The Trigg County Sheriff's Office is offering free home drug testing kits for concerned parents.
Parents can stop by and pick up the kits with no questions asked.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says the free home drug testing kits are just a tool for concerned parents and he wanted to ensure families know the sheriff's office is there to help the community.
For more information, contact the Trigg County Sheriff's Office at 270-522-6015 or Sheriff Burman at 270-350-3815.
First Lady of Kentucky Jane Beshear recently announced that the community of Dawson Springs has been named the state's first Trail Town.
Ms. Beshear made the announcement as part of an effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities throughout Kentucky.
According to the Governor's Office, Trail Towns is a designation and assistance program that will guide travelers to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services.
State officials say the designation will also help communities improve their tourism economy, add more jobs and more tourism opportunities.
Over 30 communities have already started the application process to become a Trail Town.
Officials with the Christian County Public School System have extended the deadline to apply for hardship for the upcoming school year.
The new deadline is Friday, May 17th and officials say hardship applications for request of change in school assignments are now available at the Christian County Board of Education.
According to the new School Attendance Zone Procedures policy, adopted on March 14th by the Christian County Board of Education, parents and guardians have the option to request their student to attend school outside of their attendance zone based on a hardship.
School officials say a hardship is defined as documented economic or medical factors that are beyond the student’s and parent and guardian’s control which have a negative impact on the student’s education process, safety, mental health or physical well being.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will become the 21st state to join the Obamacare plan to expand Medicaid.
The program already provides medical coverage to some 800,000 low-income residents. The Affordable Care Act allows Kentucky to expand coverage to an estimated 300,000 additional people.
The expected move drew praise and criticism even before Beshear made the announcement during an afternoon news conference. AARP Kentucky says expanded Medicaid coverage can make a real difference in the lives of thousands of people. A Tea Party activist predicted the move will result in additional government waste.
Expanded Medicaid will be available starting January 1st, and uninsured people can start signing up this fall.
Washington will pick up the entire cost of the expansion for the first three years, and 90 percent over the longer haul. It's estimated that less than $100 billion in state spending could trigger nearly $1 trillion in federal dollars over a decade.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Kiwanis Club awarded 4 local teens with scholarships to further their education.
Kiwanis Club President, Carter Hendricks gave the names of the teens who each received a $1,000 college scholarship.