Fort Campbell leadership understands that the loss of a child or infant is a devastating and heart breaking situation.
Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital employees released butterflies last week following the 6th Annual Walk to Remember to honor parents who experienced a loss.
Over 80 community members participated in the walk, butterfly release and remembrance ceremony.
In addition to the annual walk, Fort Campbell offers The Parents Helping Parents Grieving Support Group to allow parents who have experienced child loss a chance to share and learn from one another.
The group meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 7 – 9 p.m. in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Classroom 2.
For more information about the support group, call 270-798-8777.
A local elementary school received a check worth over a thousand dollars, thanks to Walmart.
It’s called “Safe Miles Invested in Local Education and for each accident-free mile driven by each of the company’s 7,200 tractor trailer drivers, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to a local school.
During last year’s program, Walmart transportation offices across the nation donated over $130,000 to schools.
The Walmart transportation office in Hopkinsville has chosen Sinking Fork Elementary to receive a $1869.56 donation.
General Transportation Manager at the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Walmart Distribution Center, Jack Smith was quoted as saying that Safe Miles Invested in Local Education is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country.
Walmart Transportation supports more than 4,500 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the nation.
There was a festive atmosphere at Toyota of Hopkinsville this morning, where a new van was presented to a local charity that helps victims of domestic violence.
Officials from Toyota gave Sanctuary, Incorporated Executive Director Marian Brown the keys to a new Sienna after the community helped the organization win the 100 Cars for Good Facebook contest this summer.
Ms. Brown expressed her gratitude to Toyota, saying it will represent opportunity for battered women who come to the shelter needing a new start and needing a ride to begin that process.
Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager Charlie Ramsey said it was a joy to help such a worthy cause—one that is essential to the nine county region.
District Toyota officials also gave Sanctuary a six-year, 100-thousand mile warranty and Renshaw Automotive Group owner Dan Renshaw gave Ms. Brown a 500 dollar gas card to fuel the van.
Ms. Brown said Sanctuary had a van before, but it wasn’t reliable. The new vehicle will allow staff to transport the women to appointments as needed.
Kentucky State Police has released further details on the fatal bus crash from northern Kentucky Monday afternoon.
A news release says the incident happened in Carroll County on Boone Road when a Head Start bus left the road in Carrollton for an unknown reason and overturned before coming to rest against a tree.
There were nine children inside the bus along with the driver and an assistant. Two of the children were pronounced dead by the Carroll County coroner and three were flown by helicopter to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Another child and adult were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital.
KSP says the Carroll County Head Start bus is equipped with seat belts and it appears they were all in use at the time of the accident.
Carrollton is most well known for the infamous church bus crash from May 14th, 1988 when a drunk driver crossed the median on an interstate highway and caused a fiery head-on collision that killed 27 and injured 34 others.
Tomorrow is the big night when boys and girls will trick or treat and local towns have designated the times when the ghosts and goblins should be out.
Downtown trick or treating in Hopkinsville will begin at 3:30, according to a news release, which says street merchants, local organizations and businesses will set up on South Main from East 9th to East 14th and on the south side of the street from South Main to South Virginia.
Adults must accompany children ages 12 and under and the trick or treaters must bring their own bag.
A group from Brooke Bailey Dance Association will provide entertainment at some point in the afternoon, with the whole event sponsored by the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation, Main Street Merchants and Downtown Renaissance.
Trick or Treat at the Mall will go from 4 until 7 at Bradford Square, with participating stores to hand out candy to children ages 12 and under.
Mayor Dan Kemp is requesting all trick or treating at homes in the city to take place between 5 and 8pm.
City of Oak Grove officials say children can go door to door in Christian County’s second largest city between 5 and 9pm.
The City of Cadiz Halloween Safe Night will be held from 4-6pm in that downtown area, according to an email from Cadiz Police, which says everyone is invited to participate in the safe event.
Officials at Elkton City Hall say trick or treating there will be from 5:30 until 7:30 and that several churches there will be holding “truck or treat” celebrations for local children.