The Hopkinsville-Christian County Salvation Army is in desperate need of donations and volunteers to finish out its annual Bell Ringing campaign on a positive note.
Captain Mark Czanderna says the recent wintry weather has put a damper on collections and participation in the annual campaign and because of a late Thanksgiving date, the kettle season is shorter by five days.
Captain Czanderna says he is very concerned about the lost kettle days and how it will impact the organization’s ability to help those in need.
Area residents wishing to make a monetary donation or to volunteer their time for the Bell Ringing campaign are asked to contact 270-885-9633.
The Clarksville Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of vandalism at Greenwood Cemetery.
Police say on Monday, December 2nd around 8 a.m. officers responded to a vandalism felony at 984 Greenwood Avenue and they say between Nov 30th & December 2nd an unknown suspect or suspects entered onto the cemetery property.
Police say the suspect or suspects climbed up on top of a large mausoleum and pushed over a granite tablet which was attached on top.
Police say the tablet weighed over 5,000 pounds and an estimated cost to replace would be at least 30,000 dollars.
Police add that this is not the first recent occurrence of vandalism at the Greenwood Cemetery and they say during another occasion, several headstones were pushed over during the night time hours.
If anyone has any information in regards to the recent vandalisms at Greenwood Cemetery, they are asked to contact 931-648-0656.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson was the featured speaker at an eye-opener breakfast Tuesday morning, where he talked about their goals for the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.
Adkisson says the state chamber will advocate for public-private partnerships and cited privately built dorms on the campus of the University of Kentucky as an example of how it works. He says allowing a public business to operate portions of state parks would also be an area to look at.
Modernizing Medicaid, allowing charter schools, supporting local tax option flexibility and modernizing Kentucky's juvnile justice code were among the other many priorities Atkisson discussed.
The only questions from the audience were regarding making Kentucky a right-to-work state, which would mean no employee could be forced to pay union dues. Atkisson says the chamber continues to support right to work legislation, but he doesn't see it gaining much momentum any time soon.
Atkisson says he believes Kentucky has missed out on an unknown number of job producers over the decades because it isn't right to work.
Atkisson praised Kentucky Chamber Executive Board Chair and Planters Bank President-CEO Elizabeth McCoy of Hopkinsville for her leadership and said her presence will be a benefit to western Kentucky.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster has made it official he will run in next year's election for an eighth term.
It was reported on WHOP News September 9th that Foster would run again and he sent out a news release Tuesday, saying he had filed his papers.
Foster says he's in good health and has a desire to continue working, so he saw no reason not to run again.
The veteran county attorney says he's proud of his staff and proud of changes made at his office—including the creation of a Domestic Violence Unit and successes in child support collection efforts.
Foster says the Domestic Violence Unit has served 625 victims in the last 12 months. He is currently unopposed in the 2014 Democratic Primary and General Election.
Officials with the 101st Airborne Division say soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will be brave the cold tomorrow for the chance to earn a coveted military badge.
Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, otherwise known as Rakkasans, will undergo numerous physical challenges to earn their Expert Infantry Badge, which is considered to be the most prominent qualification event for infantry Soldiers in the Army.
Military officials say testing includes a physical fitness test, land navigation course, weapons qualification, a 12-mile foot march, and multiple stations that will challenge the infantrymen’s skills in first aid, calling for fire, as well as Military Operations in Urban Terrain and patrol operations.