The Hopkinsville Police Department will be providing toys to needy children through its Christmas Morning Miracle program again this year and a toy drive will be held later this month.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says take a toy to First Frame Bowl Sunday December 15 and you'll receive a free game and shoe rental between 1 and 8 o'clock.
Officer Ray says those toys will be delivered to children in need Christmas morning.
If you can't make it to the toy drive, you can still drop off a donation in the front lobby of the Hopkinsville Police Department.
The Christian County Public School System is holding its College Checklist Session tonight and students and parents are invited to attend.
District Spokesperson Heather Lancaster says representatives from several colleges will be in attendance at the Hopkinsville Community College auditorium.
Once again, that event is from 5:30 until 7:30 at the HCC auditorium.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Earlington Monday night.
The incident happened just before 8 o'clock, according to a news release from the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, which says 33-year old Tony Faith of Madisonville was headed the wrong direction on South McEuen Street and hit a westbound vehicle driven by 78-year old Milton Bratcher of Dawson Springs at the intersection with Main Street.
Both drivers and Bratcher's passenger, 76-year old Addie Bratcher, were all taken to Baptist Health in Madisonville for treatment of their injuries.
The Christian County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man Monday morning for allegedly attempting to sell stolen property at City Salvage.
Charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception was 54-year old Anthony Shelton of Hopkinsville, who allegedly took items stolen from North Side Auto Parts to City Salvage to sell for cash. The arrest citation says Shelton sold stolen property on at least three occasions.
Shelton remains in the Christian County Jail.
When all the numbers are official, Kentucky farmers are expected to have record corn and soybean yields this year.
The Kentucky Agri-News November issue says corn production was forecast at a record 247 million bushels, up four percent from the September forecast and 138 percent above last year's production level.
Yield was estimated at 173 bushels per acre, up 15 bushels from the September forecast and an astounding 105 bushel increase from last year's drought-stricken yield. If realized, it would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 165 bushels. Kentucky farmers harvested an estimated 1.43 million acres of corn, down 100,000 acres from last year.
Nationally, corn production was forecast at 14 billion bushels, up 30 percent from last year and yield is forecast at a record 160.4 bushels per acre.
Meanwhile, soybean production for Kentucky was forecast at 80.4 million bushels, up 12 percent from the September forecast and 37 percent above 2012. Yield was estimated at 49 bushels per acre, nine bushels more than last year.
If realized, this year's crop would be the highest yield on record, surpassing the 2009 crop at 48 bushels. An estimated 1.64 million acres of soybeans were harvested in Kentucky, which is 170,000 acres more than last year.
United States soybean production was forecast at 3.26 billion bushels, up seven percent from last year. If realized, it would be the country's largest soybean harvest on record.