The Hopkinsville City Council had a full agenda during tonight’s meeting and approved several municipal orders, including a three-million dollar buyout program.
The Council authorized a municipal order to allow Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp to execute a contract with the state concerning the city’s South Fork Acquisition and Demolition project.
By signing the contract, the City of Hopkinsville will reportedly receive a federal grant worth up to 3.1 million dollars to purchase and demolish twenty-one structures prone to flooding.
The non-federal share of a little over a million dollars will be provided by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility.
In other business, council members also approved a municipal order that allows JKS Architects and Engineers to proceed with the bidding process for phase I to renovate the second floor of the Woody Winfree Fire Transportation Museum.
The project is expected to be done in two phases with phase I likely to cost nearly 398-thousand dollars.
Council members Ann Cherry and Wesley Grimes were absent from tonight’s meeting.
Law enforcement officials in Marshall County released the names of two men who reportedly died this morning after their boat capsized.
Investigators say Ray Herman of Campbellsburg and Andy Myers of Louisville died when the boat capsized on the Tennessee River just below the dam.
WPSD TV reported another man was rescued and was being treated at a nearby hospital shortly after the incident and that rescue workers on the scene believed the three men were fishing when their boat got too close to the spillway, causing their boat to flip.
Are you looking for a four-legged friend to make your family complete?
If so, officials with the Christian County Animal Shelter are urging residents who are looking to adopt a pet to head down to Tractor Supply this weekend.
Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says this Saturday, local residents will be able to adopt a pet at a discounted rate.
Grace is encouraging local residents to come out and check out the many pets looking for their forever home.
Again, the Christian County Animal Shelter will be hosting an adoption event at Tractor Supply, which is located at 107-10 Eagle Way Bypass in Hopkinsville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and officials say a grill and several door prizes will be given away during the event.
Over 500 people reportedly attended a gala this weekend to celebrate the opening and usage of the new Christian County Public School Performing Arts Center, located inside the Christian County Middle School.
The gala of the theme was…And So It Begins and featured several performances from local students.
School Spokesperson Heather Aubin says she was impressed by the number of residents who attended Sunday’s gala.
Aubin says every seat in the performing arts center was filled and that she was not surprised about how many people attended the event.
Director of the Performing Arts Center, Barbara Felts, who served as one of the emcees of the gala added that she was excited that the school district now had a venue for students to showcase their talents.
Few details are available, but two people are missing after a boat capsized below the Kentucky Dam in Marshall County this morning.
WPSD TV quotes rescue squad Chief Carl Curtner as saying that three people were on the boat when it capsized on the Tennessee River just below the dam.
One of the boaters was reportedly being treated, while the other two were unaccounted for. We’ll have more details on this when they become available.