Hopkinsville City Council met tonight for the first time during the New Year and welcomed two new council members and elected a new Committee of the Whole Chairman.
Mayor Dan Kemp officially welcomed Ward 1 Councilman Thomas Grant and Ward 7 Councilman Buddy Oglesby to the council.
Shortly after being elected as Committee of the Whole Chairman, Councilman Don Ahart stated he was shocked, but honored to be elected to the position that was previously held by Ward 12 Councilman Phillip Brooks.
A Hopkinsville native and former WHOP employee will be in the area tomorrow morning to speak with local children about his career in broadcasting.
Mitch Faulkner will be in Hopkinsville and will be meeting with Christian County Middle School students tomorrow morning.
Faulkner also plans to share his story of a Christian County High School teacher who made a difference in his life and helped to realize what he wanted for a career.
Faulker now works in Atlanta and specializes in radio and audio production, engineering, Audio production and event and marketing promotion, among other talents.
The Hopkinsville native began is career in broadcasting locally and was employed with WHOP from January 1974 to January 1975.
Hopkinsville Police say officers have responded to several wrecks during the new year and are urging area motorists to always use caution when driving.
Captain Michael Seis talks about the areas within city limits that are prone to traffic collisions.
Officials with Austin Peay State University say area high school students have a chance to win a $3,000 scholarship to attend APSU starting in the Fall and Spring Semesters on Saturday, February 16th.
Officials say interested students are encouraged to attend AP Day and during this event, students will tour campus, talk to APSU students, meet future professors, check out residence hall options and explore classrooms, labs and galleries.
The names of students who attend AP Day will be placed in a drawing for a $3,000 scholarship.
For more information on visiting the campus of APSU, or to sign up for AP Day, contact 931-221-7661.
As the 113th Congress convenes a Kentucky Senator says the focus should now be turned to spending cuts.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor today regarding the beginning of the 113th Congress and the need to find a solution on out-of-control spending in Washington.
Senator McConnell was quoted as saying he saw a recent survey that stated about three fourths of all Americans say they want to see major spending cuts in Washington.
McConnell stated that in a couple of months, the President will ask to raise the nation’s debt limit, something McConnell says without agreeing to reforms that lower the avalanche of spending that’s creating this debt in the first place, increasing the borrowing limit should be out of the question.