Christian County Public Schools has been named an Energy Star Leader for improving energy efficiency at its buildings.
CCPS Energy Manager, Bob Valentine was quoted as saying that through this achievement, the school district has demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering energy costs.
In order to be considered an Energy Star Leader, organizations are required to track and submit energy performance data for all buildings and fuel sources through EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.
The school district is among over 200 organizations to be recognized by the EPA as Energy Star leaders.
According to the EPA, Energy Star leaders have saved over a total of $150 million on utility bills and helped prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity consumed by nearly 95,000 homes.
Clarksville Police released the name of the pregnant woman who was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on Ashland City Road and delivered her baby at a Nashville Hospital shortly after the wreck yesterday.
Police identified the woman as 21-year old Brooke Nycole Golden of Millstone Circle, Clarksville.
Golden is listed in stable condition, while the male child went uninjured and weighed over five pounds at birth and is now in the custody of the Department of Children Services.
Police say around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Golden was driving west on Ashland City Road in her Toyota Corolla, when for some unknown reason, her vehicle left the right side of the roadway, traveled about 150 feet and hit a cement culvert near Seven Mile Ferry Road.
The investigation into the single-vehicle remains ongoing and is being handled by John Reyes and charges are pending against Golden.
Following months of discussion and heated debates during a recent Hopkinsville City Council meeting, the city’s proposed amended smoking ban ordinance was sent back for discussion during the August session of the Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole meeting, but that’s not stopping Councilwoman Ann Cherry from doing some research about how the proposed ban will affect local businesses.
Councilwoman Cherry says she wants to gather enough data from local entrepreneurs to local citizens before she decides on whether or not to support a city-wide smoking ban.
According to Christian County Chamber of Commerce President, Carter Hendricks about 67 percent of local businesses would be affected by the proposed smoking ban ordinance as is.
Councilwoman Cherry then went on to describe the purpose of her research and the kinds of questions she will be asking business owners.
The proposed ordinance is up for discussion during the August 23rd Committee of the Whole meeting and is considered to be a controversial topic that needs to be discussed by several council members.
HopFed Bancorp, Inc announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of two cents per share.
The cash dividend will be paid out today to stockholders of record as of June 30th.
HopFed Bancorp is a holding company of Heritage Bank, which is headquartered in Hopkinsville and has eighteen offices in western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.
Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power released a statement today concerning House Concurrent Resolution 127, which rejects the proposed international takeover of the Internet.
Congressman Whitfield was quoted as saying he was pleased to vote today in favor of protecting the Internet from international control, specifically from the United Nations.
Congressman Whitfield then went onto say he believed the Internet has proven to serve as a means for entrepreneurship and innovation at a time of high unemployment.
The Resolution moves for consideration by all Members of the House of Representatives.