Hopkinsville Community College officials will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house next week for their new ag building.
The public grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled to take place Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the college’s new agriculture technology building located at 925 Main Street.
Officials say speakers will include HCC President Jim Selbe, Ag Program Coordinator Robert Alexander and HCC Ag program alumnus Michael Harton.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce will be joining HCC officials for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided before the events take place.
Child poverty in Kentucky remains high according to new Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey.
Survey results indicate that more than one in four children are living in poverty and that median household incomes continue to decline.
Child poverty in the Commonwealth increased to 27.4 percent in 2011 from 23.5 percent in 2008, which is when the recession first began.
In addition to increased poverty levels, the median household income for Kentuckians have steadily decreased since 2008.
The data also showed median household incomes have fallen to $41,141 from $43,232 in 2008.
Executive Director of KYA, Terry Brooks was troubled by the findings and was quoted as saying in order for Kentucky to have a strong future, vulnerable children and families need to be protected and that parents should have the resources and help meet their children’s basic needs.
Hopkinsville officials are encouraging local citizens to come out Saturday morning to help beautify the city.
The city’s Beautification Commission is inviting everyone to participate in a Community Dig In Day by helping to construct a yellow ribbon with yellow pansies to welcome visitors to the area.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Fort Campbell Memorial Park, which is otherwise known as Gander Park.
Kentucky State Police arrested a youth minister from Danville, Kentucky Tuesday after the mother of a under aged girl discovered inappropriate text messages and emails.
29-year old Jonathan David Hall of Denmark Drive is charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.
KSP initially received information on the case from Lexington Police after they were contacted by the mother of a 15-year-old girl, who discovered the inappropriate communication.
During questioning, the teenage girl told detectives that she began communicating with the unknown male after he texted her cell phone looking for another girl and claimed to be an 18-year-old college student named Zachary Blight Carter.
State Police say they were able to determine Hall was the man corresponding with the teen and after police executed a search warrant and allegedly found other nude photos of juvenile girls.
Police say the other juveniles reside in at least three other states and that the investigation into the incident remains ongoing with additional charges pending against Hall, who remains lodged in the Boyle County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.
Anyone with information about a person using the alias Zachary Blight Carter is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (502)782-9769.
The woman who has led St. Luke Free Clinic for the last few years has announced she will be leaving next week to spend more time with family.
Betsy Bond says her resignation will be effective next Thursday and that she has truly enjoyed her tenure as director.
Ms. Bond says she sees a positive future with some challenges for St. Luke, but believes the clinic will be just fine.
A search will soon begin to find a replacement for Ms. Bond, who says she will likely try to grow the organizing business she owns.