The Hopkinsville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council are working together this National Preparedness Month and a preparedness fair will be held Saturday morning.
Susan Tomlinson is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the L.D.S. church and says the event will begin at 8 and end at 2 at the church located on Pin Oak Drive. She says she encourages members of the community to be prepared all year round, having plenty of food and water to survive if the worst happens.
Jim Creighton of the Pennyrile Area Development District says with winter coming, it’s also a good idea to think about how you’ll stay warm if the power goes out.
Several first responder agencies will be at the fair to answer questions and to give advice, while the West Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive, which includes a non-fasting cholesterol test.
Hopkinsville Community College, Murray State University and Austin Peay State University have all been named “military friendly” by G.I. Jobs magazine.
The publication compiled a list of the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
HCC and Austin Peay both feature a campus on Fort Campbell and more than a third of HCC students are active duty, veteran or a military family member.
Hopkinsville Community College Fort Campbell Campus Director Allisha Lee says their goal is to “serve those who serve” and adds that all of the HCC locations provide excellent service to military students and their families.
The Todd County School System will conduct preschool screening and registration Friday.
Tracey Shifflett of the school system says the screenings and registration will be for three and four year old children who would attend South Todd Elementary. Children who turn three by March 21st may be screened for entry during the current year.
Four year old children must now qualify to attend preschool based on income or disability as the school system is no longer accepting all four year old children. Any child who turns five on or before October 1st is kindergarten eligible and cannot attend preschool.
Parents wanting to register their child should call Ms. Shifflett to make an appointment at 265-2436.
Todd County residents won’t be able to renew their driver’s license tomorrow as a new machine will be installed at the clerk’s office.
Todd will be among the first counties to receive the technically advanced machines that use multiple layers of security features to make the license extremely difficult to counterfeit.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Vehicle Registration Commissioner Tom Zawacki says the new licenses are the manifestation of Kentucky’s efforts to improve the level of service provided to customers, in addition to securing a credential Kentuckians use each day.
The cabinet emphasizes that all other services at the Todd Circuit Clerk’s office will be available and that that driver’s license renewal will be available again Friday. The cost of renewals will remain 20 dollars.