Christian County Attorney Mike Foster wants to remind area residents that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
The Office of the Christian County Attorney encourages all citizens to be aware of the importance of detecting and preventing domestic violence.
Foster was quoted as saying that for too many years, domestic violence was either ignored or treated as a private matter whereby many victims, including children, were left to suffer without hope or support.
Fosters added that state legislators have answered the call by supporting strong domestic violence laws including the recently adopted Amanda’s Law.
Victims of domestic violence, are strongly advised to call the Sanctuary Inc. hotline at 270-886-8174 or the County Attorney’s office at 270-887-4114.
Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County will be hosting its fall supper in the cemetery next weekend.
The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 13th at 3 p.m. in Pembroke’s Rosedale Cemetery.
Officials say for the cost of $15 per person, attendees will be able to tour the tombstones and learn about some of Pembroke’s most colorful former residents.
Tickets to the Supper in the Cemetery can be purchased at Pembroke City Hall or at the local museum.
For more information contact 270-887-4270.
MLK Principal Sarah Newman (left) presents Carol Bugg with supplies and certificate
A second grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary School was surprised this morning when a local office supply store presented her with over a thousand dollars worth of school supplies.
The only teacher in western Kentucky to receive a thousand dollars worth of items from Office Max was Carol Bugg at MLK Elementary. Ms. Bugg has taught for seven years and described the experience as rewarding, while thanking everyone involved in choosing her.
MLK Principal Sarah Newman nominated Ms. Bugg for the honor and said she makes learning fun for her students.
Office Max Manager Steve Gray presented the items to Ms. Bugg and said the store wants to alleviate some of the expenses teachers often pay for out of their own pockets.
The honor came as a surprise to Ms. Bugg, who had a class full of students when the media, central office personnel and several Office Max employees walked into her room shortly after 10am.
A single-vehicle wreck on Canton Pike Friday morning injured a local woman.
The incident happened around 8am, according to the report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, which says 20-year old Bertha Mariquez of Lafayette Road was westbound when she failed to negotiate a curve on wet pavement and ran off the road and overturned before coming to rest in the ditch.
Ms. Mariquez said the wreck occurred when she met a vehicle that was across the center line, causing her to hit her brakes and skid off the road. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Centeer.
National Preparedness month has come to an end, and officials with the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council say it was a successful campaign.
Chairman Dan Nicholson says it took the efforts of countless volunteers across the Pennyrile to get the preparedness message out in September and that is exactly what happened.
Nicholson says even though National Preparedness Month is over, that doesn’t mean the council will stop reminding citizens to make a kit to be ready for when the worst happens.
Anyone wanting to become involved in the Citizen Corps Council or wanting more information on how to become prepared can call the PADD office in Hopkinsville.