A small group of Oak Grove residents showed up Wednesday night to attend a public meeting hosted by officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to discuss the reconstruction of a section of KY 911 or Thompsonville Lane.
KYTC District 2 Project Development Engineer John Rudd says the proposed project aims to improve traffic flow in that area with construction likely to begin sometime in 2016.
Ruddy added that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the public about the proposed plans and for them to express their thoughts.
During the public meeting, transportation officials provided information about alignment alternatives for the section of KY 911 and answered any questions about the proposed plans.
Anyone who could not attend the meeting may still offer their remarks in writing before June 12th to 1840 North Main Street Madisonville Kentucky 42431.
Hopkinsville High School Principal Demetria Choice has decided to retire.
That’s according to District Spokesperson Heather Aubin, who says Ms. Choice’s retirement will be effective July 1st.
Ms. Choice began serving as interim Princpal at Hopkinsville High in the summer of 2008 and was chosen by the Site Based Council to take the job permanently in March of 2009. She was chosen last year to serve on the Superintendent Screening Committee that eventually helped choose Mary Ann Gemmill to lead the Christian County Public School System.
Ms. Aubin says the search for the next Hopkinsville High School principal will begin immediately.
8th District State Representative John Tilley today joined First Lady Jane Beshear in the capitol rotunda to accept a check worth thousands of dollars to go towards the Trilogy Center for Women in Hopkinsville.
The $10,000 check was presented by officials with the Walmart Foundation.
Representative John Tilley says the local women's center has done outstanding work in helping women overcome their substance-abuse addictions, and he thanked the Walmart Foundation.
Only one other center, located in Eastern Kentucky, received money from the foundation today, which Representative Tilley says it is further proof that the center is accomplishing great things.
The local center is a non-profit residential recovery center for adult women and Trilogy Center Director, Holly Perez-Knight says the money will help ensure women make their court appointments.
Faith-based organizations have been crucial in recovery efforts following natural disasters across the country the last several years and responders in Christian County continue to prepare.
Chris Farmer with the Christian County Baptist Association Disaster Response Team spoke at Wednesday’s Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council Meeting and said the organization now has a truck to make dirty water drinkable very quickly after an event.
A Todd County child is recovering in a Nashville hospital after an accident while playing Tuesday afternoon.
Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley says the six year old Amish boy was playing on stacked hay bales with at least one other child at a farm on Frogue Road in south Todd late in the afternoon when one of the bales fell and crushed the child.
Air Evac was called to the area and took him to Vanderbilt Children’s Hosptial for treatment of his injuries.