze began.
Fire spread to all portions of the home and half of the roof collapsed. The report from Battalion Chief Michael Workman says the structure was a total loss at $58,000 worth of damage done to the building and contents.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and it's currently listed as undetermined.
The earlier fire happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday at 110 East 18th, where an apparent electrical fire did $4,000 worth of damage to the home and contents of Robert Bussell.
No one was injured in either incident.
Kentucky State Police have located a former Fort Campbell soldier who had been listed as a missing person.
A news release from KSP says 21-year old Jordan Thomas Welch was located safe and in good health Monday. Police had asked for the public's help in locating Welch after his sister had not been able to contact him in over two months.
A local teen went to Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a rear-end collision on East 9th Street Monday morning.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 36-year old Casandra Catlett of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic near 9th and railroad around 10:30. Police say 57-year old Diana Denton of Hopkinsville came over the railroad tracks and struck Ms. Catlett's vehicle in the rear.
Ms. Catlett's passenger—14-year old Cassieona Mosby of Hopkinsville—was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of neck pain.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.