Residents of Hopkinsville and Elkton are this year's winners of Jennie Stuart Medical Center's Henry Bell Scholarships.
A news release from the hospital says Kentiana Greenwade of Hopkinsville and William Sharp of Elkton have each earned a $2,000 scholarship to help them pursue careers in medicine. The scholarships are presented each year to a pair of students planning a career in the healthcare field who demonstrate strong motivation and are in need of financial assistance.
Ms. Greenwade plans to pursue a career in nursing and Sharp in pharmacy. Both will be attending the University of Kentucky. The scholarship winners are chosen by the JSMC Medical Staff and Board of Trustees.
A Todd County business and church are collecting non perishable food items to send to victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.
Todd County Funeral Home in Elkton and Cook-Webb Funeral Home in Guthrie is partnering with Westside Church of Christ in the relief effort. Anyone wanting to donate can take non-perishable food or items such as diapers, paper towels, clothes and cleaning supplies to Todd County Funeral Home on West Main Street in Elkton or a check can be written to the Westside Church of Christ and that monetary donation will be forwarded to the victims.
Kentucky State Police arrested a Russellville man Monday accused of stealing a trailer.
Trooper Brian Gann responded to the I-65 area in Warren County around 4:30 after KSP received a report of a stolen trailer. A vehicle pulling the trailer was located exiting onto Cemetery Road and Trooper Gann pulled over 52-year old James Guiling of Russellville.
Police determined the trailer was, in fact, stolen and Guiling was arrested on charges of Receiving Stolen Property and Careless Driving. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail.
This is the biggest week so far of many young lives in the southern Pennyrile, with high School graduations on the schedule on multiple nights.
Heritage Christian Academy will be the first local school to hold commencement Tuesday evening at 6:30 at the Bruce Convention Center. The HCA school year doesn't actually end until Friday at noon, according to their website.
Todd County Central High School will hold an outdoor graduation Tuesday night at 8 at the school's football stadium next to the school in Elkton. It is believed to be the first Todd Central graduation outside since at least 1999. It will be held inside the gymnasium in the case of inclement weather.
University Heights Academy will send its seniors across the stage Thursday evening at 7:30. UHA's commencement will be inside its air conditioned gymnasium.
Christian County High School will have its graduation ceremony Friday afternoon at 5 at the Stadium of Champions and Hopkinsville High School will follow at 8:30.
As always, Project Graduation will begin at 10 Friday night at the Bruce Convention Center and continue until Saturday morning. It provides a drug and alcohol free celebration for graduates of all four schools in Christian County.
A small Todd County Community could have a functioning city government again in the not too distant future.
Allensville hasn't had a city government in at least three decades, but Todd Fiscal Court learned this year that officials in that town never filled out the proper paperwork to unincorporate when they decided to stop functioning. In fact, the state still recognizes the eastern Todd County community as a city and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sent about $3,700 to its government for road maintenance this year.
Fiscal Court Magistrate Brent Spurlin says the state has allowed the county to use the road money in the past, realizing there was no Allensville government, but the highway department won't do that anymore. Two options are for a petitioner in Allensville to go through the proper steps to officially cease being a city or for a group to bring back a municipal government.
Squire Spurlin says he and County Attorney Mac Johns will soon meet with individuals interested in staying incorporated.
Spurlin notes any city government would likely have to levy taxes to generate revenue and that could be unpopular, but says he will support whatever Allensville residents want to do.
The 2010 United States Census listed the population of Allensville at 157. County officials recently asked the Pennyrile Area Development District to look for a map of where the town's geographical boundaries were when they last operated as a city.