Officials in Trigg County are hoping for nice weather this weekend when thousands of tourists will converge on Cadiz for the annual Ham Festival.
Festivities will run from mid-morning until late in the evening through Sunday, with a busy agenda including free music shows from various genres. As always, there will be vendor booths selling crafts and other items in addition to the various types of foods available.
The always popular “Kentucky’s largest ham biscuit” will be done sometime around 8:30 Saturday and attendees can purchase a piece for themselves.
Legendary country music group “Confederate Railroad” will be the featured entertainment Saturday evening at 6:30 on the main stage downtown. Also making an appearance at the Ham Festival is Kentucky Educational Television, which will record “Bluegrass and Backroads” Saturday morning and afternoon.
The Ham Festival concludes Sunday evening at 5pm.
This is something you don’t hear happening everyday in Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say on a daily basis officers handle a variety of crimes with varying degrees of severity, but police say every now and again, a unique case presents itself to law enforcement.
Police say one of those unique cases has swung their way after officers responded to mobile home located at 115 Denny Road on Friday, September 28th.
Douglas Jackson told police that sometime between 11:15 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. someone broke into his residence and stole his Marmoset monkey, which is estimated to be worth $3,000.
Jackson also told police when he left his residence to go to work, he double checked the door to make sure it was locked and when he returned home, he found his dog running outside and the door wide open and he also discovered that his pet monkey, named Gizzy, was missing.
Police say nothing in the residence was taken, except for Jackson’s pet monkey.
The lead investigator is Detective Dindar Kagan, who is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact him at 931-648-0656.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is working around the clock to locate and apprehend the person or persons responsible for last night’s shooting that left a young girl injured.
Hopkinsville Police is offering a large cash reward for anyone that has information about the Durrett Avenue shooting.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray talks about the cash reward that’s being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, which is part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking artwork, essays and nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.
Officials say the theme for the essays is Moving beyond the Dream to Brighten the Future.
The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students in Kentucky who would like to submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.
Officials say the citizenship award will also be given to an individual who embodies the spirit and energy of the late civil rights leader and all winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in Frankfort on Jan. 17th.
Artwork, essays and citizenship award nominations must be submitted by November 17th.
For more information, go to the website www.ome.ky.gov.
The holiday season is just around the corner and Montgomery County officials say it’s that time of the year when many residents need assistance.
Montgomery County Government is partnering with Manna Café Ministries to host a county-wide food drive next week to ensure families will not go hungry during the holidays.
Beginning Monday, October 15th and going through the month of November, all county offices will be collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed through Manna Café to those needing a helping hand.
Manna Café provides four hot meals a week and gives away about 50,000 pounds of food to over 1,500 local citizens a month.