A Hopkinsville resident is in New York this week assisting residents there devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Matt Westerfield says he’s carrying on the legacy of his late father Tom by joining the relief effort of the Southern Baptist Convention in Queens, New York. He says he drove a shower truck to New York to give volunteers a place to do laundry and to take a shower.
Westerfield and the group he’s with are also preparing hot meals each day for those impacted by the storm.
Westerfield says anyone wanting to help can donate to the Christian County Baptist Association with “disaster relief” noted in the memo section of the check. You can also send the check to the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville or you can contact that agency about volunteering your own time to go where help is needed.
Matt Westerfield concluded his interview by congratulating his brother Whitney for his election to the 3rd District State Senate seat.
A Hopkinsville man was injured in a wreck on I-24 last night after he was thrown from a pickup.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 16-year old Logan Slaughters of Hopkinsville was attempting to merge onto I-24 from Fort Campbell Boulevard when he lost control of his pickup on the wet pavement and hit a guardrail.
The front seat passenger, 56-year old Robert Finnegan of Hopkinsville, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck. Slaughters and another passenger were wearing a seat belt and went uninjured.
Finnegan was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Local residents with a misbehaving dog are reminded of a seminar at the Animal Shelter tomorrow afternoon.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says dog expert Craig Curtis will hold a seminar on how to train dogs with all types of aggression problems behind the shelter at 5:30pm.
Ms. Grace says the seminar is free, but any donations to the Get’em Done program will be greatly appreciated.
The Animal Shelter is located on Russellville Road next to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport.
The Kelly Community Organization will be holding another community meeting tomorrow evening, with next year’s Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival to be discussed.
Organizer Frank Brown gives the details, saying everyone in north Christian County is invited to attend.
Brown says a film crew from NBC is supposed to be in Kelly next week to record a segment about the Kelly encounter.
There will be free Christmas season door prizes at the event at Kelly Baptist Church at 7pm.
One of the men thought to be responsible for the Durrett Avenue drive-by shooting from last month was the victim of a fatal shooting over the weekend in Clarksville.
Hopkinsville Police had sought 20-year old Malcolm Rashaad Wright for questioning in connection with the October 10th incident that sent an eight-year old girl to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Wright died early Saturday morning after being shot at C-Ray’s night club on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville. The Clarksville Police Department is investigating that incident, but has not reported any arrests.
HPD continues to investigate 19-year old Mitchell Wallace of Hopkinsville and 23-year old Zachary Lane of Crofton as potential suspects in the drive-by shooting. They were arrested last month on unrelated charges.