Parts of Christian County have seen steady rain once or twice in the last few days, but it hasn’t been enough to end a nearly month-old outdoor burn ban.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says he’s checked around and the precipitation just hasn’t fallen in enough places for a long enough time to warrant lifting the ban.
Judge Tribble says he’ll notify the public through the media as soon as the ban is lifted and he hopes it’s soon.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC and Judge Tribble’s office get dozens of calls each day asking about the status of the ban.
Bernie is one of many pets up for adoption at the shelter.
Organizers of Saturday’s Christian County Animal Shelter “Bow Wow” fundraiser are hoping for a big crowd to help fund spaying and neutering of shelter pets.
The fundraiser is to help pay for the “Get’em Done” program, which is an effort to keep the cats and dogs’ offspring from continuing the cycle of being shelter pets years down the road. The Bow Wow begins at 4pm, with shelter Director Irene Grace giving the schedule rundown.
Ms. Grace says there will be plenty of fun activities and drawings for prizes at the event, which will be held at the Trail of Tears Park.
There is no admission charge, but cash donations will be accepted and portions of proceeds from food sales will go toward the project.
One of the four unsuccessful candidates who interviewed with Hopkinsville City Council for the open Ward 1 seat after the passing of Fred Atkins has filed to run for the position in this November’s election.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says Carolsue Daigre filed her papers to run as an independent and is currently unopposed. The other 11 council members chose Cornelia Belle to fill the seat for the remainder of the year, though she never committed to run in the election.
Ms. Daigre unsuccessfully ran for the seat as a Republican in 2002, but later changed her party affiliation to Democrat. The deadline to file as a partisan candidate has come and gone so any new candidates have to run as independents.
The deadline to file as an independent and to file for non-partisan races is August 14th.
There are no more lane restrictions at the Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Highway Department Spokesman Keith Todd says the inspection process is complete and all of the equipment is gone. The “arms length” inspection of the structure had nothing to do with the 322-foot span that was knocked out in January, according to Todd, who said earlier in the week that it would have been done this summer regardless of those circumstances.
Todd also says the geotechnical work on the surface of the lake bed has been completed and crews have the data they need for studies on where exactly to place piers for new bridges that will one day take vehicles over Kentucky Lake on U.S. 68-80.
Some of Kentucky’s most well-known politicians say they won’t be there, but a big crowd is still expected at this year’s Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County this weekend.
Fancy Farm is annually Kentucky’s largest political rally and it’s held at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Picnic Chairman Todd Hayden says the absence of people like Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Senator Rand Paul won’t hurt attendance as much as some might think.
Haden says the church pulls in about 220 to 240-thousand dollars each year, but they only net about half that amount.
Those who confirmed they will be here include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is not up for re-election this year.