Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson was in Elkton this morning, where he presented significant grant money to begin construction of the Todd County Career Path Institute.
Todd and Christian Fiscal Courts had applied for 250-thousand dollar grants to go toward the matching portion of a federal grant of 2-million dollars to build the facility on the campus of Todd County Central High School.
The building will offer technical and industrial training to high school students and adults, with Todd Central students able to obtain dual credit in the process. The building will be staffed and operated by Hopkinsville Community College.
It only took about a month for the grants to be approved and Lieutenant Governor Abramson said the facility will provide exactly what job makers are looking for—a skilled workforce.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Christian Fiscal Court for going in with his county on the grant application—saying the move embodied the spirit of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Judge Daryl Greenfield Senator Joey Pendleton
Todd Marshal Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson
State Rep. Martha Jane King Chrisitan Co. Judge-Exec Steve Tribblee
Wayne Benningfield Tony Wilder
It’s that time again in the year where clocks are set an hour behind and smoke detector batteries need to be replaced just in time for Winter.
Each year, clocks go back one hour on the first Sunday in November.
While residents reset their clocks on Sunday, Hopkinsville Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos is reminding citizens to take the time this weekend to also check their smoke alarm batteries.
Today marks the 21st annual Community Reader Day in Hopkinsville and hundreds of people have signed up to participate in the event.
About 175 volunteers have registered to read to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grades in the school district’s 13 elementary schools.
This year’s theme is Get out The Vote to reflect America’s national election on Tuesday, November 6th.
Christian County Public School Spokesperson, Heather Aubin says students who are proficient at reading also excel in other subject areas.
Community Emergency Response Team training will be held in Pembroke this weekend.
Training was set to begin this evening at 5 at Pembroke Baptist Church and continue until 9 before starting again Saturday morning at 8 and concluding at 4pm.
The training will include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster response, disaster medical assistance, light search and rescue, terrorism awareness and disaster psychology.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the training.
The man accused of raping a mentally-disabled woman living in his home and then molesting the children he fathered with her was found not guilty in a re-trial on some of those charges yesterday in Christian Circuit Court.
48-year old David Hoff had been previously sentenced to 10 life sentences for allegedly raping one of the three children he fathered with the mentally disabled woman he was also convicted of raping.
The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned the conviction involving the children and that case was re-tried yesterday. A jury returned a verdict of not guilty yesterday around 6pm, according to court officials.
Hoff will remain in jail on a 45-year sentence for the rape conviction involving the mentally-handicapped woman.