Kentucky’s First Lady is coming to Hopkinsville next week for an announcement regarding grant money.
Few specifics are known, but First Lady Jane Beshear will be at the Pennyrile Area Development District office Thursday morning at 10 to announce funding for projects in the region from the Recreational Trails Grant Program.
The public is invited to attend, according to a news release from PADD.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham is reminding residents that fall is often a second severe weather season for the Pennyrile region.
A news release from Graham says there have been at least three tornado outbreaks in the area in the last eight years during the months of October and November—including the November 5th, 2005 twister that claimed 25 lives in Evansville.
The strongest tornado on record in the United States in 2005 was on November 15th, when an EF4 tornado trekked through Hopkins County, destroying several homes.
Graham says families should go back over their plan of action for when severe weather strikes and ensure they have a working weather radio to notify them if there is a warning in the middle of the night—which was the case in the Evansville tornado.
Todd Fiscal Court made quick work of a routine agenda this morning, but did take the time to thank Christian County leadership for its recent partnership on an important project.
Christian Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to apply for a 250-thousand dollar federal block grant Tuesday that, if approved, would combine with a similar grant received by Todd Fiscal Court to pay for the matching portion of a 2-million dollar economic development grant officials in Todd County hope to obtain.
The 2.5 million dollars is what’s needed to build the Todd County Career Path Institute, which would teach industrial skills and vocations to high school students on the campus of Todd County Central High School and to adults from across the area in the evenings.
Todd County Attorney Mac Johns thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Attorney Mike Foster for following through on their commitment to the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Johns says the partnership is beneficial to all parties involved and shows how parties can work together.
Judge Tribble says Christian County was glad to help with applying for the grant money and believes it’s just following through on a commitment made to the chamber alliance.
In other action, Todd Fiscal Court approved a resolution to repair a bridge on Snardon Mill Road an, to replace a drainage system on Coal Bank Road and some other routine road maintenance.
Officials in Trigg County are hoping for nice weather this weekend when thousands of tourists will converge on Cadiz for the annual Ham Festival.
Festivities will run from mid-morning until late in the evening through Sunday, with a busy agenda including free music shows from various genres. As always, there will be vendor booths selling crafts and other items in addition to the various types of foods available.
The always popular “Kentucky’s largest ham biscuit” will be done sometime around 8:30 Saturday and attendees can purchase a piece for themselves.
Legendary country music group “Confederate Railroad” will be the featured entertainment Saturday evening at 6:30 on the main stage downtown. Also making an appearance at the Ham Festival is Kentucky Educational Television, which will record “Bluegrass and Backroads” Saturday morning and afternoon.
The Ham Festival concludes Sunday evening at 5pm.
This is something you don’t hear happening everyday in Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say on a daily basis officers handle a variety of crimes with varying degrees of severity, but police say every now and again, a unique case presents itself to law enforcement.
Police say one of those unique cases has swung their way after officers responded to mobile home located at 115 Denny Road on Friday, September 28th.
Douglas Jackson told police that sometime between 11:15 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. someone broke into his residence and stole his Marmoset monkey, which is estimated to be worth $3,000.
Jackson also told police when he left his residence to go to work, he double checked the door to make sure it was locked and when he returned home, he found his dog running outside and the door wide open and he also discovered that his pet monkey, named Gizzy, was missing.
Police say nothing in the residence was taken, except for Jackson’s pet monkey.
The lead investigator is Detective Dindar Kagan, who is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact him at 931-648-0656.