The 2012 edition of the Christian County Relay for Life is getting very close to meeting its goal for the year.
Relay chair Ashley Johnson says the current total stands at $128,776—a little over 12-hundred dollars short of the 130-thousand dollar goal.
Ms. Johnson says the relay has until the end of next month to raise that money and she’s confident it will get done.
Christian County has always supported the local relay well and Ms. Johnson says she and the others working to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients are certainly appreciative.
Anyone wanting to help the local relay meet the goal this year can call Ashley Johnson at 839-4400.
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke is joining House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover in asking Governor Steve Beshear to “opt out” of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Some states are vowing to do just that and Representative Dossett says Kentucky is already having a hard enough time meeting costs of healthcare under the managed care Medicaid program.
There are already approximately 900-thousand Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Dossett says the additional burden combined with the retirement system problems and other economic hardships will create more issues.
Even with the pleas from Republicans and some Democrats, Representative Dossett says he isn’t optimistic the Governor will lead Kentucky in that direction to opt out.
Minority Leader Hoover said in a morning news conference that the health care legislation could force the commonwealth to consider serious tax increases.
It’s Christian County Farm Bureau day at the Western Kentucky State fair, with members able to get in free with the flier they got in the mail recently.
Christian County Farm Bureau President Joe Rives is inviting members to use their flier between 4 and 6pm, with the meeting beginning at 6 o’clock.
The featured entertainment in the grandstand will be the local farm stock tractor pulls, when local farmers will compete for bragging rights. J.R. Knight explains.
It’s another arm band night for rides and there will be a 500 dollar drawing at 9pm in front of the convention center.
When you see a Pennyrile Rural Electric Truck going down the road or pulling into your driveway, it may look a little different than what you are used to.
The cooperative has unveiled a new logo to better reflect its mission, according to President and CEO Eston Glover, who says the green, blue and yellow all represent something separate and something in common.
A rising sun in the left side of the logo symbolizes that the mission is far from complete, according to Glover.
Pennyrile Electric also recently started a Facebook page, which allows them to alert customers about power outages and when those may be or have been fixed. You can see the new logo on our website under the local news section.
A biker who was attempting to merge off the Pennyrile Parkway onto I-24 was injured yesterday morning when he lost control and wrecked.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year old Russell Weaver of Henderson was on the exit ramp when he ran off the left side and hit a ditch. His motorcycle slid across the eastbound lanes of I-24, knocking Weaver off the bike.
Weaver was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head injuries, with the report saying he was not wearing a helmet.