Todd Fiscal Court made quick work of a routine agenda this morning, but did take the time to thank Christian County leadership for its recent partnership on an important project.
Christian Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to apply for a 250-thousand dollar federal block grant Tuesday that, if approved, would combine with a similar grant received by Todd Fiscal Court to pay for the matching portion of a 2-million dollar economic development grant officials in Todd County hope to obtain.
The 2.5 million dollars is what’s needed to build the Todd County Career Path Institute, which would teach industrial skills and vocations to high school students on the campus of Todd County Central High School and to adults from across the area in the evenings.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Attorney Mike Foster for following through on their commitment to the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Johns says the partnership is beneficial to all parties involved and shows how parties can work together.
Judge Tribble says Christian County was glad to help with applying for the grant money and believes it’s just following through on a commitment made to the chamber alliance.
In other action, Todd Fiscal Court approved a resolution to repair a bridge on Snardon Mill Road an, to replace a drainage system on Coal Bank Road and some other routine road maintenance.
Officials in Trigg County are hoping for nice weather this weekend when thousands of tourists will converge on Cadiz for the annual Ham Festival.
Festivities will run from mid-morning until late in the evening through Sunday, with a busy agenda including free music shows from various genres. As always, there will be vendor booths selling crafts and other items in addition to the various types of foods available.
The always popular “Kentucky’s largest ham biscuit” will be done sometime around 8:30 Saturday and attendees can purchase a piece for themselves.
Legendary country music group “Confederate Railroad” will be the featured entertainment Saturday evening at 6:30 on the main stage downtown. Also making an appearance at the Ham Festival is Kentucky Educational Television, which will record “Bluegrass and Backroads” Saturday morning and afternoon.
The Ham Festival concludes Sunday evening at 5pm.
This is something you don’t hear happening everyday in Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say on a daily basis officers handle a variety of crimes with varying degrees of severity, but police say every now and again, a unique case presents itself to law enforcement.
Police say one of those unique cases has swung their way after officers responded to mobile home located at 115 Denny Road on Friday, September 28th.
Douglas Jackson told police that sometime between 11:15 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. someone broke into his residence and stole his Marmoset monkey, which is estimated to be worth $3,000.
Jackson also told police when he left his residence to go to work, he double checked the door to make sure it was locked and when he returned home, he found his dog running outside and the door wide open and he also discovered that his pet monkey, named Gizzy, was missing.
Police say nothing in the residence was taken, except for Jackson’s pet monkey.
The lead investigator is Detective Dindar Kagan, who is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact him at 931-648-0656.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is working around the clock to locate and apprehend the person or persons responsible for last night’s shooting that left a young girl injured.
Hopkinsville Police is offering a large cash reward for anyone that has information about the Durrett Avenue shooting.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray talks about the cash reward that’s being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, which is part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking artwork, essays and nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.
Officials say the theme for the essays is Moving beyond the Dream to Brighten the Future.
The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students in Kentucky who would like to submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.
Officials say the citizenship award will also be given to an individual who embodies the spirit and energy of the late civil rights leader and all winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in Frankfort on Jan. 17th.
Artwork, essays and citizenship award nominations must be submitted by November 17th.
For more information, go to the website www.ome.ky.gov.