Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thursday’s residential routes will be collected Friday and Friday’s routes will be collected Saturday.
The landfill will be open on regular schedule on Saturday.
For more information about hurbie curbie services for this week, contact Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise at 270-887-6245.
Hopkinsville-Christian County officials and the community are invited to celebrate the grand opening of a new facility in the area.
The new facility allows Whayne Supply Company to expand its operations in the region and is projected to create several jobs as a result of the expansion.
Officials say the expansion represents a $3.5 million investment for the new facility, tooling and grounds for the building.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble along with company officials are expected to attend the grand opening, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 27th at 11 a.m. at Whayne Supply Company at 211 Commerce Court.
Attorney General Jack Conway is joining a national effort by state and territorial attorneys general to urge Congress to extend tax relief for citizens that had mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values.
Attorney General Conway was one of 42 attorneys general to sign a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders asking Congress to extend the exclusion, which has been in effect since 2007 and will otherwise expire on December 31st.
Attorney General Conway stated extension of this tax exclusion is estimated to save taxpayers almost $1.3 billion over two years.
Under the federal Mortgage Debt Relief Act, in effect since 2007, mortgage debt that is forgiven after a foreclosure or short sale or through a loan modification provided to a homeowner in financial hardship may be excluded from a taxpayer’s calculation of taxable income and only applies to mortgage debt forgiven on primary residences.
Unless Congress acts, any debt relief provided in 2013 under the National Mortgage Settlement, as well as other mortgage debt relief programs, will likely be considered taxable income.
Suicides continue to be a major concern for top military leadership and the 101st Airborne Division is no exception.
The country has been at war for more than a decade, and now key leadership are starting to see the mental and physical strife that has been put on the shoulders of service members, who are constantly deploying to war torn countries.
Fort Campbell Garrison Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Houston says he knows first hand the struggles of local soldiers and urged local religious groups and military-friendly organizations to band together to help a soldier seek counseling or find a support network.
Lieutenant Colonel Houston says suicides have steadily increased since the War on Terrorism first began, despite an Army-wide effort to provide top-notch counseling and support services for local soldiers.
A Thanksgiving tradition will be renewed in Hopkinsville Thursday morning when residents will run down town for the annual Turkey Trot.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says it’s a good way to burn the calories before you ever eat them.
There is no fee to participate in the 5K that begins at the farmers market pavilion, but Mayor Kemp says donations to the rails to trails project would be appreciated.
Participants can run the entire three miles, walk it or do a combination of both. The event is part of an effort to promote a healthier community in Hopkinsville.