The 2012 United Way fundraising campaign officially kicks off tomorrow morning.
A kickoff breakfast is set for 7am at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center, according to Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, who is the co-chair of this year’s campaign along with his wife Henrietta.
Mayor Kemp says this year’s goal is 738-thousand dollars, a goal he believes is attainable with the support of the community.
Many Hopkinsville businesses and individuals will donate over the next few months and the total amount raised will be announced January 10th at the annual celebration dinner.
A man accused of stealing six guns from a Hopkinsville pawn shop was served with an arrest warrant last night.
Charged with first degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was 27-year old Torey Christian of Hopkinsville.
The warrant, which was served at the Christian County Jail, alleges that Christian stole six guns from Dale’s Pawn Shop on June 19th.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp made a major announcement tonight concerning the city’s proposed multi-million dollar municipal center.
Mayor Kemp announced a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hopkinsville Municipal Center will take place Tuesday, September 18th at 5:15 p.m. at the downtown building site at 715 South Virginia Street.
Mayor Kemp says he is also pleased to announce that nine local suppliers and contractors have over $1.2 million participation in the estimated $8.2 million project.
The city received approval last week from the Kentucky Building Code Office to move forward with the project with construction expected to last about 18 months.
During the council member comments portion of the meeting, Councilman Charlie Henderson expressed his concern about the handling of bids.
A Cheatham County, Tennessee man was killed in an ATV accident at Land Between the Lakes Monday night.
WSMV TV reported on its afternoon newscast that 43-year old Mark Smith of Pleasant View died in an accident at Turkey Bay in the Trigg County portion of LBL around 8pm.
No one else was seriously injured in the incident.
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will be playing host to special guests who will be presenting priceless mementos to the hospital.
Family members of Colonel Florence A. Blanchfield, for whom the hospital was named, will arrive from west Virginia tomorrow afternoon to donate Colonel Blanchefield’s remaining medals and awards.
The medal and award presentation is scheduled to take place within the lobby of the hospital.
Colonel Blanchfield was the 7th Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from July 1st 1943 until September 30th, 1947 and was affectionately known as the soldier’s nurse.
Colonel Blanchfield served as an Army nurse during World War I and as the Army Nurse Corps Chief during World War II.