A local organization that provides a safe place to stay for victims of domestic violence will receive the new Toyota Sienna van it won this summer in a ceremony later this month.
Sanctuary Incorporated Executive Director Marian Brown will be at Toyota of Hopkinsville October 30th to receive the vehicle it won after getting a majority of the votes in a national Facebook contest held by Toyota in July.
Ms. Brown and Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager Charlie Ramsey appeared on the Early Bird Show, where Ms. Brown talked about what the van will be used for.
Toyota of Hopkinsville is holding a “fill the van” campaign until that day in hopes of gathering items needed by Sanctuary. Ms. Brown said just about any type of toiletries are needed in addition to gas cards.
Once again, that presentation will be October 30th at 10am at Toyota of Hopkinsville on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man Sunday morning after his young son was allegedly found walking alone on a city street.
The arrest card for 39-year old Jack Shephard of McPherson Street says a young boy was found walking without a shirt or shoes on West 7th Street just after 7am. Police say he was nearly run over by at least three different vehicles.
Deputies picked him up and tried to find his parents, but the boy didn’t know where his parents lived.
The child finally gave deputies his father’s name and they found his address through an ECC computer check.
The boy was taken to his father about two hours after the incident started, with Shephard saying he didn’t know his son was missing. Shephard was arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment.
Kentucky's attorney general has ruled in favor of the newspaper in Martin County in an open records case involving the death of a two-year old.
Attorney General Jack Conway's office says the Cabinet for Health and Family Services were wrong in withholding information from "The Mountain Citizen" about a Prestonburg boy allegedly killed by his aunt and uncle.
He was found dead in their home last fall after state social workers took him from his mother's home and placed him the relatives' care. The Attorney General’s office says the agency blacked-out much of the information and didn't provide previous unsubstantiated reports of abuse against the aunt and uncle.
The Cabinet has come under continued scrutiny regarding transparency and accountability since the murder of 9-year old Amy Dye in Todd County by her adopted brother on February 4th of last year.
A recent survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau confirmed what most already knew—grocery prices are going up.
The Marketbasket Survey conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in September indicated the average retail prices in stores across the state increased during the third quarter of the year.
The total cost of 40 basic grocery items was just under 116 dollars—up 2.6 percent from the same list of items from the previous quarter.
It was the first time the average cost of retail food had gone up in Kentucky since the second quarter of last year and the cost is still one percent lower than it was a year ago.
Among the items seeing the sharpest increase in price were vanilla ice cream, American cheese, T-bone steak, eggs and sirloin tip roast. Items seeing a decline in price included cut-up chicken fryers, smoked ham, pork chops, lettuce and vegetable oil.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced the hiring of two new doctors.
A news release says ear, nose and throat Doctor Bill Bosch joined the staff after recently relocating to Hopkinsville from Helena, Arkansas. Doctor Bosch brings 35 years of experience in adult and pediatric practice and was previously a battalion surgeon in the 1st Marine Division and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.
Also joining the Jennie Stuart roster is Doctor Matthew Smith, who is a primary care physician. He recently completed a three-year residency in family medicine at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow and he is a graduate of the University of Louisville Medical School.