Education is a never ending gift and two City of Hopkinsville employees recently underwent training to remain up-to-date with policies and procedures affecting the city.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp recently recognized the employees for their efforts in becoming certified planners by the American Planning Association, which is a professional institute that recognizes leadership nation-wide in the certification of professional planners, ethics and professional development.
Mayor Kemp also spoke about the criteria that is needed in order for a city employee to be classified as a certified planner.
A man is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being involved in a single-vehicle wreck last night on Crossland Avenue in Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say around 8:22 p.m. a 20-year old man was driving a 1988 Chevy S-10 and was traveling west on Crossland Avenue when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway onto the sidewalk, hit a utility pole and came to rest at the intersection of Crossland and Gracey Avenues.
As a result of the wreck, the man was partially ejected out of the driver’s side window.
Police say it took emergency responders about 25 minutes to extricate the man from the truck.
He was taken by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt in critical condition with internal, head and leg injuries with the man the only occupant in the truck.
Police say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and that alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck.
Officials with the Transportation Cabinet announced that a contractor for AT&T plans to restrict traffic to one lane on U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge next week.
Public Information Officer Keith Todd explains more details on the lane restriction.
Todd is also reminding motorists to use caution while in the area to avoid a collision.
Due to heavy traffic generated by the Murray State University graduation at the CFSB Center this Saturday message boards will be placed to direct visitors to the appropriate parking areas for the event.
The commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. with MSU Security asking visitors driving on KY 121 to use the stadium entrance that goes into the football stadium main parking lot.
Visitors entering Murray on US 641 are also being asked to enter the football stadium parking lot via the main entrance off US 641.
Motorists in Murray should be aware of the heavy traffic expected for this event and use appropriate caution near the stadium and CFSB Center and to be especially alert for officers directing traffic at various locations around the campus.
Officials with Hopkinsville Community College announced today that HCC will be joining a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities across the nation to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Tuesday, January 1st.
HCC President, Dr. Jim Selbe spoke about his decision to make the announcement known to the public, prior to the start of the New Year.
Dr. Selbe sited the commitment of the faculty and staff in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors for supporting a smoke-free campus.
The new 2013 tobacco-free policy prohibits all tobacco use on any college property owned or leased or in any college facility.
According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, there are smoke-free colleges and universities in all states.