The City of Hopkinsville’s 2013 Holiday Decorations Contest is now underway.
Officials say the goal of the contest is to recognize the efforts of local residents and businesses that demonstrate and encourage community pride and holiday spirit.
There are two award categories: Best Decorated Residence and Best Decorated Business.
To enter the contest you may nominate a residence or business or your own property by calling the City of Hopkinsville at 270-890-0200.
Mayor Dan Kemp says it’s a way to spotlight and express appreciation to those who take pride in their home and help make Hopkinsville a more attractive place to live or visit.
An awards banquet was recently held in Clarksville to honor several volunteer firefighters for their exceptional abilities in their professions.
The following firefighters were named Firefighters of the Year for their respective stations:
Shaun Frieler, with the Montgomery County Rescue Squad; Eric Gregory, with the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department; Jeremy Black, with the Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department; Kevin Douglas, with the St. Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department; Austin Wilson, with the East Montgomery Fire Department; and Kevin Batson, with the Woodlawn Fire Department.
Montgomery County officials say Austin Wilson was also selected as the Overall Firefighter of the Year for 2013.
A non-incumbent candidate is running for Todd County Fiscal Court in District 2.
Filing his papers at the Todd County Clerk's Office as a Democrat was William Sweeney of Jason Ridge Road, Lewisburg.
The District 2 seat is currently held by Democrat Rex Johnson, who has not yet filed for re-election.
Christian County District 6 Magistrate Jack Lackey has filed for re-election.
The Democrat from Pembroke is seeking a third term on Fiscal Court and is currently unopposed. Lackey is a farmer and was elected for the first time in 2006, when he defeated a slew of Democrats in the primary and Geoff Davis in the General Election. He defeated Pete Glass in the 2010 Democratic Primary to hold the seat.
Officer Paul Ray has the details...