101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General James Mcconville was among the hundreds of top ranking military officers who were invited to sit in on a seminar about maximizing ministries to local troops over the weekend.
Garrison Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Houston was among several other guest speakers to speak about the importance of the community supporting soldiers in seeking guidance on mental or physical wounds from battle.
Attorney General Jack Conway’s annual Keep Kentucky Kids Safe Public Service Announcement contest is now underway.
General Conway launched the Keep Kentucky Kids Safe statewide awareness initiative in 2010 in partnership with the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and its Office of Drug Control Policy, Kentucky Pharmacists Association, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators just to name a few.
To date, the program has reached over 15,000 students across the state to the dangers of prescription drug abuse, which is considered to be the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.
In 2011, doctors in Kentucky prescribed over 219 million doses of the hydrocodone, one of the drugs most commonly found in overdose victims.
Kentucky’s overdose death rate is the sixth-highest in the nation with more than 1,000 fatal overdoses a year.
Kentucky middle and high school students have until December 7th to submit their entries for the annual contest.
Students are asked to create a 30-second video PSA on the consequences of prescription drug abuse.
Hopkinsville Community College is now offering a new transcript ordering service.
HCC students are now able to request official transcripts online at anytime.
Students can order as many transcripts as they like in one online session using any major credit card by clicking on a link on HCC’s website called www.getmytranscript.com.
Registration is free and students pay only for the transcripts they order and will receive an order update through email or text messages.
HCC’s transcript ordering service is provided through the National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization serving the higher education community.
Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that longtime budget and policy expert Jane Driskell will join his administration as State Budget Director in January.
Secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet Mary Lassiter has held both positions since September 2009.
Governor Beshear stated he appreciated the wisdom and counsel of Mary Lassiter throughout the years in this position and that he looked forward to Jane stepping in and continuing her expertise in the budget office.”
Mrs. Driskell will replace Secretary Lassiter, who was appointed by Governor Beshear as budget director at the start of his administration in 2007.
Driskell currently is the Commissioner of Finance for Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, in the office of Mayor Jim Gray.
Thanksgiving week is the deadliest on the calendar on roadways and local police are hoping motorists will heed their advice to stay safe.
Most importantly, Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says never drink and drive.
Officer Ray says the high traffic volume caused by Thanksgiving makes it especially dangerous when impaired drivers are on the road.
Hopkinsville Police arrested four drivers who were allegedly impaired over the weekend, while Cadiz Police reported two DUI arrests. Police across Kentucky and Tennessee will be putting an extra emphasis on removing impaired drivers from the road this week.