Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that two Muhlenberg County projects will be receiving a over a million dollars in state funding.
Governor Beshear announced that $1.5 million will fund the Powderly Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Project and the Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center for adults with mental, physical or emotional challenges.
The Powderly Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Project is receiving $1 million Community Development Block Grant to address the dilapidated housing stock throughout the city of Powderly.
The grant money will be used to demolish twelve homes and seven dilapidated mobile home units within the area to be cleared for reconstruction.
Meanwhile, a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will also help construct a new facility to house the Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center.
The Opportunity Center is a private, nonprofit organization that was established over 40 years ago to assist adults who experience mental, physical or emotional challenges in their daily lives.
The state’s CDBG program is administered by the Department for Local Government and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce and Pennyrile Chamber Alliance hosted a political forum at the Murray State Hopkinsville campus Thursday afternoon, where nine men and women on the ballot answered questions regarding issues affecting businesses.
State Representative Martha Jane King and First District State Senate Candidate Stan Humphries were without their opponents, while Representative Myron Dossett spoke even though he is unopposed in this election. The other six candidates were State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield; State Representative John Tilley and challenger Max Sturdivant; and State Representative Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty.
Asked about whether he favors Kentucky becoming a right to work state where no one could be required to pay union dues, Sturdivant said he would vote for such legislation.
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting a ceremony tomorrow morning to honor the outgoing and incoming Deputy Commanding General.
101st Commanding General, Major General James McConville will be hosting an honor Eagle ceremony to bid farewell to Deputy Commanding General of Support, Brigadier General, William Hickman and to welcome Brigadier General Ronald Lewis as the new Deputy Commanding General of Support for the division.
Hickman will be departing from the local post for his next assignment as the Commanding General at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Lewis is returning to the 101st after serving as a Commander of the 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade from July 2007 to March 2010.
The Honor Eagle Ceremony is scheduled to take place on post at McAuliffe Hall.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp has proclaimed that Thursday, November 1st as Extra Mile Day.
Mayor Kemp is encouraging residents to take the time on this day to not only “go the extra mile” in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge individuals who are committed to making the local community, country a better place to live.
By making this proclamation, Mayor Kemp is acknowledging the mission of the Extra Mile America Foundation to create 300 Extra Mile cities and states in America.
As stated in the proclamation, the City of Hopkinsville is officially known as a community that encourages its citizens to maximize their personal contribution to the community by giving of themselves wholeheartedly and with total effort, commitment and conviction.
Representatives with the Kentucky Public Service Commission will be conducting two meetings next week to discuss the options and process for the creation of a new area code in all or portions of western Kentucky.
The meetings- the last in a series of six public meetings will be conducted by PSC staff and will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for residents to ask questions and submit comments.
Officials will be in Bowling Green on Monday, October 29th at Greenwood High School at 6 p.m. and they will be in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, October 30th at 6 p.m. at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at 6 p.m.