Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed October 7th through the 13th as Fire Prevention Week in Kentucky.
The National Fire Protection Association sponsors Fire Prevention Week each year and this year’s theme is Have 2 Ways Out.
State Fire Marshal and Director of the Division of Fire Prevention, William Swope is encouraging Kentucky families to map out a plan for escaping a home fire and to map out two emergency exits and practice the plan with their families.
Swope also emphasizes the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home or apartment and to check the smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly on a regular basis.
|In addition to the upcoming Fire Prevention Week, officials with the Division of Forestry are reminding citizens that Fall Fire Hazard Season is in effect from now until Dec. 15th, and that during this time, outdoor burning is illegal between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says last month’s jobless rate report is another reminder that economic policies are failing.
Congressman Whitfield made the following statement concerning today’s report on the September jobs numbers.
Whitfield was quoted as saying that even though the country saw a minor decrease in the unemployment rate, which was down from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, the broader rate of unemployed and underemployed individuals remained steady at 14.7%.
While the national jobless rate decreased, the unemployment rate in Kentucky increased with Congressman Whitfield saying people are still struggling, and that President Barack Obama needs to do more to ensure everyone who wants a job can find a job.
The 10th Annual Toy Run to give local disadvantaged children a better Christmas is set for tomorrow morning.
The yearly Toy Run is put on by the Hopkinsville Fire Department, Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW Post 1913. It begins at 11am at the VFW and concludes the Eagles Club, as described by Hopkinsville Fire Marshal Cecelia Cloos.
Ms. Cloos says every dollar and toy brought in goes directly to children who wouldn’t have such a Merry Christmas without a little help.
Participants can leave their bikes at home and drive a car or truck if it’s raining.
The 12th Annual Women’s Show got underway this morning at the Bruce Center, with a big crowd showing up early.
Organizer Helen Casey, who owns Aesthetics Associates of Hopkinsville, says the annual event has grown each year since its inception.
Women of all ages participate in the multi-faceted event and take part in the multitude of free health screenings offered including Bone Density, Cholesterol, Body Composition, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Pulmonary Function, Vision Screening and HIV Testing.
Ms. Casey says another big day is scheduled for Saturday from 8 until 12.
The Women’s Show is free and open to the public.
The weather could cause some problems, but Elkton Harvest Fest is scheduled to conclude Saturday with its biggest day.
Festivities will begin at 9am on the Historic Square, with Debra Sale listing off some of Saturday’s events.
Ms. Sale says attendees can expect to see some local performers to get on the stage with the aforementioned talent.
Carnival rides will also be set up at the old Elkton Die Cast Property and events will conclude at 3pm.