Kentucky is getting some federal help in meeting requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
The state will receive more than 180-million-dollars to help set up the system. Some lawmakers had battled against creating the exchange, saying it would be too much of a burden on the state's budget. The federal grant is a multi-year deal. The exchanges act as a place where residents can shop for healthcare plans.
The Christian County Board of Education tonight approved a contract to allow Hoptown Hoppers to hold their games this year at Hopkinsville High School and school board members also approved the first reading of several changes in the school district’s graduation requirements.
Board Chairman Barry Cornelius gave more details about the contract with the Hoptown Hoppers.
A dedicated crowd of well-wishers attended this afternoon’s retirement ceremony for outgoing Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director, Carol Barta.
Mrs. Barta stated she was surprised to see so many people show up for her retirement reception.
The Board of Directors of the Arts Council held the retirement reception at the Train Depot from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and previously announced that Margaret Prim would replace Mrs. Barta as the next Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director
Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County have announced that a new exhibit will focus on African American education in Christian County with a special spotlight on the life and contributions of Rozelle Leavell.
A Hopkinsville native and graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Leavell taught in the county's segregated school system for 42 years, retiring in 1966 when he was the principal of consolidated Gainesville Elementary School.
Officials say the exhibit features personal items and photographs from Leavell's educational career, as well as memorabilia from Attucks High School and other local African American schools.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing on Monday, January 21st in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will remain on display through the end of February.
The Museums will be closed January 22nd through January 24th-and January 28th through January 30th for exhibit maintenance.
For more information about the exhibit, contact museum officials at (270) 887-4270.
Hopkinsville Police once again held their monthly public crime statistics meeting this afternoon.
During the meeting Hopkinsville Police Captain Michael Seis gave more details about this afternoon’s armed robbery that took place on Tate Street.