Christian County Public School System officials are planning a district wide 3rd grade multiplication bee this week.
School officials say 36 students from nine different schools will be participating in thisThursday’s competition and had to be one of the top three students in their class and school.
According to officials this is the first multiplication bee for the school district.
The event will be held Thursday at Holiday Elementary School and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
There have been more filings for Hopkinsville City Council seats.
The only non-incumbent to file so far is Republican Jason McCraw, who is challenging for the Ward 5 seat currently held by Democrat Charlie Henderson.
Ward 7 and 8 Democrats Peggy Everett and Marby Schlegel filed at the courthouse, as has Ward 9 incumbent Patricia Bell. Ward 2 councilperson Kimberly McCarley has also file for re-election.
Candidates run exclusively in their wards for the primary election, but run a citywide race if they make it to the general election.
Liquor stores in Christian County outside of the city limits will soon be able to stay open an additional hour.
Christian Fiscal Court passed an ordinance giving those establishments until 1am to stay open five nights a week. The vote was six to two, with Magistrates Mark Cansler and Terry Bowman voting “no.”
Magistrate Terry Bowman has said he would rather see their hours reduced than expanded, while Squire Cansler says he was happy with the hours already allowed to liquor stores.
Squire Tom Jones says he voted in favor of the measure, because he feels it gives liquor stores in the county an even playing field with ones in the city.
Joey Allen, who owns a liquor store in Gracey, has been the only person to come to Fiscal Court meetings in support of the ordinance.
In other action, Court gave authority to apply for federal grants to purchase emergency equipment for the Christian County Weather Spotters and Sheriff’s Office.
They also approved a $34,550 bid by Gilliiand Construction to do roof work on the courthouse.
A woman accused of embezzling nearly $4,000 from her employer has been arrested by Hopkinsville Police.
Charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking is 41-year old Felicia Radford of Hopkinsville, who allegedly used the credit card of her employer—Perfect Loving Care Childcare—to make $3,934 in unauthorized transactions for personal items.
An arrest warrant says the card was meant to be used for food purchases.