Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 12 people died in 10 separate wrecks on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, October 29th through Sunday.
State Police say two double fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Carroll and Perry Counties while a two single fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County.
A single fatality motor vehicle crash also occurred in each of the following counties: Carlisle, Kenton, Logan and Whitley with five of the victims not wearing their seat belts and of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say a fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Marshall County and a bicycle rider was killed in Jefferson County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 603 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 11 fewer than what was reported for this time period in 2011.
Hopkinsville Community College officials say a student transition center is expected to open at the local college to provide a one-stop shop for students and veterans seeking to further their education.
Officials will be unveiling its new student transition center during two open house events on Thursday, November 8th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and then Wednesday, November 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The new center will be located inside the Technology Center room and will have four on-site, four-year university partners from Murray State University, Lindsey Wilson College, Austin Peay State University and Western Kentucky University.
The center will also have a transfer advisor, a veterans affairs certifying official, a computer lab, resource library and a receptionist for students seeking advice.
Officials say several student workers will also be employed at the center and will serve as peer advisors to visiting students.
For more information about the newly established Student Transition Center, contact 270-707-3805.
Officials with the Christian County Economic Council say they are pleased to announce that Hopkinsville Data Park, located on US 68/80 has joined an elite group of locations identified in a recent Deloitte Consulting study.
Officials say the 315 acre site features accessibility, telecommunications infrastructure, and the availability of reliable electric power required to meet the criteria of data center companies.
Hopkinsville has been recognized as one of only 22 sites in the seven-state TVA service region to receive this readiness designation.
The Tennessee Valley Authority hired Chicago-based Deloitte Consulting to identify and evaluate locations in TVA's seven-state, 80,000 square-mile service territory.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble was quoted as saying having this site certified as a primary data center location gives Christian County an advantage in the highly competitive site selection process.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp added that receiving this development-ready certification signifies not only that this property is an ideal data center location, but also that the City of Hopkinsville has what it takes to be a great home for high-tech industries.
The annual Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service Awards Dinner took place Friday with many local firefighters being recognized for their service and sacrifice.
The recipients of this year’s Firefighters of the Year for their respective stations included: Liza Kurt with the Rescue Squad, Jason Smith with the Palmyra Station, Shaun Arms with the Cunningham Station, Thomas Higgins with the St. Bethlehem Station, Jamie Sensing with the East Montgomery Station and John Bateman with the Woodlawn Station.
Montgomery County officials say Shaun Arms was also given the high honor of being selected as the Overall Firefighter of the Year for 2012.
Arms has been a volunteer firefighter since 2006 and currently serves with the Cunningham Volunteer Fire Service.
The awards banquet took place at the William O. Beach Civic Hall.
In honor of Election Day, Clarksville residents and visitors are invited to ride Clarksville Transit System buses for free all day long.
Officials say they are offering the free rides for a number of reasons.
CTS Director, Jimmy Smith says by offering free rides, he hopes residents will be encouraged to get out and vote, while enjoying public transportation.
Buses will operate on nine specific routes that will circulate through the downtown Transit Center at 200 Legion Street.
Fare for a one-way bus ride usually costs about $1.50, but all rides and transfers will be free on Tuesday.
CTS buses operate from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday’s bus routes begin at 7 a.m.