The time is nearly here for the 20th Annual Christian County Relay for Life and organizers are hoping for a big turnout.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s excited for what Friday night and early Saturday morning will hold and gives the rundown on the schedule at the Stadium of Champions.
Ms. Johnson says the relay is the grand finale of a year-long effort of fundraising in hopes of one day finding a cure for cancer.
This year’s fundraising goal is 130 thousand dollars.
The fundraising group for the local Minority Economic Development Initiative will host one of its largest fundraisers tomorrow.
The annual Movers and Shakers Tasters Luncheon will be from 11 to 1 tomorrow at the War Memorial building, as described by MEDI Director Henry Snorton.
Snorton says the Movers and Shakers have helped MEDI develop into a regional program to assist minorities and females who want to start a small business.
Tickets to the luncheon are eight dollars per person and can be purchased at the door.
Details have been released on the motorcycle wreck that injured a retired Emergency Communications Center dispatcher yesterday.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year old Danny Comperry of Hart Road, Crofton was northbound on Dawson Springs Road near the 3000 block around 5:20pm when an object fell off a pickup driven by his wife directly in front of him.
Comperry attempted to swerve to avoid the object, but lost control of his bike and turned it over. He was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for injuries to his head, hand and knee.
Comperry’s retirement from the ECC only became official this week.
An elderly Hopkinsville man was arrested on his second DUI charge in the last five years after he allegedly caused a wreck that injured a man Wednesday evening.
Kentucky State Police investigated the two-vehicle wreck at the North Main Street-Hilltop Drive intersection around 7pm.
A news release says 82-year old Paul Drury of Hopkinsville turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 56-year old James Torian of Hopkinsville and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Torian was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, while Drury was arrested and charged with DUI, driving with an open alcohol container in his vehicle and failure to maintain insurance.
Police say both men were wearing their seat belt.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused of stealing an expensive television yesterday.
The arrest card for 37-year old Torey Christian says he was arrested at 303 Bryan Street, where he reportedly admitted to stealing the 55-inch flatscreen from 305 Bryan earlier in the week.
Police say the television was recovered from Christian’s bedroom and returned to its owner. Christian was charged with receiving stolen property and lodged in the Christian County Jail.