Hopkinsville Community College officials say a student transition center is expected to open at the local college to provide a one-stop shop for students and veterans seeking to further their education.
Officials will be unveiling its new student transition center during two open house events on Thursday, November 8th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and then Wednesday, November 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The new center will be located inside the Technology Center room and will have four on-site, four-year university partners from Murray State University, Lindsey Wilson College, Austin Peay State University and Western Kentucky University.
The center will also have a transfer advisor, a veterans affairs certifying official, a computer lab, resource library and a receptionist for students seeking advice.
Officials say several student workers will also be employed at the center and will serve as peer advisors to visiting students.
For more information about the newly established Student Transition Center, contact 270-707-3805.
Officials with the Christian County Economic Council say they are pleased to announce that Hopkinsville Data Park, located on US 68/80 has joined an elite group of locations identified in a recent Deloitte Consulting study.
Officials say the 315 acre site features accessibility, telecommunications infrastructure, and the availability of reliable electric power required to meet the criteria of data center companies.
Hopkinsville has been recognized as one of only 22 sites in the seven-state TVA service region to receive this readiness designation.
The Tennessee Valley Authority hired Chicago-based Deloitte Consulting to identify and evaluate locations in TVA's seven-state, 80,000 square-mile service territory.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble was quoted as saying having this site certified as a primary data center location gives Christian County an advantage in the highly competitive site selection process.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp added that receiving this development-ready certification signifies not only that this property is an ideal data center location, but also that the City of Hopkinsville has what it takes to be a great home for high-tech industries.
The annual Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service Awards Dinner took place Friday with many local firefighters being recognized for their service and sacrifice.
The recipients of this year’s Firefighters of the Year for their respective stations included: Liza Kurt with the Rescue Squad, Jason Smith with the Palmyra Station, Shaun Arms with the Cunningham Station, Thomas Higgins with the St. Bethlehem Station, Jamie Sensing with the East Montgomery Station and John Bateman with the Woodlawn Station.
Montgomery County officials say Shaun Arms was also given the high honor of being selected as the Overall Firefighter of the Year for 2012.
Arms has been a volunteer firefighter since 2006 and currently serves with the Cunningham Volunteer Fire Service.
The awards banquet took place at the William O. Beach Civic Hall.
In honor of Election Day, Clarksville residents and visitors are invited to ride Clarksville Transit System buses for free all day long.
Officials say they are offering the free rides for a number of reasons.
CTS Director, Jimmy Smith says by offering free rides, he hopes residents will be encouraged to get out and vote, while enjoying public transportation.
Buses will operate on nine specific routes that will circulate through the downtown Transit Center at 200 Legion Street.
Fare for a one-way bus ride usually costs about $1.50, but all rides and transfers will be free on Tuesday.
CTS buses operate from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday’s bus routes begin at 7 a.m.
Clarksville Police say they conducted yet another successful impaired driving saturation patrol over the weekend.
Police say between Friday and Saturday, eight motorists were charged with DUI, while eight more people were charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, 13 people were cited for not having insurance and 50 people were cited for speeding.
In addition, police charged four people for public intoxication, two people for simple possession and two people for implied consent and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
Police say 126 vehicles were stopped and that 135 charges were levied against people, who were stopped in their vehicles during the saturation patrol.
The impaired driving saturation patrol was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.