The City of Hopkinsville continues to find ways to spruce up the community to make it more inviting to visitors and residents.
In an effort to further beautify the city, officials with the Beautification Commission will be hosting a Community Dig In Day and the public is invited to participate.
Participants will help construct a large yellow ribbon to welcome visitors into the city with the yellow ribbon to be made of yellow fall pansies at Fort Campbell Memorial Gander Park.
The Community Dig In Day will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
For more information contact Beautification Commission, Anne Casey at 270-889-4599.
In honor of the 19th annual National Public Lands Day all fees will be waived at participating day-use facilities Saturday, September 29th at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Officials say general admission to the Homeplace, woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Planetarium show at 1 p.m. will be free.
LBL is also joining other National Forests and National Parks across the nation in participating in the largest one-day volunteer event for public lands.
For more information about volunteer efforts at LBL, contact 270-924-2007.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that all flags at staff office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sun down on Sunday in honor of the U.S. ambassador and other Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
Governor Beshear’s order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama to order the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor those who died.
Governor Beshear was quoted as saying these Americans died in courageous service to our country, and we honor them in lowering flags to half-staff.
The Governor is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
The entire city of Cadiz will be without power for about 15 minutes tomorrow night while crews make a repair at the substation.
Pennyrile Rural Electric and TVA must repair a capacitor bank within the Cadiz substation and doing so will require a brief outage around midnight Friday night.
Areas included will be Cadiz, customers along South Road, Cerulean Road, Princeton Road and areas east of Cadiz toward Gracey.
The driver of a motorcycle was killed this morning in a wreck in the Penchem area of Todd County.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 6:15 at the intersection of KY 181 and Kentucky 848, which is about three miles east of Trenton.
42-Year old Paul Hedge of Trenton was operating an SUV eastbound on 848 and was attempting to make a left turn toward Elkton on 181 at the stop sign. Hedge said he didn’t see any oncoming traffic and turned into the path of a southbound motorcycle driven by 52-year old Roger Markwell of Lewisburg, causing a collision.
Markwell, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead on the scene by Todd County Coroner Bob Whittlesey. Hedge went uninjured in the crash.
Trooper Michael Dennis investigated the incident, with the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Rescue Squad assisting on the scene.