Todd County Relay for Life organizers hope a change of venue for this year’s event will equal an increase in interest.
Relay Chairperson Tammy Sears spoke to Elkton City Council recently and said the number of teams interested in participating has dropped off at a frightening pace over the last three years, with only three having signed up so far this year.
Ms. Sears asked council to allow the historic square to be closed down from 6 until midnight on June 8th so the relay could be held where Harvestfest, Bike Night and so many other events to do attract good crowds are held.
Council agreed to close the square, but final approval must come from the Highway Department and that is not always easy to get.
The deadline is quickly approaching on when delinquent Hopkinsville city property tax payers must make good on their debts before their name will be published in the paper.
City Financial Officer Robert Martin says there are a little over 1,100 property owners who have until March 30th to pay their bill, or their name will appear on the delinquent list in early April in the Kentucky New Era.
Martin says most of the delinquent payers have bills which are relatively small, some as small as 10 or 15 dollars.
The city has collected 99.9% of what it expected to collect in property taxes so far this fiscal year.
The Christian County Animal Shelter enjoyed a record month for finding homes for animals in January and followed that up with another record month in February.
Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says 250 animals were adopted or reunited with their owners last month, thanks in large part to the shelter’s Facebook and Petfinder pages online.
Ms. Grace said the shelter also did very well at its adoption event at Tractor Supply last week, where they were joined by Max’s Hope Pet Rescue group that also works to connect needy cats and dogs with loving owners.
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A Hopkinsville woman was cited into court yesterday afternoon after her dog reportedly bit a man on Hazel Street.
The incident happened around 4pm near 2122 Hazel St, according to the police report, which says 41-year old Berlynn Bussell told officers he was in his sister’s yard when a dog came and bit him.
Officer Morgan Lageman writes that Bussell had puncture wounds to his right thigh and that the dog was found in the back of 2118 Hazel.
The dog’s owner, 41-year old Lisa Greenwade of Hopkinsville, was cited for harboring a vicious animal.