Christmas came early for members of The Land Between the Lakes Association and Friends of LBL organizations.
The two organizations were the recent recipients of a $61,500 bequest from James T. Ramey of Eddyville.
Ramey was an attorney and nuclear expert who served as counsel for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s Chicago office and shortly after being appointed as a commissioner with the Atomic Energy Commission by President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Ramey played a key role in the critical negotiations that averted nuclear war during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
Officials say his thoughtful donation will have a positive impact on thousands, possibly millions of future visitors to Land Between the Lakes.
A Christian County Church recently became the victim of burglary.
The report from the Sheriff’s office says Pastor Jimmy Stewart of Salem Baptist Church near the St. Elmo community told Sheriff’s Deputy Lynn Moe that the youth group had met in the youth quarters recently and locked up by 8:30pm on December 1st.
Sometime after that, someone kicked in the front door and stole several electronic items totaling about 400 dollars. The perpetrator also destroyed a door worth 800 dollars.
Magistrates John Camp, Jimmy Turner and Brent Spurlin look at documents.
The Jefferson Davis Monument State Park will soon be on a recognized state Civil War Trail, thanks to a little help from Todd Fiscal Court.
Park Manager Ron Sydnor addressed court this morning asking for a commitment to help the state maintain signage leading to the park in Fairview, which was unanimously agreed to.
Sydnor said the county’s commitment is part of a necessary agreement with the state in order to be part of the trail. The park and monument were a given to be on the trail, according to Sydnor.
This is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War and Sydnor says attendance to the park nearly doubled this year, compared to last.
Sydnor says he serves on a board including members from Todd, Christian, Logan and Warren Counties identifying sites in the area which could be featured on the state Civil War trail.
In other news from the meeting, court heard a report from Sheriff Joey Johnson—who says his office is finally fully staffed. Magistrates also received the monthly jail report from Jailer Greg Allen, who said the inmate count is at 77 including 62 state inmates.
Word has come that a man who helped bring many jobs to Christian and surrounding counties has passed away.
Longtime Southern Kentucky Industrial Development Association Executive Director Jim Catlett has passed away after a long illness, according to longtime neighbor and friend Dave Fernandez.
Catlett was crucial to bringing industries to the area during the 70’s and 80’s, including such job creators as Pellon, now known as Freudenberg.
Arrangments are incomplete at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Habitat for Humanity will welcome some able assistants tomorrow morning to help with a project on South Campbell Street.
Director Jessie Quarles says 25 to 30 members of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell will be at 1716 South Campbell at 8am to help build a home for the Trevin Bell family.
Ms. Quarles says Habitat is pleased to have the help and adds 2nd Lieutenant Mark Patton will be the crew chief for the day. She says anyone who would like to thank the young men for their efforts is welcome to stop by the project site anytime through the day.
Donations of funds and supplies are also always welcome, as well as volunteers and food donations. Workers will be on site from 8am until 5pm.