Wednesday is the 12 year anniversary of what was likely the worst day in American history and those tragic hours will be remembered in services in Hopkinsville and Elkton.
A 9/11 Remembrance Service will begin at 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1913 in Hopkinsville, according to Post Commander John Brame, who says it's important to never forget the country was attacked that morning and nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.
Brame says it's especially important to remember the countless first responders who ran into danger and didn't make it out.
A short service will be followed by a release of red, white and blue balloons. Lunch will then be served at the VFW next to Kroger.
Todd County's 9/11 service is set for noon on the Historic Square. Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield will present medallions to local first responders as part of the ceremony.
A project that’s been over a year in the making will become a reality in
Congressman Ed Whitfield says a federal Economic Development Administration grant of $1.5 million has been approved, paving the way for the Todd Career Path Institute to be built on the campus of
A federal block grant of a half million dollars was received last year with the help of Christian Fiscal Court and another half million will be bonded by Todd Fiscal Court.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says he’s excited and is thankful to the
The center will offer an opportunity for adults and students to take college level industrial training courses. High school students will be able to earn dual credit and will no longer have to travel by bus to Russellville to take those classes.
Congressman Whitfield says the manufacturing industry has the potential to bring many good-paying jobs back to
There is no definite timetable on when construction will start, according to Judge Greenfield, who says some more legal work will have to be done first.
We will have more on this story in the coming days.
First District Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham of Kuttawa has announced he will seek re-election next year.
Justice Cunningham was elected for the first time in 2006 and serves 24 western Kentucky counties from the Mississippi River to Mammoth Cave. He formerly served 16 years as Circuit Judge in Trigg, Caldwell, Livingston and Lyon counties. Cunningham was the Commonwealth Attorney in that area for 11 years prior to becoming a judge.
Heading up Justice Cunningham's local campaign is Christian County Attorney Mike Foster, who says the incumbent has done a good job for this area the last seven years.
Judicial races are run on a non-partisan basis in Kentucky, but there could still be a primary if more than two candidates file to narrow the race down to two candidates for the general election.
Clarksville Gas and Water will hold a public open house in Elkton later this month regarding a proposed natural gas line project, but they aren't likely to find much public support.
The open house is set for 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., September 18 at Todd County Middle School. Representatives of the utility will talk with citizens who have questions regarding the proposed pipeline, which would run from a major TVA line north of Elkton southward to Montgomery County to serve as a backup to Clarksville's system.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield and County Attorney Mac Johns recently met with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and came away believing that city has no intention of allowing Todd County to use the line to set up a local natural gas utility to offer new service to areas that currently have none.
District 4 Magistrate Brent Spurlin says the proposed line would run through several properties in his area and he hasn't talked to anyone who supports it as it stands now.
Squire Spurlin is encouraging anyone with an interest in the project to attend the open house—though he warns the message presented is likely to be slanted.
Todd Fiscal Court hired Washington D.C. attorney Jennifer Waters to assist the county through a potential court case, as Clarksville is likely to pursue an eminent domain case as property owners decline to sign over easements.
Motorists in Todd County are reminded of a major road closure at a railroad crossing for two days this week.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says KY 181 will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday at the railroad crossing while track repair is done by CSX. Motorists heading south toward Guthrie will need to detour onto KY 848 east at Penchem and then take US 79 South to Guthrie.
Motorists heading north will have to stay on 79 and then take 848 west to 181.
CSX will close Merriweather Street in Guthrie at the railroad crossing September 9 through 13.
Commuters are urged to allow extra time for the detours, which are marked with signage.