There was reason to celebrate this afternoon as 10 area non-profit organizations received thousands of dollars in grant money, thanks to employees at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco in Hopkinsville.
Altria Companies Employee Community Fund Chairman, Ryan Dixon talks about how much money employees were able to raise as part of a year-long fundraising effort.
Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear recently received flu shots and are encouraging residents to protect themselves by getting flu vaccines as flu season approaches.
Governor Beshear says the best way to protect against the flu is to get a vaccine each season and he says the availability and affordability of the vaccine makes it easier than ever to be protected.
Mrs. Beshear is encouraging parents and school-aged children to get flu shots since the flu is an easily transmitted virus to prevent missed sick days at school and work.
State officials say manufacturers have begun shipping flu vaccines for the 2013-2014 flu season with many locations are already administering the vaccination.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot or nasal vaccine spray for all individuals older than 6 months of age.
The 26th Annual Trail of Tears Native American Pow Wow is Saturday and Sunday and the weather forecast is nearly perfect.
The local Pow Wow is one of the most popular such events in the country and organizer Peg Hays says she expects another well-attended and exciting weekend.
Ms. Hays says there will be story-telling, food, vendor booths and enough activities to make a good time for people of all ages.
Gates open both days at 10 and the opening ceremony is set for 11 o'clock Saturday. A six dollar donation is required for adults and three dollars for children.
Several Indian Hills Elementary School families got up extra early Friday morning to attend a “Pastries with Parents” get-together on the playground.
It felt like an early fall morning outside and school administrators and parents got the chance to meet and talk in a casual setting. Indian Hills Principal Michelle Ladd says it was an opportunity to encourage parent involvement and to educate them about the programs available at the “Title 1” designated school.
Curriculum Specialist Sheila Moss says enough Indian Hills families met Title 1 income requirements that the entire school qualifies and the morning was an occasion to teell those parents about the services available.
Several teachers also attended the breakfast and met with their students' families.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public's help in solving several vehicle vandalism cases from Wednesday night.
A news release says several vehicles in a parking lot at an apartment complex on University Avenue were vandalized. Public Information Officer Natalie Hall says anyone with information on the incident should call the Clarksville Police Tips Line at 931-645-8477.