As Kentuckians are firing up their grills this summer for tasty burgers and steaks, Governor Steve Beshear recognizes this American tradition and has proclaimed May as Beef Month in Kentucky.
Governor Beshear encourages all citizens to support Kentucky’s beef cattle industry and to salute cattle farmers during the month of May for their contribution to Kentucky’s agricultural and rural economy.
Beshear also states that the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund has helped make this industry top-notch, with more than $67 million supporting projects related to the cattle industry in Kentucky since 2001.
Beef farmers generated nearly $630 million in cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves in 2011 and Kentucky has over 2 million heads of cattle on Kentucky farms.
Over 100 miles in the City of Hopkinsville needs to be cleaned and an annual program puts money into the hands of members of local non-profit organizations willing to pick up trash for cash.
The city’s Trash for Cash Program has officially started with the first clean-up taking place Saturday, April 13th.
Local Partners Against Littering Coordinator, Robin Charles talks about how long the Trash for Cash Program will be held this year.
Members of HCC’s Pi Gamma Epsilon chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association last week attended the organization’s 76th National Conference, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, which was attended by 356 students from across the nation.
Officials say the competition was divided into three divisions: college lower classmen, upper classmen including graduate students, and field professionals and several HCC students placed in four lower classmen competitions.
Aaron Free received 3rd place in Academics in Police Supervision, Christina Fouse, Brittany Robison and Isi Gonzalez placed 3rd in Crime Scene Investigations.
Fouse also received a 3rd place scholarship and Robinson received a 2nd place scholarship.
Officials say Tiffany Brandon also placed 2nd in the organization-wide category of Physical Agility for 25 to 34-year olds.
The theme for this year’s conference was Terrorism: Domestic and Abroad.
The Partners in Education program was the focus of this morning's Chamber of Commerce Eye Opener Breakfast at the Bruce Convention Center, where a local business announced a generous donation to enhance an important aspect of the school system.
Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager Charlie Ramsey told the large crowd that the dealership and Toyota Manufacturing will combine to donate ten thousand dollars toward the Christian County Public School System's career and technical training programs.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says that's an area of focus for the district and there's a lot of ground to make up.
Ms. Gemmill says help is needed from the local business community to make students career ready and that assistance can be financial or in many other forms.
Superintendent Gemmill also spoke on the redistricting efforts and the school facilities plan—saying there are 119 million dollars in unmet needs when it comes to facilities. She says the school system also underwent a state technology audit and some schools are farther behind than others when it comes to being able to implement new technology into the curriculum. You can hear all of Ms. Gemmill's comments Sunday morning at 9 on Lite 98.7 on our weekly public affairs program—Don't Be Afraid to Say It.
A wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway Friday afternoon injured an Owensboro man.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff's Office says 86-year old Junior Wells of Owensboro was northbound at a slow speed due to heavy rainfall, when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 59-year old Debra Bradford of Robards.
Wells' vehicle crossed the median and crossed both southbound lanes before coming to rest against a rock wall. Wells was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.