Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in this November’s General Election, which is expected to bring a high turnout to the polls.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says you must make your way to the county clerk’s office by 4pm to get your name on the voter roll for Election Day.
If you are already registered, but have moved since the last time you voted—it’s also important to change that information at the clerk’s office so your name will be on the correct roll.
Ms. Humphries says doing the address change in advance will save you time on Election Day by not having to get that information straightened out while people are standing in line to vote.
The Christian County Health Department has released its Annual Report, which shows last year was another busy one.
The local health department saw 20,598 separate patients between July 1st of 2011 and June 30th of this year, performing a total of nearly 175-thousand services.
Nearly 73-thousand pediatric services were performed on about 16-thousand children, while WIC services were provided to just under 8-thousand families.
The Health Department saw over 12-hundred cancer patients, assisted 125 diabetes patients, treated or tested 15-hundred patients for sexually transmitted diseases and helped about 19-hundred people with what’s termed “family planning.”
In non-medical duties, the Christian County Health Department inspected 206 separate food service establishments for a total of 867 occasions. Between all of its inspection duties, the department performed just over 28-hundred inspections of some type last year—ranging from septic tanks to tattoo parlors.
This is National Fire Prevention Week and parents are being encouraged to teach children some simple tools that could one day save their life.
Hopkinsville Fire Marshall Cecelia Cloos says the age-old message of teaching children an escape route in the case of a house fire is still as relevant today as ever.
Ms. Cloos says something that isn’t emphasized as often as it perhaps should be is to teach smaller children how to unlock a door when they need to get outside fast.
It’s also a good time to remember to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and to be sure they are strategically placed in areas of your home where you would be awakened if a fire broke out at night.
An election season tradition is renewed tonight (Monday) when the League of Women Voters Political Forums get underway at the Bradford Square Mall.
There will be three debates this evening—beginning at 6 with the three candidates running for Hopkinsville City Council in Ward 1. They are Carolsue Daigre, Wendell Green and Thomas Grant and would replace Cornelia Belle, who chose not to run.
Incumbent Ward 5 City Councilman Charlie Henderson will debate Republican challenger Jason McCraw at 6:45.
The nightcap will pit incumbent 8th District State Representative John Tilley against Republican challenger Max Sturdivant, Jr., with that forum scheduled to begin around 7:15.
Debates will continue tomorrow night and Thursday night, with the final three debates to take place October 22nd at the mall.
Trenton Post Office
Two area post offices are in danger of having their operating hours changed or of even being closed and public meetings are scheduled this month in both communities.
A meeting regarding the Trenton Post Office is set for 4:30pm on October 17th at the Trenton Community Center, while there will be a 1pm meeting on October 31st at the Herndon Volunteer Fire Department regarding that community’s post office.
Congressman Ed Whitfield represents Todd and Christian Counties in Washington and says he’s had considerable discussions with the U.S. Postal Service about offices in his large district.
Congressman Whitfield says he’s also heard from concerned citizens who want to keep their post office operating as-is.
The Clifty Post Office was saved a few years ago, while residents of Lafayette didn’t turn out so lucky a few months ago.