This year’s United Way fundraising campaign officially begins next week, but money is already being raised in several places.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and his wife Henrietta are the co-chairs of the campaign and Mayor Kemp says a number of businesses are setting the pace.
Nearly two dozen agencies are supported by the United Way of the Pennyrile and Mayor Kemp is asking residents who can afford to donate to seriously consider doing so.
Several businesses and industries hold campaigns each year, where employees can donate to the United Way.
Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend looking to arrest anyone driving impaired.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says not only is it illegal to drink and drive; it’s also a deadly combination for the driver and everyone else on the road.
There is usually a spike in highway fatalities on Labor Day weekend and Officer Ray says that can be reduced if every driver and passenger wears a seat belt for every trip.
The number of people killed on Kentucky roadways has continued to run ahead of last year’s pace and police across the commonwealth are hoping to curb that trend starting now.
The southern edge of what’s left of Hurricane Isaac will likely bring some much-needed rain to western Kentucky over the weekend.
Meteorologist David Blanchard with the National Weather Service in Paducah says high winds aren’t a big concern this time around, though there will be some strong gusts.
Areas of central Missouri, Illinois and Indiana will get flooding rains, but forecasters only expect about an inch and a half in this area.
As always with the weather, the forecast is subject to change and anyone with Labor Day weekend plans is encouraged to keep a close eye on the latest prognostications. As it stands now, there is a decent chance of rain Friday through Sunday.
Both of Kentucky's U.S. Senators addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa Wednesday night and said it's time for a change in Washington.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calls Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney the "man for this moment." Speaking to the large crowd, McConnell said the U.S. is in "desperate need of leadership."
The Christian County Board of Education wasted no time tonight in approving a tax increase during a special called school board meeting with members Mary DeBow and Betsy Glover voting against it.
The tax rate passed by the school board was 38.7 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, which would produce a 4-percent increase in revenue.
The property tax increase equals an extra eight dollars on the bill for the owner of a 100-thousand dollar home.
Prior to the school board meeting, a public tax levy hearing took place, where several residents expressed their support in a property tax hike, including Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp.