The Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber of Commerce is a finalist to be named Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The local chamber is one of three in the finals in the second largest classification of chambers, according to President Carter Hendricks, who appeared on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show with Membership Director Stephanie McQueen.
Hendricks says a large part of the application process for the honor was how the organization is doing in gaining and retaining members.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber has done very well in those areas, according to Hendricks, who says he hopes to continue improving on those successes.
Hendricks commended current and previous staff members for their leadership that helped bring them this far. The next step in the award process is an interview and the awards will be presented later this year at a ceremony in Oklahoma City that Hendricks plans to attend.
The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area recently welcomed a new supervisor to the staff.
A news release says Tina Tilley replaced Bill Lisowsky as Area Supervisor. Lisowsky retired at the end of last year.
Tilley comes to LBL with significant experience in the National Forest System. Most recently she served as the District Ranger on the Appalachian Ranger District of the National Forests in North Carolina. She began her career as a Wilderness Information Specialist on the Tonto National Forest. Tilley then worked at several National Forests in North Carolina and in the Southern Regional Office. During this time she held a variety of positions including trails technician, law enforcement, prescription forester, resource assistant, and regional special uses coordinator.
Tilley will administer more than 170,000 acres at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. This demonstration area combines resource management, environmental education, and outdoor recreation to benefit the entire region of western Kentucky and Tennessee.
She says she is “excited to become part of such a unique place within the Forest Service.” She says her goal is to build relationships and partnerships with the people in the community to work together and continue to improve the management of the area’s resources.
The Knoxville, TN native is a graduate of University of Tennessee with a degree in Forest Management and a minor in Forest Recreation. She spends much of her free time fishing, landscaping, working with Habitat for Humanity, and participating in church and civic organizations.
One of Hopkinsville's most notable residents will be honored with a 90th birthday party Wednesday and everyone who knows him is invited.
Wesley “Tag” Mabry is a World War II veteran and former Internal Revenue Service agent who assisted in the Watergate investigation during the Richard Nixon presidential administration. Mabry is a charter member of VFW Post 1913 and also served ten years on Hopkinsville City Council, including chairing the Audit and Finance Committee.
His 90th birthday celebration will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 at 114 Skylark Drive. The family ask you not bring gifts.
A former Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week turned himself in to police Monday.
Forty-six year old Greg Dulin turned himself in at the Christian County Sheriff's Office Monday and was served with felony probation violation warrants. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Over $700 worth of property was stolen from a garage on Mohawk Trail sometime this spring.
James Davis told Hopkinsville Police someone entered the side door of the garage on Mohawk between May 26 and Sunday and took two saws, a drill and several hand tools in addition to a tool bag and two batteries.
Total value of the stolen items is listed at $720 and no suspects are listed on the report.