A North Christian County home was badly damaged by fire this afternoon.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says the fire took place at a residence located in the 1300 block of Moore Road and that fire fighters could see the fire coming from sides and windows of the residence.
Graham says five local fire departments responded to scene and says the home was badly damaged and fire fighters did their best to contain the fire.
The Emergency Management Director says no one was injured as a result of the fire and that fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.
A Hopkinsville man will be the owner of a brand new home, thanks in part to the hard work and dedication of several local officials who made his dream become a reality.
This Thursday, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp will be presenting Lawrence James keys to his new home, which is located at 126 South Elm Street.
According to officials, James was able to receive a new home through the city’s home improvement plan since his previous home at the same location was deemed beyond repair and been demolished to make room for the newly constructed home.
Officials say construction was made possible by utilizing the Kentucky Housing Corporation GAP Financing Pool funds and from Community Development Block Grant Recovery funds.
Volunteers continue to be a driving force for the Hopkinsville-Christian County Salvation Army.
Officials with the organization say they are always looking for extra help in keeping programs operational, like at the soup kitchen, which provides dozens of meals to needy individuals who otherwise could not afford a nutritious meal.
Lieutenant David Costellow says volunteers are very important since the organization receives limited funding and relies mostly on generous donations from the public.
According to the Salvation Army Lieutenant, food is not the only thing that is served at the soup kitchen.
Volunteers provide fellowship to individuals, who society as a whole, are seen as cast aways.
If you would like to get involved and volunteer at the Hopkinsville Christian County Salvation Army, contact 270-885-9633.
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Kentucky State Police in Post One is accepting applications for the 2012 KSP Citizens Police Academy.
The 10-week academy is scheduled to take place February 15th and students will meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. and will conclude on April 18th
According to officials, students will learn about patroling, criminal investigations, and drug investigations and will have the opportunity to take part in a simulated law enforcement training.
Applications can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky State Police, Post One at 270-856-3721.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person who ran into a Christian County School Bus this morning and kept driving.
The incident happened around 7:15 on Greenville Rd. just north of Lacy Elementary School, according to Captain Chris Miller, who says a dark blue or black Dodge Pickup ran into the left side of the bus.
No one was injured in the wreck, but the driver of the pickup kept going south on Greenville Road. The vehicle likely has damage to the right front fender and police are seeking the driver on Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Failure to Yield to a School Bus charges.
Anyone who has information on the incident is encouraged to call the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.