The most important step toward renovating the old Hopkinsville Carnegie Library on Liberty Street has been accomplished.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says a federal grant application for half a million dollars has been approved and that Fiscal Court will vote tomorrow morning to accept the money as the “pass-through” agent.
Significant renovations must be made before it can once again be opened to the public, including making it handicap accessible.
A website for the Carnegie Library says the finished building will be a facility for afternoon tutoring, a lecture center, a gallery space and a concert hall. The building was originally built in 1914.
Judge Tribble credited Ashley Johnson with the Pennyrile Area Development District for being very instrumental in obtaining the grant funding.
More progress has been made toward making the proposed Oak Grove Village shopping area and amusement park a reality.
State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville says tax increment financing legislation was passed last week in Frankfort to assist with initial costs and that incentives relating to the tourism aspect of the project will be looked at Wednesday.
Senator Pendleton says there are still plenty of people who question whether Oak Grove Village will ever welcome shoppers on Fort Campbell Boulevard, but he says it will happen.
Senator Pendleton says it will not only bring tourism dollars to Christian County, it will also create much-needed jobs.
The senator says he hopes ground can be broke on the project as soon as next month.
An alleged drug dealer was arrested on the strength of a sealed indictment in Christian County Saturday night.
Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Meacham served the indictment at the 12110 Butler Road residence of 26-year old Tonya McCain around 9:30pm, according to the arrest card.
McCain is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Madisonville man was injured in a dirt bike wreck last night in Nortonville and then cited into court for his fourth DUI in the last five years.
A news release from Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Gentry says the incident happened around 5:45pm on Red Hill Road, where 29-year old Michael Suttle of South Dave Street, Madisonville ran off the road and into a ditch before coming to final rest in a driveway.
Suttle was treated and released from Regional Medical Center for a neck injury and was cited into court for his fourth DUI in the last five years. Suttle also faces charges of driving on a suspended license and driving an all-terrain vehicle on a roadway.
Three Fort Campbell soldiers are heading to the White House.
Staff Sergeant Jesse Lee Wandling, Chief Warrant Officer John Nikolao and Sergeant First Class Kyle Lyon will be honored at a special event on Wednesday.
Nearly 80 Iraq war veterans will be on hand for the event.