Today marked a momentous occasion for the City of Hopkinsville.
A crowd of people gathered this afternoon to witness officials conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s Municipal Center at the downtown building site at 715 South Virginia Street.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said the ceremony was a long time coming and that he’s glad to see plans for the proposed multi-million dollar project are progressing.
Hopkinsville residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not a smoking ban will be implemented city wide.
Hopkinsville City Council once again discussed the city’s proposed smoking ordinance tonight and on a 6 to 5 vote decided to postpone taking action on the first reading of the proposed ordinance.
Councilwoman Ann Cherry says she was in favor of delaying taking action because Mayor Dan Kemp set a precedent.
A national survey indicates that Kentucky is considered to be one of the most generous states.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that Kentucky is ranked 15 in the nation for giving $1.4 billion, or an average of 4.8 percent of discretionary income annually to non-profit organizations, which is higher than the national average by one tenth of percentage point.
The recently released survey also indicates that the City of Murray is considered to be the most giving municipality with the City of Hopkinsville and Mayfield tying for the second place ranking.
Jennifer Maddux with the United Way of the Pennyrile says she is not surprised to know that Hopkinsville would be considered to be a generous community.
Preparing for an emergency or a natural disaster may be just one click away on your smartphone, thanks to innovative technology.
As of today, Tennesseans can download Ready TN, the state emergency management agency’s popular smartphone application for iPhones and iPad devices.
Once the app is downloaded, residents will be able to receive information and resources on hazards and how to prepare for emergencies.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was quoted as saying citizens are relying increasingly on their mobile devices for relevant and timely information, and the Ready TN app delivers critical tips and resources so residents can be prepared the next time disaster strikes.
iPhone and iPad users simply need to search for Ready TN in the app store or in iTunes store and then download it to their mobile devices.
TEMA is the first state agency to develop and launch a consumer application that is compatible on multiple smartphone devices.
In February, the organization launched the same app to smartphone users running the Android operating system and state officials say over 15,000 Android users have downloaded the application.
SONIC officials have recognized a local Drive-In Manager for operational excellence.
Ning Rubel, the manager of the Hopkinsville SONIC-Drive-In located at 10-19 West 7th Street was awarded with the 2012 Operational Excellence Award and received the award in front of thousands of SONIC franchises, employees and executive leadership during a national convention that took place last week in San Antonio.
Officials say the Operational Excellence Award is given to SONIC operators who have demonstrated high standards in daily operations and leadership qualities.
For the past three years, she has led her drive-in to the national finals of the Dr Pepper SONIC Games, a competition that recognizes the best SONICs in the country.