Governor Steve Beshear announced TeleTech of Colorado will be opening a 45,000 square foot call center in the fall, which will create 500 to 700 jobs in Hopkinsville over the next few years. We'll have a full story on this later in the day.
This year’s Christian County Relay for Life is only days away and there are still ways to help.
The Relay chairperson is Ashley Johnson from the Pennyrile Area Development District and she says this year’s fundraising goal is 130 thousand dollars for cancer research. The big night is June 1st and Ms. Johnson says there are several behind the scenes jobs anyone wanting to help can sign up for.
Ms. Johnson says there will also be live music for entertainment and plenty of good food at the Stadium of Champions.
Anyone wanting to help can call Ashley Johnson at 839-4400.
Hopkinsville Police will be out in full-force with extra officers and roadblocks this Memorial Day weekend.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the extra officers will be brought in for the roadblocks and the officers already scheduled to be on duty will do their normal patrols.
Officer Ray says there will be no exceptions—if you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested.
The department’s goal isn’t to make a lot of arrests, it’s actually to make no arrests according to Officer Ray.
Police agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee will be placing extra officers on roads in a concerted effort to make roads safer on a weekend that has traditionally been deadly for motorists.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law this week requiring some recipients of public assistance to be drug tested and one local state lawmaker says he would like to see a similar law in Kentucky.
9th District State Representative Myron Dossett says he doesn’t know all of the specifics of the bill in the Volunteer State, but that he has co-sponsored Representative Lonnie Napier’s bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that’s failed the last two years.
Dossett says there are many Kentuckians who really need public assistance and who are trying to do the right thing, but there are some whose children suffer when the benefits help support a drug habit.
Some detractors say everyone receiving a check from the government should be drug tested under the proposed legislation and Representative Dossett says he’d gladly take a test before being paid for his work in Frankfort.
The bill will almost certainly be filed again before next year’s session, though it’s far too soon to know how it will fare.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested last night for allegedly pointing a gun at his mother and aunt during an argument.
Charged with two counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment was 24-year old James Lee Brown of Hopkinsville.
The alleged incident happened around 8:40 near the intersection of North Edgewood and Sanderson Drive, according to the report, which says Brown was in an argument with his mother—Tabitha Brown—and his aunt Jane Majors.
That’s when he allegedly pointed a handgun at the head of both women.
James Brown was arrested about an hour later at 102 South Saltsman and taken to the Christian County Jail.