The Christian County Republican Party held a Meet and Greet for its local candidates Friday night at its headquarters on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Rachel McCubbin is a longtime local Republican leader and Field Representative for Senator Rand Paul. She says the presidential race will bring out a lot of voters and there’s plenty of enthusiasm in Christian County.
Ms. McCubbin says she hopes some of that enthusiasm will spill over into the local General Assembly races featuring Republicans Whitney Westerfield and Max Sturdivant, Jr. and says those candidates are working hard.
Local Republicans handed out yard signs and bumper stickers at their headquarters, which is on the north side of Hammond Plaza next to Godfather’s Pizza.
The final two of three suspects charged in connection with a 2008 fatal shooting of a young woman were both found guilty of murder in Christian Circuit Court this afternoon.
Officials at the Justice Center say Derrick James and Jordan Young, both of Clarksville, were found guilty of murdering 18-year old Shyarra Olavarria on May 31st, 2008 after her lifeless body was found in a remote location off of Carter Road in Oak Grove.
The jury also recommended a 50-year sentence for both James and Young.
The pair will be formally sentenced on January 18th.
A jury previously convicted the other defendant in the case, Kenneth Hudson of Clarksville on complicity to murder charges in November 2010 after he reportedly lured the victim to Carter Road and waited for James and Young to arrive to shoot her to death, though while on the witness stand, Hudson claimed he didn’t know the murder was going to take place.
Hudson was reportedly acting at the will of James, who was angry at the young woman for telling police about a crime that was committed.
Hudson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a trial two years ago that was upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court. He will be eligible for parole in 2028.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 11 people today including a Hopkinsville man for allegedly committing multiple burglaries in his own neighborhood.
The True Bill against Bobby Hoskins of Harmony Grove Road reads that he is charged with one count of 1st degree burglary, three counts of 2nd degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hoskins is accused of breaking and entering the residences located at 4600,4495 and 4305 Harmony Grove Road between October 2011 and September 14th.
Officials with the Mannington Volunteer Fire Department is inviting area residents to enjoy great food, while supporting a great cause.
Firefighters will be hosting their annual barbeque fundraiser Saturday, October 6th from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the fire department and also from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crofton at the Country Cupboard parking lot.
Residents will have the option of having barbeque pork or chicken which also includes a side of baked beans, potato salad and slaw to go with the meal.
In addition, residents can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a laptop.
For more information, contact 270-676-0239.
Officials with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Habitat for Humanity and the Howe-Finley Masonic Lodge #160 will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser next week.
The BBQ fundraiser will take place at the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store parking lot on Friday, October 5th from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 6th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The store is located at 2401 Fort Campbell Boulevard.