The future of health care continues to be a major concern for citizens who rely on Medicare and Medicaid to survive and for those who are struggling to make ends meet in today’s tough economy.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says health care will be a key issue to discuss prior to the November election.
Congressman Whitfield says rising health care costs are the direct result of the federal government.
Congressman Whitfield says even though the health care system is often times described as too complex, he is encouraging residents to stay informed and to contact their health care providers about questions or concerns they may have.
Thanks to the generosity of over a dozen Indian doctors, several local organizations will have an easier time serving the community.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says residents are lucky to have dedicated doctors.
Mayor Kemp says sometime last fall, he was approached by the physicians, who told him that they wanted to give back to a community that has accepted and embraced them.
Over the next five years, doctors affiliated with the Indian Physicians Alliance have pledged to donate $200,000 to benefit organizations like the A.W. Watts Senior Center, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers and Challenge House.
Clarksville Police have identified the second suspect allegedly involved in an armed robbery that took place over the weekend.
Police identified the individual as 21-year old Malcolm Rashaad Wright, who is described as a black male, who stands about 5 foot 10, weighs about 145 pounds and who has a dollar sign tattooed on his left cheek.
Police say a warrant has been issued for Wright’s arrest for the aggravated robbery that took place at the Kangaroo Express on Dover Road on Friday.
Wright is considered to be armed and dangerous and police are asking residents who know his whereabouts to contact authorities immediately.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Recreation Department has released part of the schedule for this year’s Trail of Tears Native American Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow, which will be a milestone event.
The 25th Annual Pow-Wow will kick off Friday night, September 7th at the park, with organizer Peg Hays saying attendees will be entertained by an all Native American band.
The concert is free and begins with a 6pm performance by the Southern Dirt Band of Hopkinsville, which brings a high energy style of southern rock. “Indigenous” takes the stage at eight o’clock and Ms. Hays says Friday night entertainment is something special to the Pow-Wow this year.
The local Pow-Wow is one of the largest in the area and brings tourists and performers from across the country. As always, events will continue through the weekend with all of the traditions attendees have come to know and enjoy.
A former Fort Campbell soldier who reportedly admitted to police that he fondled the private parts of a child took a plea deal in Christian Circuit Court yesterday and will be on unsupervised probation, as long as he stays out of Kentucky.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Oak Grove Police Department worked together in an investigation that led to the arrest of 24-year old Kyle Shelton in July of last year. A girl under the age of 12 said Shelton touched her privates in a residence and in a vehicle as he drove her home from a friend’s home.
The arrest warrant says Shelton admitted to the crime and he was charged with sexual abuse. The plea deal amended the charges down to wanton endangerment and Shelton remains in the Army at another post on probation.
He will not have to register as a sex offender and his probation will only be supervised if he comes back to Kentucky. He was also forced to make a 200 dollar donation to the Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center and is not allowed to make contact with the victim or her family.