The librarian for Hopkinsville Community College recently received a statewide honor.
HCC Librarian Cynthia Atkins was recently named the 2012 Kentucky Library Association Outstanding Academic Librarian. The award was presented to Ms. Atkins at the annual KLA Conference Awards luncheon in Louisville.
Ms. Atkins has been with HCC since 1976 and has spent time as assistant librarian and instructor in addition to her current post that she’s held since 1987. She is a graduate of HCC and the University of Kentucky and has two masters’ degrees from Western Kentucky University and George Peabody College.
Hopkinsville-Christian County residents once again proved that they mean business when it comes to finding a cure for a dehabilitating disease that affects millions of people world-wide.
For the past two years, Polly Forns of Hopkinsville has participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Pennyrile, which took place Saturday morning and began at the Christian County Justice Center parking lot.
The Christian County Republican Party held a Meet and Greet for its local candidates Friday night at its headquarters on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Rachel McCubbin is a longtime local Republican leader and Field Representative for Senator Rand Paul. She says the presidential race will bring out a lot of voters and there’s plenty of enthusiasm in Christian County.
Ms. McCubbin says she hopes some of that enthusiasm will spill over into the local General Assembly races featuring Republicans Whitney Westerfield and Max Sturdivant, Jr. and says those candidates are working hard.
Local Republicans handed out yard signs and bumper stickers at their headquarters, which is on the north side of Hammond Plaza next to Godfather’s Pizza.
The final two of three suspects charged in connection with a 2008 fatal shooting of a young woman were both found guilty of murder in Christian Circuit Court this afternoon.
Officials at the Justice Center say Derrick James and Jordan Young, both of Clarksville, were found guilty of murdering 18-year old Shyarra Olavarria on May 31st, 2008 after her lifeless body was found in a remote location off of Carter Road in Oak Grove.
The jury also recommended a 50-year sentence for both James and Young.
The pair will be formally sentenced on January 18th.
A jury previously convicted the other defendant in the case, Kenneth Hudson of Clarksville on complicity to murder charges in November 2010 after he reportedly lured the victim to Carter Road and waited for James and Young to arrive to shoot her to death, though while on the witness stand, Hudson claimed he didn’t know the murder was going to take place.
Hudson was reportedly acting at the will of James, who was angry at the young woman for telling police about a crime that was committed.
Hudson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a trial two years ago that was upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court. He will be eligible for parole in 2028.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 11 people today including a Hopkinsville man for allegedly committing multiple burglaries in his own neighborhood.
The True Bill against Bobby Hoskins of Harmony Grove Road reads that he is charged with one count of 1st degree burglary, three counts of 2nd degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hoskins is accused of breaking and entering the residences located at 4600,4495 and 4305 Harmony Grove Road between October 2011 and September 14th.