Small children living in Christian County will soon be receiving a book at their home each month, thanks to an anonymous donor.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Board Treasurer Diane Wood says the donor gave 200-thousand dollars for Christian County to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
Ms. Wood says the 7-thousand children in the county between the ages of zero and five will receive books monthly, once the program gets started.
There is a possibility the donor might continue the program when the money runs out, or it’s possible the community could be asked for help. Trigg and Muhlenberg Counties already participate in the program.
City of Hopkinsville official have announced the hosting of this year’s American Public Works Association Skills Competition.
A news release says the Kentucky Southern Branch “Road-eo” competition will be Thursday, September 20th in the parking lots at Tie Breaker Family Acquatic Center and the softball complex.
Public works departments from several cities in the region are expected to participate. The competition includes snow plowing exercises and backhoe operating.
Participants will manipulate equipment through a fixed course while being timed and scored for accuracy and ability to maneuver the machinery in a smooth and efficient manner.
Local Public Works Director Tom Wolf says the city is excited to host the competition and that he looks forward to collaboration with counterparts and demonstrating continued excellence in the field.
Hopkinsville’s Public Works placed first in the backhoe competition last year in Owensboro and swept the top four spots in the skid steer competition.
Wet roads may have led to a wreck Friday night in Caldwell County that injured a Marion woman.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 22-year old Justine Haines of Marion was northbound on Kentucky 293 around 9:45 when her vehicle apparently hydroplaned.
The car slid of the right side of the road and she over-corrected—coming to rest in a ditch. Ms. Haines was taken to Caldwell County Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Elkton City Council approved final reading of its property tax ordinance Monday night, which slightly decreases the rate from last year.
Council members unanimously approved a rate of 24.7 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, which is one tenth of a cent less than last year’s number. City Clerk and Treasurer Laura Brock explained why taking the compensating rate meant a decrease on some tax bills and an increase in revenue.
A Clarksville man is accused of holding a knife to a teen’s throat Saturday night.
Clarksville Police say around 10:30 p.m. officers responded to a call in reference to an aggravated assault that took place outside of a business in the 600 block of North Riverside Drive.
Through the course of investigation, police say a 15-year old heard sounds of a fight outside of the business and went over to see what was happening and as he walked towards the area of the fight, he was approached by a man, identified as 26-year old Michael Powers of Merritt Lewis Lane, who grabbed the teen by the shirt, pulled out a knife and held it up to his throat.
Witnesses were able to subdue Powers until police arrived at the scene.
Powers was charged with aggravated assault and remains lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on a $25-thousand dollar bond.