The CEO of a payday lending company joined Fort Campbell officials and two state treasurers at the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club this afternoon, where the company presented a large check to a worthy cause.
Cash Express CEO and primary owner Gary McNabb presented 10-thousand dollars to Kiwanis, which will begin “Operation Financial Peace” to teach financial literacy to soldiers on Fort Campbell.
The program will be facilitated by the Fort Campbell United Service Organization. Congressman Ed Whitfield was on hand for the event and thanked McNabb and Kiwanians.
Chamber of Commerce President and Kiwanian Carter Hendricks said the right ideas came together with the Cash Express donation all at the right time.
Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard were also in attendance for the meeting.
Law enforcement in Trigg County will now have another tool to lean on when solving crimes in the community.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning in front of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office to officially commemorate the establishment of the Cadiz-Trigg County Crime Stoppers program.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Jimmy Godair says having a local Crime Stoppers tipsline in communities has proven to be very beneficial to residents and to law enforcement when apprehending criminals.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle wreck with injury this morning in Graves County.
State Police say 23-year old William Clare of Hickory, Kentucky was driving westbound on KY 408 West in the eastbound lane.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that Clare attempted to get back into the westbound lane, struck a ditch, overcorrected, which caused his vehicle to overturn with Clare being ejected from his vehicle as a result of not wearing a seatbelt.
Clare was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Air EVAC for treatment of his injuries.
KSP was assisted at the scene by Graves County Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield and Graves County EMS, and the West Viola Fire Department.
The investigation into the wreck remains ongoing and is being handled by Kentucky State Police.
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County will be temporarily closed to the public next week.
Officials say beginning Monday, November 5 through Monday, November 12 the museums will be closed to the public.
Officials say the closure is necessary in order to conduct inventory and other related maintenance.
The museums will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, November 13th.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission says natural gas prices are expected to be at their lowest levels in the last ten years this winter.
Spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says it’s been a while since prices have been this low.
Melnykovych says how much one’s gas bill is during the winter will ultimately come down to where the thermostat is set and how cold the weather stays.
Wholesale costs are about 20-percent lower than they were one year ago.