Local youths will have an opportunity for a free plane ride Saturday morning at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport.
Airport Board member Wesley Westerfield says registration begins at 8 and plane rides start at 9 for children ages 8 through 17.
It’s the second year for the event, which Westerfield says feeds a child’s interest in flying and shows off the improvements to the local airport.
Last year’s event was very successful and well-attended and Westerfield says the airport board expects it to be larger this year with additional planes available for use.
Two Hopkinsville Police Officers and their four-legged partners performed well in a competition last week.
Officer Bill Beaird and partner “Spike” placed second in the narcotics search at the 5th Annual Harriman Police K-9 Certification Seminar in Harriman, Tennessee.
Officer Todd DeArmond and partner “Bokito” placed third in the “Hard Dog, Fast Dog” competition. The HPD teams competed against 50 other teams from other police agencies, military agencies and private contractors representing several different states.
Demolition continues on the old Planters Bank building where a new Hopkinsville City Hall will one day stand.
Mayor Dan Kemp recently appeared on the Early Bird Show and said crews are going as fast as they can and that another building will be torn down to create parking for city employees.
Mayor Kemp says the city will also work as hard and quickly as possible to make the Lackey Municipal building ready for the Police Department to move in once the downtown city hall is constructed.
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held earlier this fall for the new municipal building project, which was approved by City Council after considerable debate.