South of the state line, the National Weather Service in Nashville has issued an ice storm warning for Montgomery and Stewart counties.
The warning begins 9 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight Friday night. Forecasters say ice accumulations of up to a half inch there will cause downed trees and power lines and hazardous driving conditions.
That warning also includes Houston, Benton and Humphreys Counties.
A long time leader at Hopkinsville Community College has retired and the the college has named a scholarship in her honor.
A news release says people from across the community gathered Thursday afternoon for a retirement reception honoring Beverly Atwood, long time Chief Business Affairs Officer at Hopkinsville Community College.
Unbeknownst to Don and Beverly Atwood, HCC Foundation President Jo Glover and her fellow board directors surprised the couple by renaming the textbook scholarship in their honor.
The fund is open for additional donations at any time. According to Foundation Executive Director Yvette Eastham, board member Terry Hamby of Cadiz was the catalyst that enabled the fund to become endowed.
HCC interim President Dr. Pat Lake said Ms. Atwood is regarded as one of the best if not the best CFO in the KCTCS system. He said she’s always been known for her business knowledge and thoroughness.
The Murray State University presidential search continues to progress toward a conclusion.
Murray State’s Presidential search committee has identified 11 finalists for off-site interviews in January, according to a statement from the school.
Chairman Stephen Williams says the nine member committee was unanimous in its selection of the finalists. He says consulting search firm Witt Kieffer provided the committee a list of 60 diverse candidates from varied backgrounds. Williams says the off-site interviews will likely be in Nashville, Tennessee January 11 and 12.
Williams wouldn’t mention whether or not there are any internal applicants or finalists.
Williams also says that if the consultant identifies an “extremely deserving candidate” between now and March that the committee wouldn’t preclude that person from consideration.
Officials at the Hopkinsville Salvation Army are reminding residents of an impending deadline for those helping in the Angel Tree program.
Commander Mark Czanderna says if you have taken an angel off the local Salvation Army angel tree, the deadline to return with gifts is December 12.
There are less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than normal and Czanderna said it would be easy for those wanting to help to lose track of the calendar during the busy Christmas season.
A large crowd of local business leaders and elected officials gathered tonight for a business after hours event to officially launch the 2013 Festival of Trees in Hopkinsville.
This year marks the Christian County Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual Festival of Trees, with Chamber Workforce Education Coordinator Lanita Ballard saying each dollar raised during the raffling of trees will go towards a good cause.