Today marks a very important milestone for FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division.
According to officials, today marks the 10th anniversary of when the Citizen Corps program was created.
Since the 9-11 tragedy, the program has helped hundreds of communities across the nation become safer, stronger, and better prepared in the wake of disaster.
Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Chairman Dan Nicholson says he wants everyone to ask themselves if they can sustain themselves for several days when a natural disaster occurs.
According to Nicholson, numerous natural disasters occurred last year, which caused billions of dollars worth of damages in the nation, and he says it can happen again.
He is encouraging residents to take a pro-active approach and prepare for a disaster by creating an emergency kit that contains essential items like food, water, clothing and medications.
Citizen Corps Councils on average conduct several free training seminars through out the year on essential information like weather alerts, warnings, local sheltering, evacuations, and emergency planning.
The City of Hopkinsville and Codell Construction will be hosting a joint job fair next month.
According to Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp the purpose of the job fair is for local suppliers, contractors and construction workers to obtain information about the new municipal center project, which he says will be going out for bids in the March time frame.
The job fair will be held Monday, February 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.
Fans of American Idol will have the chance to see one of this year’s contestants in Christian County this summer.
Performing at the 2nd Annual Kelly Little Green Men days August 17th will be Kayla Nettles of Nashville.
Kelly Community Organizer Frank Brown says Ms. Nettles did a good job of singing the National Anthem at last year’s event and he’s looking forward to her being back this summer.
Brown says contractual obligations prevent Kayla from revealing how far she will make it on the show, but says to stay tuned. This year’s Kelly Little Green Men Days are August 17th and 18th in “downtown” Kelly just north of Hopkinsville.
An elderly Clarksville woman returned home from grocery shopping yesterday afternoon, only to be robbed.
A news release says the 84-year old woman returned home around 4:30 and set her bags down, when she was approached from behind by a man who threw her to the ground.
The suspect said something about drugs and demanded money, while holding her to the floor and breaking her glasses.
He made the victim dump her purse in the floor and took her cash and checkbook, before making her go to the bathroom. The suspect then put a couch in front of the bathroom door and ran out the front door.
A neighbor reportedly saw the suspect running toward Tyler Street and described him as a “stocky” white male approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing blue jeans and a tan jacket. He had on a black head covering and some sort of covering over his face.
Anyone who may be able to help police identify the man is asked to call the tips line at 931-645-8477.
A Graves County man is accused of attempting to set fire to a home with himself, a woman and four children inside.
State Police were called to a home in Mayfield early this morning after dispatch received a 911 call asking for help. The caller said Floyd Holmes III was making threats against her and her four children.
Holmes had reportedly shot himself, according to the caller, who said he was possibly still armed. When troopers arrived, they found that he had not shot himself, but had attempted to burn the home down with everyone inside.
Holmes was charged with Arson and five counts of Wanton Endangerment. He also faces charges of Possession of Marijuana and Posession of Drug Paraphernalia.