The American Red Cross says recent severe weather in other area of the country have caused an even greater shortage of blood supplies.
A news release from the regional Red Cross office says the number of blood donors is up, but supply is still low after severe storms caused damage and injuries in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States.
Officials say there will be blood drives on Fort Campbell Friday from 10 until 3 at Byrd Health Clinic and from 10 until 3 July 20th at the Post Exchange.
The Fourth of July has already come and gone, but residents of Todd County can once again shoot fireworks.
Todd County Fiscal Court Clerk Misty Glover says Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield released the ban on shooting fireworks, but the ban on outdoor burning continues.
Ms. Glover says the recent rainfall allowed the Judge to loosen the fireworks restriction that was added at the height of the drought.
Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp speaks at the old courthouse earlier this year
The Historic Todd County Courthouse on the Elkton Square has primarily served as a welcome center in recent years and the entity that staffs the building is likely changing.
The City of Elkton had ensured the doors were open during business hours, but Mayor Nancy Camp asked for and received the blessing of City Council Monday night to transfer that responsibility to the Todd County Community Alliance.
The Todd County Community Alliance is like a chamber of commerce and Mayor Camp says that type of agency is who should be running a welcome center.
Elkton City Clerk Laura Brock also serves as membership director in the Alliance and says that board is aware of the change.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pushing for the Bush era tax cuts to be extended for at least one more year.
The Senate Minority Leader recently appeared on CNN and said a tax-hike for anyone in the United States would only work to slow economic growth.
Senator McConnell says the extra year would give lawmakers another opportunity to develop meaningful tax reform. He's expecting the House to extend the Bush tax cuts as soon as this week.
Kentucky’s senior senator says President Barack Obama’s stand against keeping taxes where they are is further evidence he doesn’t know how to fix a failing economy.
Democrats say the Bush tax cuts are tilted heavily toward benefiting the very wealthy.
The Christian County Animal Shelter is introducing a new program called Get Em Done, which is designed to reduce the problem of animal over population.
Director Irene Grace says animal over population is a major problem nationwide, with Christian County and surrounding communities not immune from the issue.
Ms. Grace gives more information about the program.
Three local veterinary clinics are assisting the shelter to spay and neuter six dogs and four cats per week, but it comes at a cost and that’s where Ms. Grace is hoping residents will step in and make a financial contribution to the cause.
Residents interested in making a financial contribution are urged to contact the Christian County Animal Shelter at 270-887-4175.