Military Affairs, the Division of Parks and Recreation, the City of Hopkinsville and Christian Fiscal Court will be hosting an event next month to honor local veterans.
A Veteran’s Honor Parade is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m. in downtown Hopkinsville.
The parade route will be down Virginia Street from the War Memorial building turning left onto 9th Street to the Justice Center.
A float will also be available for those Veterans who would like ride, instead of walk in the parade.
Every participating Veteran will receive a hand held American Flag to take home as a token of appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
Veterans who attend the parade will also be recognized during a short closing ceremony following the .5 mile parade at the Justice Center.
A single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 69 in Caldwell County early this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 6:15, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police, which says 18-year old Devin Redmon of Manchester, Ohio was southbound when he ran off the right side of the road.
Redmon over-corrected and lost control, crossing the median and northbound lanes before striking a guard rail. Redmon, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The young girl wounded in a drive-by shooting on Durrett Avenue last night remains in a Nashville hospital.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the 8-year old girl is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Officers responded to 1413 Durrett just after 7 when someone in a vehicle fired shots into the residence occupied by the child and two adult females.
One of the adults, 59-year old Louvenia Wilford of Hopkinsville, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center. The other adult was not hurt.
Chief Guy Howie said police got conflicting witness reports regarding the type of vehicle involved in the incident and no arrests have been made.
Pembroke will bring back an old tradition later this month when residents will line the streets and head to the community center for Harvest Festival.
The festival will be Saturday, October 20th—as described by Magistrate Jack Lackey.
Squire Lackey says it should be a good time for everyone involved and Pembroke invites people from across the area to attend.
The recent Pembroke Ruritan Club annual fish fry was also a big success, according to Lackey, who said it was held on the last weekend of September this year instead of late October as normally has been.
A three-way race for the Ward 1 Hopkinsville City Council seat is featured today in our ongoing coverage of this November’s General Election.
Wendell Green, Carolsue Daigre and Thomas Grant debated this week at the League of Women Voters Political Forum.
When asked if he supports the smoking ban ordinance, Green said he could go along with some type of ordinance, as long as it wasn’t too strict.
Ms. Daigre said she doesn’t like going to restaurants where there is smoking, but she believes the issue should be on the ballot.
Grant cited health statistics that show the dangers of second hand smoking in saying he supports the smoking ban ordinance that has already passed on first reading.
Green says he is concerned about the safety of walkers on the proposed rails to trails project, while Ms. Daigre said she supports the trail as long as grant funding comes through and Grant says he fully supports the project.
The debates resume this evening at the mall at 6pm when the District One and Two candidates for the Christian County School Board face off, followed by the candidates for 15th District State Representative—incumbent Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty.