Hopkinsville residents are invited to participate in this year’s Christmas Decoration Awards contest.
Recognition for “Best Decorated Home” will be presented to residences in each of the twelve wards and a single “Best Decorated Business” award will be presented. Nominees will be judged on use of decorations, creativity and theme.
To enter or to nominate a home or business, one can call the mayor’s office at 890-0200. Entries must be received by 5pm on December 3rd—as judging will be done that week.
Winners will be announced at this year’s Polar Express and Downtown Tree Lighting at Founders Square Saturday, December 8th at 6pm.
Fire damaged a North Fowler Avenue home Monday morning, though no one was injured and a family pet got out safely.
First call of a fire at 112 North Fowler came out just before 11:30 and five trucks and 11 fire-fighters responded. The report from Battalion Chief Freddie Montgomery says smoke was found coming from the attic.
No one was home and fire-fighters quickly put out the blaze that began near a floor furnace. Katherine Braxton had only recently moved in and told crews she had placed a rug over the furnace thinking it wasn’t turned on.
An estimated two thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the structure and one thousand dollars worth of damage to contents. A dog that was inside went uninjured and got outside without becoming ill from the smoke.
Smokers in Kentucky could be looking at a tax hike.
Governor Steve Beshear's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is recommending a 40-cent increase. The details of the group's advisement came out Monday.
They're also hoping there will be a constitutional amendment which would allow cities to raise sales taxes for a limited period of time. No increase in the state's current six-percent sales tax is being recommended.
Two people went to the hospital following a wreck in front of Wendy’s on North Drive Monday evening.
The incident happened around 5:50, according to the HPD report, which says 20-year old Carrie Jones of Hopkinsville turned out of the Wendy’s parking lot onto North Drive and into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 18-year old Kristeena Rosser of Elkton.
Ms. Rosser and her passenger, 18-year old Katie Kitchens of Pembroke, were both injured and taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Ms. Jones went uninjured.
A hit and run wreck on Calvin Drive last night sent one person to the hospital.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 25-year old Randi Drake of Hopkinsville was southbound on Calvin around 7:30 slowing down to turn into the Calvin Manor apartments.
Ms. Drake said she noticed a small compact car traveling at a high rate of speed approaching the stop sign. As Ms. Drake made her left hand turn, the speeding car entered Calvin Drive and struck her pickup in the left side.
Drake was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The other vehicle was described as possibly being a gold colored, older model Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry.