The Hopkinsville City Council covered a lot of ground during tonight’s meeting.
The city council approved an amended municipal order concerning extending the Inner-City REZ boundaries.
The municipal order was approved, despite council members Wesley Grimes, Kimberly McCarley and Phillip Brooks voting no.
Prior to voting, Councilman Brooks expressed his concerns and made the motion to table voting until more information could be provided about possible flooding issues and his motion failed.
Under the municipal order, the City of Hopkinsville would enter into an agreement with Arrington Developers to sell about eight acres of Clark Gardens with the said property to be used for a thirty-two unit single family development.
In other business, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase rates for garbage and trash collection by an average of 40 to 80 cents per month, depd
Councilwoman Marby Schlegel was absent from tuesday night's meeting.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area motorists to buckle up while driving.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says motorists are required by law to wear a seat belt while operating a vehicle.
Officer Ray then went onto say that seat belts are meant to save lives and motorists who choose not to wear it are only increasing their chances of being seriously injured during a wreck.
Last year, the Hopkinsville Police Department responded to 1,138 wrecks within the city and police say Fort Campbell Boulevard and West 7th Street in the area of North Drive continues to have higher instances of wrecks than any other location.
Being able to eat a warm and nutritious meal is something most people take for granted, especially for individuals who never had to go hungry.
Despite the best efforts of local officials, dozens of area senior citizens are going to bed at night after having little or no food to eat.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center recently held a joint fundraiser with the local chapter of AARP to raise money for the center’s struggling meals on wheels program, which provides nutritious meals for seniors.
Without the program, local seniors would go hungry and the meals the financially strapped program provides is often times the only source of nutrition for them.
Officials say many senior citizens enrolled in the program are on fixed incomes and are often times faced to decide to pay for necessary medication or food.
Due to the economy and lack of funding the number of seniors being fed through the program is dwindling.
AARP member Matt Snorton says the meals on wheels program is vital to community and Snorton then went onto say without the program, many senior citizens would go hungry.
The joint fundraiser was held this Sunday afternoon at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center.
Residents who would like to donate to the meals on wheels program are urged to contact the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center at 270-886-8885.
Whether its time to put up a new fence, plant a tree or dig up a few shrubs, officials with Atmos Energy are urging local citizens to dial 811.
April is National Safe Digging Month and officials want citizens to know where their natural gas and other buried utility lines are located before they dig.
According to the American Gas Association, about 60 percent of all incidents on utility distribution pipelines result from excavation damage.
In Kentucky, residents are required by state law to dial 811 before they dig and requires at least two days notice before excavation can begin.
The nationwide 811 one-call program is free, and Atmos Energy officials say it can save residents time and money.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center is partnering with a national corporation for the opening of a local wound care center.
A news release says Jennie Stuart is partnering with National Health Corporation of Jacksonville, Florida to launch a comprehensive, wound care program. National Health is the world’s largest provider of hospital-based outpatient managed wound care centers and treated more than one million wounds last year.
Officials at the local hospital say the Wound Healing Center is under construction on the ground floor of Jennie Stuart at the Outpatient Procedure entrance on High Street. The center will specialize in the treatment of non-chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions.
The cost to build and equip the center is listed at $400,000 and it is expected to open in June.