Christmas is two months from Thursday and the Grand Marshal for this year’s Hopkinsville Christmas Parade has already been announced.
Longtime Christian County Attorney Mike Foster received the honor of being named Grand Marshal and will lead the parade along the usual route from Glass Avenue, to Main Street and south to 15th Street.
The Recreation Department says the parade is set for Saturday, December 1st at 10am and floats will be judged in four different areas.
The technical merit, artistic decoration, and theme adaptation award winners will receive 300 dollars each and the Grand Marshal Award winner will receive 400 dollars.
All parade entries are to donate a new, unwrapped toy when they submit their entry form. All toys received will be given to the Hopkinsville Jaycees to use as part of their gifts at their Jaycees Annual Underprivileged Children’s Christmas Party.
Any group, club, church, school, business or individual wishing to enter should call the Recreation Department at 887-2490 or stop by their office on Thomas Street.
The Todd County Rotary Club’s political forum is set for tomorrow night in Elkton.
Rotary Club member and former Todd County School System Superintendent Mike Kenner says the debates will begin at 6pm in the high school auditorium.
Sixteenth District State Representative Martha Jane King will debate Republican challenger Chris Hightower and 3rd District State Senator Joey Pendleton will face off with Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield.
Questions have already been prepared and more can be submitted from the audience. Kenner says it’s a chance for voters to learn more about the four candidates.
The Rotary forums have always been well-attended in Elkton and Kenner says he hopes this year is even better.
Senator Pendleton represents Todd, Christian and Logan Counties—while Ms. King represents Todd and Logan.
A Cadiz woman was arrested last week for allegedly forging prescriptions.
A news release from the Cadiz Police Department says Officer Scott Brown received information from the Eddyville Police Department that they were investigating 26-year old Candace Mahone of Will Jackson Road, Cadiz for allegedly passing a forged prescription in Lyon County on October 4th.
The prescriptions looked to be from a Hopkinsville doctor who told police he had never treated Ms. Mahone at his office. He also didn’t know how she got his prescription blanks.
Further investigation determined Ms. Mahone had allegedly committed similar crimes by passing forged prescriptions at Hospital Street Pharmacy and Save-On-Drugs in Cadiz to obtain Adderall—though she was refused at Hospital Street when a clerk noticed something unusual about the prescription.
Police also learned she was wanted in Florida for felony fraud and in Virginia for credit card larceny, fraud and forgery. She was booked into the Christian County jail and released on bond the same day.
A Fort Campbell soldier was killed in Afghanistan Thursday.
A news release from the Department of Defense says 20-year old Private First Class Shane Wilson of Kuna, Idaho died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Khost, Afghanistan; though it doesn’t give the details of what led up to his death.
Private Wilson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating what’s described as an attempted arson on Maple Court from Friday night.
Officer Tommy Hoffman was called to 827 Maple around 8pm after someone threw a plastic bottle containing an unknown liquid into a broken window pane. The resident, 45-year old Lee Gee of Hopkinsville, said that after a few minutes the bottle exploded inside his home causing a small flash and smoke.
Two suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.