For the first time in over 30 years, Pembroke hosted a Harvest Festival Saturday.
The event kicked off with a parade at 10am, where various local organizations, first responders and political candidates participated and threw candy to families lining Nashville and South Main Streets.
Pembroke City Clerk Holly Stokes said Pembroke wanted to bring back the tradition of hosting a festival each fall.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is expected to be in Hopkinsville Monday night as a special guest at a sold-out Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser at Harper House.
This dinner is the start of Comer’s vision to have dinners hosted by agriculture families all across the Commonwealth where the menu is 100 percent Kentucky Proud.
Commissioner Comer was quoted as saying that he was looking forward to returning to Hoptown to promote delicious foods straight from Kentucky farms.
Commissioner Comer also added that it was his job to look for new and creative markets for Kentucky farm products, and he hopes these Farm to Table dinners will catch on and families across the state will want to host or attend these events.
Organizers of the event say local and state produce, protein and beverages will be prepared for the dinner and there will be a silent auction, and a taping of the “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” TV show.
Proceeds from the Hoptown dinner will benefit the Trilogy Center for Women.
Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors.
Two positions were created as a result of term expirations.
Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Nominating Commission at their next meeting.
To request an application, please contact Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Cindy Cannon at 502-564-2611.
Applications are available online at www.kentucky.gov and must be submitted by November 14th.
A Hopkinsville native was killed in a wreck in Washington State Wednesday morning.
The “Gig Harbor Patch” reports 47-year old Patricia “Patti” Pierce of Gig Harbor, Washington was eastbound on State Route 302 around 9:15 Wednesday morning when she crossed the center lane and hit an oncoming vehicle.
Ms. Pierce was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver and a child passenger in the other vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals.
Ms. Pierce was a graduate of Hopkinsville High School and still has family in the area. Memorial services are set for 5pm Monday at Southside Church of Christ.
The National Weather Service has released its outlook for the upcoming winter season, which doesn’t show much out of the ordinary for western Kentucky.
A forecaster at the National Weather Service in Paducah, Robin Smith says the upcoming winter likely won’t be any more or less harsh than an in an average year.
Smith says that is of course subject to change, as there are a number of factors that could come into play that could make the weather go one way or the other.
Much of western Kentucky is still running below normal on precipitation this year and Smith says he doesn’t see much in the long-term outlooks to say that will change any time soon.
Last winter was abnormally warm and lacked any major snow storms, while two winters ago was abnormally harsh with several winter weather episodes that caused problems.