Officials with the Hopkinsville Economic Development Council are pleased to announce that a local corporation plans to make a multi-million dollar investment into the community.
Officials say Riken Elastomers, a subsidiary of Riken Technos Corporation is planning a $7 million investment for its facility in Hopkinsville.
President of Riken Elastomers, Gary Kajiyama was quoted as saying that the expansion is due to the growth of the automotive business in North America.
Officials say the expansion involves additional new lines, which will more than double the capacity of the existing facility.
Riken Elastomers has been operating Hopkinsville since 2007 and produces thermoplastic elastomer compounds used in the automotive industry.
Officials with Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are inviting the public to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by visiting the state park to take part in a variety of fun activities fit for the entire family.
On Saturday, November 24th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Homeplace will be celebrating Christmas in 1850 with visitors able to make simple Christmas decorations, collect favorite holiday recipes, and relax to the sound of old-time Christmas tunes.
Admission to the Homeplace is $4 ages 13 and up, $2 ages 5-12; and free for children ages 4 and under.
The Golden Pond Planetarium at LBL will also offer shows seven days a week this month, except on Thanksgiving Day, through Sunday, December 23rd.
Admission to the planetarium is $4 ages 13 and up, $2 ages 5-12 and is free for children 4 years old and under.
For more information about the many events happening at LBL, contact 270-924-2000.
A top ranking military official was the guest speaker at this week’s Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club meeting.
Retired Colonel Mitchell Sartain, who oversees Fort Campbell’s Junior ROTC program, spoke about the common goals the two organizations shared in molding the lives of children.
Two Clarksville women are now behind bars after police say they committed several thefts.
(Stephanie Bradley) (Misty Hawk)
Clarksville Police say yesterday, around 9:45 p.m. officers responded to a dual purpose call for help to a Madison Street motel with the call involving a motorist assist for a man after he hit a curb and flattened a tire and the two women with him may have stolen medication from a motel room.
When officers arrived on the scene, the man was already changing the damaged tire and police say ironically, the man did not realize the jack had been stolen from him earlier.
Police say the focus in the investigation then turned to the theft allegations.
The man told police that two women, identified as Misty Hawk and Stephanie Bradley both of Clarksville, were acquaintances and had been allowed in his motel room.
The man reported that after they left, he noticed several items were missing.
Police were able to locate the stolen property in the possession of the two women and during the course of the investigation, it was determined that other stolen property were found in their possession, which was reported stolen earlier in the evening from a Martin Street residence.
Police charged 27-year old Misty Hawk of Beech Street with two counts of theft of property and simple possession and 27-year old Stephanie Bradley of Martin Street with two counts of theft of property.
Dense fog likely contributed to a wreck involving a Todd County school bus near the Logan County line this morning, with no injuries reported.
The incident happened shortly before 7 as a bus hauling 14 students was turning off State Route 848 onto Banton Cooks Road.
Todd County School System Transportation Director Carroll Moseley says a man driving a pickup rear-ended the bus, wedging the truck underneath.
The pickup sustained major damage and the bus minor damage. Moseley says no one on board the bus was hurt and the driver of the pickup was extremely fortunate to avoid injury.
Kentucky State Police investigated the crash and soon released the 14 students to be taken to school by another bus that was brought to the scene. Moseley says the students attended South Todd, Todd County Middle and Todd County Central High School.