Each week Hopkinsville Kiwanians invite public officials to discuss issues that may be of importance to the community and this week was no exception.
Lisa Selbe with Pennyroyal Hospice spoke to fellow Kiwanians about why she enjoyed her job.
Ms. Selbe also explained some of the common misconceptions people may have of the kinds of treatments and services a hospice provides.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe will be the keynote speaker at next week’s Kiwanis Club meeting.
An accidental shooting in Crofton this morning sent a woman who had been sleeping to a Nashville hospital.
The incident happened around 7:40 at the McBride Lane home of 21-year old Danielle Shelby, as described by Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller.
Captain Miller says Ms. Shelby apparently heard a noise in the night that frightened her and took the gun with her back to bed.
Ms. Shelby was flown by Air-Evac helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a severe leg injury. Police believe the incident to be completely accidental.
It didn’t take long for one of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week to be back in jail.
Turning himself in at the jail around 7:40pm Wednesday evening was 31-year old Gregory McKnight of Hopkinsville.
McKnight was wanted on escape, contempt of court and failure to pay child support charges. A warrant says he owes over 35-hundred dollars in back child support.
There are several issues that separate 3rd District State Senate candidate Whitney Westerfield from incumbent Senator Joey Pendleton, but whether or not to legalize the growing of industrial hemp is no longer one of them.
Westerfield, a Republican, says he has dealt with his concerns as a former prosecutor about hemp’s often misconceived perception of being the same as marijuana and believes it would be best to give Kentucky farmers the new option.
Westerfield says he has met with farmers across Christian, Todd and Logan Counties and hasn’t seen a groundswell of support for hemp, but he has talked to some who are interested. He says hemp is not the one and only solution to help farmers, but it is one option he supports.
Westerfield says he supports the hemp legislation as offered by Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer, who joined U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Senator Pendleton at the State Fair Thursday morning for a news conference in support of legalizing hemp farming.
A house fire on Buckner Drive Wednesday evening did some damage, but it could have been much worse.
The report from the Hopkinsville Fire Department says their response time was two minutes because units were in the area of 2515 Buckner on their way back to the station when they got the call.
The blaze was confined to two couches in a front room and a dog in the home was rescued. In all, 12-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the home and contents. Clinton Comperry is listed as the resident of the home and Alison Keith as the owner.
No one was injured in the fire and the cause is listed as “undetermined.”