A delegation from the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance recently made another trip to Frankfort.
A news release says representatives of Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties in a variety of capacities advocated for projects important to the area.
The leaders met with several elected officials including Governor Steve Beshear, Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, State Representative John Tilley and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock.
The alliance members focused on several projects of regional significance, including the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, the Todd Career Path Institute and the proposed Hopkinsville Community College Allied Health building.
Kentucky is under fire from the Center for Disease Control due to what it calls the overuse of antibiotics.
A new study commissioned by the agency shows residents in the Commonwealth and neighboring West Virginia take nearly double the amount over other states.
The overuse could lead to the drugs being ineffective when battling certain illnesses. There's also a marked increase during cold and flu season, which could be prevented with a flu shot.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating after someone stole 5-thousand dollars worth of property from a city storage facility.
The report says the theft happened sometime between July 1st and October 31st at 3300 Canton Pike, where 5-thousand dollars worth of electrical extension cords were taken.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A wreck involving a tractor-trailer on East 9th Street yesterday afternoon injured two local residents.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 55-year old Gary Peel of Martinsville, Indiana was attempting to turn left onto Skyline Drive just before 3pm and 58-year old Vicki Whitney of Hopkinsville had a green light going straight ahead.
Peel failed to yield the right of way and turned and struck the left side of Ms. Whitney’s vehicle in the intersection. Ms. Whitney and her passenger, 48-year old Penny Quarles of Hopkinsville, were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Peel was not hurt in the incident.
The 11th annual Kentucky New Era and Rotary Regional Academic All-Star Team awards and recognition ceremony took place tonight and was held at Hopkinsville Community College.
About 104 students from area middle and high schools were recognized for their academic achievements during the ceremony.
The guest speaker of the event was Hopkinsville native, Raymond Burse, who earned a degree from Centre College and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England and later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Burse offered words of encouragement and stressed the importance of getting an education to hundreds of area students and their families.
Burse also stated that without an education, an individual would struggle throughout life.
The Academic All-Stars Awards ceremony recognizes area middle and high school students for their academic excellence with program, which first began in 2003, recognizing about 1,000 students with over $100,000 in scholarships.