Many citizens across the nation, are concerned that time has run out for Washington to put an end to the 2011 Budget Control Act from taking effect, which calls for $500 billion to be cut from the defense budget over the next ten years.
If it’s allowed to occur, it would take affect January 2nd if Congress does not come up with a deficit reduction plan.
It’s unclear how sequestration will impact the Fort Campbell military installation with many local soldiers and their families saying it would have a highly destructive impact if it takes effect.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Director and Army spouse, Kensley McLellan says sequestration is disrespectful to the men and women in uniform.
Mrs. McLellan says she hopes something can still be done in Washington before sequestration takes effect and she says such a drastic move is unnecessary.
In an effort to show their support to the military, this summer community leaders in Christian and Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas signed a joint resolution of support to stop sequestration.
The Democratic National Convention is the focus of national politics this week and a Caldwell County man is making his first appearance as a delegate.
Danny Patterson of Princeton represented Caldwell County at the state convention and says he felt honored to be selected to represent Kentucky in Charlotte this week.
Patterson says it’s been a fun time so far, with the North Carolina city not lacking for excitement.
There is no shortage of people from Western Kentucky at the convention, as Patterson says he’s already spoken with residents of McCracken, Trigg, Lyon and Christian County.
The remnants of Hurricane Isaac have made their way east and local residents can now look forward to cooler temperatures forecast for the weekend.
High temperatures are forecast to top out in the low 90’s most of this week, but a cool front will bring a taste of Fall Saturday when the mercury isn’t supposed to rise above 75 in Hopkinsville.
National Weather Service in Paducah meteorologist David Humphrey says it looks to be nice this weekend and going into next week.
Humphrey says the long-range outlook through much of the Fall season is for above-normal temperatures.
Rain amounts from Hurricane Isaac varied greatly across the area, with a gauge at Lake Barkley Dam recording 2 inches over a five day period, while the highest official amount recorded in Hopkinsville listed at just over a half-inch.
The Hopkinsville Salvation Army will host a spaghetti supper Thursday evening in an effort to raise money during a tough economy.
Local Salvation Army Captain Mark Czanderna says the supper will be from 5:30 to 7:30 at the soup kitchen on East 7th Street.
Captain Czandera says there will be plenty of door prizes, including a flat screen TV, a football signed by a former Tennessee Titan and a hockey puck signed by a Nashville Predator.
Drawing for the door prizes will take place at 6 and you do not have to be present to win. You can purchase tickets in advance at the Salvation Army office or at the door for five dollars.
The “Business Journal” recently released data on population extremes in Kentucky and Christian County tops the list in one area.
According to the report, Christian County features the youngest median age in Kentucky at 28. You don’t have to go far away to find the oldest median age in Kentucky, as Lyon County has that distinction at 47.
The oldest median age of any county in the country is Sumter County, Florida at 62.7 and the youngest is in Western Alaska at 21.9.