A local furniture store has received a national honor for its commitment to excellence.
Ashley Furniture’s Mid-South marketing team presented Herb Hays Furniture with its Eagle Award. The award is the highest honor given by the company and the local store was selected based on a set of strict criteria.
A news release says the qualifications include a commitment to the community, a positive attitude, a friendly and professional staff and a commitment to staying up to date and knowledgeable.
Peg Hays received the award on behalf of the store and thanked the staff, customers and Ashley Furniture for making the honor possible. She says they will display the plaque in the office to commemorate the 30-year relationship between Herb Hays Furniture and Ashley Furniture.
The Christian County Public School System will host its first chess tournament Saturday afternoon.
A news release from District Spokesperson Heather Aubin says the unrated tournament will be Saturday afternoon at 1 at North Drive Middle School. The tournament will be a four-round Swiss-style competition, with trophies awarded to first, second and third place finishers.
Chess boards, pieces and clocks will be provided. Students wishing to participate must register by contacting Ruth Lynch at 887-7020 or Laura Faulkner at 887-4285. The cost is free for middle school chess club members and admission is five dollars for the public.
Two men went to the hospital following a wreck in Graves County Tuesday afternoon.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 44-year old Jefferey Adams of Hickory was westbound on KY 408 around 4:30 when he pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by 70-year old Nancy Berkely of Mayfield on U.S. Highway 45.
Ms. Berkely was unable to avoid a collision and was struck in the passenger side by Adams’ vehicle. Adams was taken to Western Baptist Hospital and Ms. Berkely was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
KSP says both drivers were wearing their seat belts.
A rear-end collision on Central Avenue Monday night sent a Florida man to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Daniel Gray says 30-year old Christopher Leroy of Hopkinsville was westbound on Central just before 11pm when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by 35-year old Mario Sharp of Hopkinsville stopped at the Walnut Street intersection.
Sharp’s passenger, 37-year old Jarvis Brown of Tampa, Florida; was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A local man called police after someone stole over 900 dollars worth of property from him at a West 7th Street residence Monday.
19-year old Lance Lord of Hopkinsville told police someone took 710 dollars in cash and a 200 dollar coat from 1529 West 7th between noon and 4pm Monday. A suspect is listed on the report, though no arrest was on file at the Hopkinsville Police Department as of Wednesday morning.