Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp has proclaimed that Thursday, November 1st as Extra Mile Day.
Mayor Kemp is encouraging residents to take the time on this day to not only “go the extra mile” in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge individuals who are committed to making the local community, country a better place to live.
By making this proclamation, Mayor Kemp is acknowledging the mission of the Extra Mile America Foundation to create 300 Extra Mile cities and states in America.
As stated in the proclamation, the City of Hopkinsville is officially known as a community that encourages its citizens to maximize their personal contribution to the community by giving of themselves wholeheartedly and with total effort, commitment and conviction.
Representatives with the Kentucky Public Service Commission will be conducting two meetings next week to discuss the options and process for the creation of a new area code in all or portions of western Kentucky.
The meetings- the last in a series of six public meetings will be conducted by PSC staff and will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for residents to ask questions and submit comments.
Officials will be in Bowling Green on Monday, October 29th at Greenwood High School at 6 p.m. and they will be in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, October 30th at 6 p.m. at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at 6 p.m.
Officials with Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be joining other public lands across the nation in honoring veterans next month with free admission.
Active-duty or retired service members, veterans and their families from November 10th through 12th will receive free admission into the parks.
Veterans, active and retired members of the armed forces, and their families’ will receive free admission with military ID into The Homeplace, Elk & Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and Golden Pond Planetarium.
Veterans may pick up their free entry passes for the Elk & Bison Prairie at the Golden Pond Visitor Center November 10th through the 12th from 9am-5pm.
For more information, contact Land Between the Lakes at 270-924-2000.
Kentucky State Police held a ceremony earlier this week and recognized 24 civilian employees at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.
State Police say James Offutt, Police Telecommunicator II from the Post 2 Madisonville District, received the Police Communications Support Award at this ceremony for his outstanding job performance.
Police say only four out of approximately 190 KSP telecommunicators received this prestigious award.
Offutt began his career as a KSP telecommunicator in September of 1988.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer stated, “These award winners represent the best of the best of our civilian employees.
Reverand Buddy Slaughter receives Thurmond Award
A near capacity crowd filled the conference room at Holiday Inn this morning for Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp’s Unity Breakfast, where the annual Unity and Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award winners were announced.
After a rousing speech by Hopkinsville Community College President Doctor Jim Selbe about how the country has become more divided over the last several years, Mayor Kemp and others presented awards to people in the community who have worked hard to overcome that trend locally.
The most prestigious award given at the annual event is the Thurmond Award—which was presented to Means Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Buddy Slaughter, who has given his time to various religious, charitable and social organizations in the community to help those in need. Slaughter was overcome with emotion, saying the work is a higher calling.
Receiving the Unity Award was Graham and Mary Harvey—who have also contributed to unifying the community through various religious and charitable organizations. Harvey expressed his appreciation and said being unified isn’t all that hard when residents embrace their fellow man.
The Hopkinsville High School choir received multiple standing ovations for its performances of three songs during the morning’s program.
Unity award presented to Graham and Mary Harvey