Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce say they are proud to announce that chamber membership continues to grow.
The chamber recently concluded its annual membership drive with 36 new members joining from September 4th through September 21st.
The local chamber now represents over 900 businesses and organizations throughout the region.
This year’s membership drive was led by Membership Drive Committee Chairperson, Traci Mason, Sales Manager at WHOP radio.
Vice-President of Membership Development and Public Relations, Deanna Yates was quoted as saying Ms. Mason’s involvement and focus on supporting volunteers, along with making her own contacts, was over the top and credited her for the recent success of adding new members.
The membership drive consisted of 5 teams and over 50 volunteers canvassing Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
The tops three winners for a membership drive competition were Kayla Augustinovich and her team who recruited 8 new members, Rachel Hudson- Spurlin and her team with 4 new members and Cindy Scholar and her team with 4 new members.
The Chamber Staff also had 20 new members to join during the drive.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that eight people died in eight separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, October 15th through Sunday.
State Police reported single fatality motor vehicle crashes occurring Christian, Clay,
Henderson, Laurel, Marshall, Ohio and Spencer Counties with four of the victims not wearing seat belts and two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police also reported that a pedestrian was struck and killed in Boyle County.
There were no fatal wreck reported in Trigg or Todd Counties during this time.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 568 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 25 less than what was reported for the same time period last year.
The 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell leadership want to ensure local soldiers continue to have top notch behavioral health services at their disposal.
A embedded behavioral health team, which consists of 13 clinical behavioral health professionals and support staff are now offering walk-in services to soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team in the area where soldiers live and work.
Chief of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Embedded Behavioral Health clinic, Major Bonnie Huber states that in addition to making it much easier for soldiers to access counseling services, it is also extremely beneficial to have direct access to brigade leaders and that this access helps reduce the stigma for soldiers to ask for help.
Post officials say this is the second embedded behavioral health team to stand up at Fort Campbell with soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team taking advantage of behavioral healthcare in their area since August of this year.
The Fort Campbell soldier killed in an ATV rollover at Land Between the Lakes last week has been identified.
WMUR TV in New Hampshire identifies the man as 28-year old Captain Shawn Hogan of the 5th Special Forces Group. Hogan reportedly died in the accident while taking part in a training exercise at LBL.
Funeral Services are set for Thursday afternoon in Salem, New Hampshire.
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step and even though its months away organizers with the 2013 Relay For Life event continue to make preparations.
Officials with Hopkinsville Relay For Life will be hosting their annual Early Bird registration this Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. inside the Hampton Inn lobby.
Organizers say there will also be a Relay Committee meeting in the Hampton Inn’s conference room during the Early Bird registration.
On Monday, October 29th, the Hopkinsville Relay for Life will conduct a ribbon cutting in front of the E.C. Green Cancer Center at noon.
The public, cancer survivors and anyone involved with the local cancer walk are invited to attend the ribbon cutting.
The 2013 Christian County Relay For Life Cancer Walk is scheduled to take place Friday, June 7th at 6 p.m. at the Stadium of Champions.