Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority offices and the landfill will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
Officials say residential routes will begin Monday, December 24th at 5 a.m. and all routes will be completed and Tuesday’s routes will be one day delayed.
Tuesday’s routes will be services on Wednesday and end with Friday routes being serviced on Saturday.
The same scheduled will be implemented for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.
The Landfill will be open on regularly scheduled hours of 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 29th.
Residents with questions about the holiday scheduled are encouraged to call 270-887-6245.
Hopkinsville said goodbye to a radio legend this morning, when funeral services were held for longtime WHOP News Director Jim Love.
The crowd gathered to remember Love spilled into an “overflow” room and it was hard to see just how far back the procession went as it made the drive from Hughard and Beard Funeral Home to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.
WHOP General Manager Mike Chadwell said what all of Hopkinsville and western Kentucky wanted to say when he thanked Jim’s family for the countless hours their father and husband was away from home while bringing listeners the information they needed.
Chadwell also talked about Jim’s love for the Chicago Cubs and told the funny story of when Love mailed a letter to legendary Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray critiquing his broadcasts, only to receive the letter back with not-so-friendly comments by Caray in the margins.
Christian County Attorney and longtime friend Mike Foster said he and Jim shared a love for the game of golf. He said Jim’s ability to enjoy the day no matter how he played was a lesson to him.
Former WHOP Early Bird Show co-host and longtime friend Ann Petrie remembered Jim’s professionalism in reporting the news over four decades. She said that while his friends and loved ones grieve, they can take solace in the fact his painful battle with cancer is over.
Former WHOP employee Dale Mitchell spoke at the graveside services and said if Jim was your friend once, he’d always be your friend.
The graveside services featured full military honors and the procession was escorted by no fewer than a dozen cruisers from the Hopkinsville Police and Christian County Sheriff’s Department.
Jim is survived by his wife Cheryl, daughters Amy Colley and Jennifer Folz and son Bobby. He was 68-years old.
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This year’s Stars and Promises Christmas Concert by the Peter Mayer Band was another success, thanks to a good turnout from the community.
Christian County Treasurer Walter Cummings estimates the concert at the Alhambra Theater Tuesday night raised approximately 12-thousand dollars for two good causes.
Cummings said the annual effort wouldn’t be possible without the support of the people of Christian County.
The local Juvenile Drug Court is funded privately after the Kentucky General Assembly cut off state funding about two years ago.
A Marshall County wreck involving a motorcycle last night claimed the life of a Grand Rivers man.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 49-year old Julian Newman of Grand Rivers was eastbound on a motorcycle on U.S. 62 near the Vaughns Chapel Road intersection around 8:15 when 62-year old Susan Barrett of Calvert City turned left into his path.
Newman, who was wearing a helmet, was unable to avoid a collision and was thrown from his bike. Ms. Barrett avoided injury, while Newman was pronounced dead on the scene.