The Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired a new marketing and advertising coordinator.
A news release from Executive Director Cheryl Cook says Jessica Stevens was hired and began her duties last week. Ms. Stevens is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Arts in Administration and Integrated Strategic Communications.
Ms. Stevens is quoted as saying she’s very excited to be working in a truly remarkable place and that she can’t wait to share it with visitors and locals alike.
She will be responsible for the online content of the bureau’s website, the implementation of social media and designing and implementing advertising in many magazines and newspapers across the United States.
Spiderman, Captain America and Princesses were just some of the many elaborate costumes worn by area youngsters tonight as they trick-or-treated in downtown Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville resident Jordan Taylor says despite the chilly temperatures he was glad he attended the event with his family.
Taylor adds that he plans on bringing his family next year and spoke about the safety aspects of the event.
Hopkinsville Police have identified two additional suspects wanted in connection with the shooting incident on Walnut Street from Tuesday night.
A news release from HPD says 33-year old James “Manny” Forte and a man identified only as Christopher Taylor are wanted in connection with the incident and warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Officers were called to 1207 Walnut Street around 8:30 Tuesday for a “shots fired” complaint and found Tyrone Ealey shot in the head. He would be flown from Hopkinsville to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police arrested 20-year old Jay Carner and 50-year old Ronnie Forte of Hopkinsville early Wednesday morning and charged both with first degree robbery. The four men were allegedly armed and attempting to rob Antonio Greene when Ealey was shot during the course of events.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of James “Manny” Forte or Christopher Taylor should call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS or Hopkinsville Police at 890-1500. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Today marks the annual celebration of the spookiest day of the year…Halloween and Fort Campbell officials held several family friendly events to commemorate the tradition.
The local post’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment held its annual Trunk-or-Treat event recently with hundreds of soldiers and their little ghosts and goblins in attendance.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says the event was a lot of fun for the entire family and helped solidify bonds within the unit, which he says is important now more than ever since the unit is deploying.
Jennifer De la Cruz says this was the second time she has attended the unit’s Trunk-or-Treat and explains why she comes back every year.
The 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment is attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team and is expected to deploy next month to Afghanistan.
A Christian County man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a robbery Wednesday afternoon.
A news release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year old Kenneth Gant Golladay was working at the Country Boy Store on Gracey-Herndon Road when a black male came into the store wearing all black and struck him in the head.
The blow knocked Golladay unconscious, with the suspect getting away with undisclosed merchandise. Golladay called 911 and then drove himself to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after waking up and was treated for his injuries before being flown to Vanderbilt.
Golladay was able to give information to police that helped them identify a possible suspect, who was located at the Murray Wal-Mart thanks to the help of the Murray Police Department and Trigg County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested and charged, though police declined to immediately release his identity until they were sure no other accomplices were involved.