The nation’s leading small business association recently named Congressman Ed Whitfield as a Guardian of Small Business.
The National Federation of Independent Business gave Congressman Whitfield that distinction for his outstanding voting record on behalf of small business owners in the 112th Congress.
Congressman Whitfield says he is pleased to be recognized by such a respected organization.
Congressman Whitfield added small businesses are the heart of the economy and in order for it to grow and get people back to work, citizens must support small businesses.
The largest and most popular fundraiser of the year for Pennyrile Hospice will get underway tomorrow when the doors open at the Bruce Center for the Taste of the Pennyrile.
Pennyrile Hospice Director Kelly Martin says 28 local food establishments are scheduled to attend this year’s tasting. He says tickets are less expensive in advance and gives some locations where they can be purchased.
The Taste of the Pennyrile goes from 5 until 7:30 and several nice prizes will be raffled off, including tickets to a future University of Kentucky game. Martin says the money raised goes to help fund Hospice, which provides much-needed services to people diagnosed with a terminal illness during the last six months of their life.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery from yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened around 3:30 near the 700 block of East Third Street, according to the report, which says 51-year old Anthony Foti of Hopkinsville told officers that two black males he knew approached him with a gun and demanded he get off his motorbike.
Foti complied and the suspects got away with his 700 dollar Honda bike.
The Hopkinsville Police Department will hold its monthly crime statistics meeting tomorrow night in a different location than normal.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the meeting will be at 4:30 in the HPD Conference Room and encourages anyone interested in the latest crime trends in the city to attend.
The meeting is normally on the third Thursday of the month in City Council Chambers in the Lackey Municipal Building.
The Hopkinsville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council are working together this National Preparedness Month and a preparedness fair will be held Saturday morning.
Susan Tomlinson is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the L.D.S. church and says the event will begin at 8 and end at 2 at the church located on Pin Oak Drive. She says she encourages members of the community to be prepared all year round, having plenty of food and water to survive if the worst happens.
Jim Creighton of the Pennyrile Area Development District says with winter coming, it’s also a good idea to think about how you’ll stay warm if the power goes out.
Several first responder agencies will be at the fair to answer questions and to give advice, while the West Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive, which includes a non-fasting cholesterol test.