Renovations have been ongoing at Pennyrile Electric's Elkton District Office and members are invited to see the finished result at an open house next week.
Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile says there will be a ribbon cutting and open house at the South Main Street building next Friday, October 4th.
Gilkey says it had been decades since that building got a facelift and the work puts it more in line with the look and capabilities of other Pennyrile facilities.
Refreshments will be served at the event, which is open to Pennyrile Electric members.
The jobless rate fell in eight of nine Pennyrile counties from July to August.
Christian County's August unemployment rate is listed at 11.6 percent, which equates to 3,150 people looking for work and unable to find it. It's also a 1.6 percent drop from the July jobless rate, but it's two tenths of a point higher than the number from a year ago.
Todd County's unemployment rate dropped six tenths of a percentage point to 7.3, which is also nine tenths lower than a year ago. Trigg's rate dropped 1.6 percent to 8.9, up two tenths from July of 2012.
Caldwell County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile region at 6.6 percent and Hopkins and Crittenden counties are close behind at 6.8 percent. The state's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in August and the national number was 7.3.
Harlan County had Kentucky's highest jobless rate at 16.3 percent. Fulton County was fifth at 14.5. Woodford County has the state's lowest unemployment number at 5.5 percent.
An Elkton woman was arrested Monday night after allegedly trying to start a fight while holding a knife.
A news release from Elkton Police Officer Rocky Barr says police responded to the 200 block of South Perry Street around 10 pm in reference to a fight in progress. Officers found 42-year old Sheila Rager of Elkton standing in front of a residence, allegedly cursing and attempting to get the resident to come outside and fight.
Rager allegedly dropped an object, that was later determined to be an automatic open knife. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and being drunk in public.
The Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council heard from a representative of the Medical Reserves Corps during its regular quarterly meeting Tuesday.
Todd County Health Department Preparedness Planner Robbie McLellan helps lead the Todd-Christian branch of the Medical Reserves Corps, which is part of a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities.
McLellan says there used to be two separate branches for Todd and Christian counties until funding for the program was cut. He says the objective is not just responding to disasters, they also work to help prepare residents for when the worst happens.
McLellan says the Medical Reserves Corps was doing routine medical treatments for participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon this year until two terrorists set off bombs, injuring dozens in the crowd and making those volunteers extremely valuable.
In other action, Hopkinsville Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos, Doctor Deanna Staples and Chairman Dan Nicholson gave an update on National Preparedness Month activities, which have included participation in several festivals and events across the nine county region. The Council also held a moment of silence in honor of longtime member and Trigg County Emergency Management Director Randy Wade, who passed away last month.
photo from Logan Schools website
A bomb threat at an elementary school is being investigated in Logan County.
Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whitaker says the threat was received via email before the school day began at Chandlers Elementary School.
Sheriff Whitaker says his department will continue to investigate where the threat came from and he had deputies remaining on the scene throughout the day as a precaution.
Chandlers Elementary is located on Morgantown Road.