Hopkinsville City Council tonight unanimously passed the first reading of the 2012 property tax rate and recognized a city employee for her dedicated service to the community.
Chief Financial Officer, Robert Martin explains more details of the property tax rate.
A Hopkinsville mission center will be teaming up with Jennie Stuart Medical Center to provide free services to local seniors.
The Micah Mission Center will be hosting its first Senior Health Fair this Friday and is partnering with JSMC and Hopkinsville Community College and various healthcare businesses to offer free screenings.
Officials say local seniors will have the opportunity to receive free blood pressure, blood glucose and hearing screenings.
In addition to the screenings, seniors will also receive information about nutrition, vision related diseases, home health services and equipment and products for diabetes.
The Micah Mission Center is located at 209 South Main Street with the health fair scheduled to take place Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Kentucky State Police announced this week that a Public Affairs Captain will be transferring positions and will work at the KSP Academy Branch as commander.
State Police say Captain David Jude will administer daily operations for incoming cadet classes at KSP Headquarters and will oversee the Academy renovation project, that will include a multi-facility venue located on 320 acres off of Coffee Tree road in Frankfort.
Captain Jude was quoted as saying he has a sincere passion for this role and that he will continue to develop the men and women that join state police in serving communities.
Captain Jude is a 13-year veteran of KSP and also served five years with the Lexington Police Department.
The Christian County Grand Jury indictment returned against Hopkinsville City Councilwoman Ann Cherry includes three charges.
The “true bill” returned Friday lists one count each of tampering with public records, tampering with a witness and second degree official misconduct. There is nothing in Ms. Cherry’s court file which goes into any detail over what the charges are regarding.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police says the indictment centers around Ms. Cherry's alleged interference in the investigation of multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries in the city during the month of July.
In addition, multiple reliable sources say the crux of the case against Ms. Cherry relates to the investigation of the “Southside Prowler.” What exactly Ms. Cherry allegedly did to hinder that investigation has not been stated publicly by police or prosecutors.
The councilwoman was served with a criminal summons by Kentucky State Police Friday night around 9:20 at the Christian County Justice Center and will be arraigned in Circuit Court on August 29th at 8:30am.
Ms. Cherry has represented Ward 6 on City Council since 2009 and is on the ballot for a third term in November.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” campaign will begin next month to raise money for local muscular dystrophy patients.
Fire Marshal Cecelia Cloos says fire-fighters will continue a long tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association beginning August 31st and running through September 2nd, when they will accept donations in front of the Hopkinsville Wal-Mart.
She says $7,100 was raised last year and the money goes right where it’s most needed.
Fire Marshal Cloos says the “Fill the Boot” campaign is the local department’s way to help those fighting one of the 43 different types of muscular dystrophy.
The money raise also goes to help send children suffering from the disease to attend a week-long summer camp.