The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, which is part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking artwork, essays and nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award.
Officials say the theme for the essays is Moving beyond the Dream to Brighten the Future.
The contest is open to kindergarten to 12th-grade students in Kentucky who would like to submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects a student’s most inspired King moment or speech.
Officials say the citizenship award will also be given to an individual who embodies the spirit and energy of the late civil rights leader and all winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in Frankfort on Jan. 17th.
Artwork, essays and citizenship award nominations must be submitted by November 17th.
For more information, go to the website www.ome.ky.gov.
The holiday season is just around the corner and Montgomery County officials say it’s that time of the year when many residents need assistance.
Montgomery County Government is partnering with Manna Café Ministries to host a county-wide food drive next week to ensure families will not go hungry during the holidays.
Beginning Monday, October 15th and going through the month of November, all county offices will be collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed through Manna Café to those needing a helping hand.
Manna Café provides four hot meals a week and gives away about 50,000 pounds of food to over 1,500 local citizens a month.
Military Affairs, the Division of Parks and Recreation, the City of Hopkinsville and Christian Fiscal Court will be hosting an event next month to honor local veterans.
A Veteran’s Honor Parade is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m. in downtown Hopkinsville.
The parade route will be down Virginia Street from the War Memorial building turning left onto 9th Street to the Justice Center.
A float will also be available for those Veterans who would like ride, instead of walk in the parade.
Every participating Veteran will receive a hand held American Flag to take home as a token of appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
Veterans who attend the parade will also be recognized during a short closing ceremony following the .5 mile parade at the Justice Center.
A single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 69 in Caldwell County early this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 6:15, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police, which says 18-year old Devin Redmon of Manchester, Ohio was southbound when he ran off the right side of the road.
Redmon over-corrected and lost control, crossing the median and northbound lanes before striking a guard rail. Redmon, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The young girl wounded in a drive-by shooting on Durrett Avenue last night remains in a Nashville hospital.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the 8-year old girl is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Officers responded to 1413 Durrett just after 7 when someone in a vehicle fired shots into the residence occupied by the child and two adult females.
One of the adults, 59-year old Louvenia Wilford of Hopkinsville, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center. The other adult was not hurt.
Chief Guy Howie said police got conflicting witness reports regarding the type of vehicle involved in the incident and no arrests have been made.