Hopkinsville City Council tonight held a special-called meeting and approved several house keeping measures with Mayor Dan Kemp also giving an update about TeleTech Services Corporation of Colorado investing millions of dollars into the local economy.
Mayor Kemp says he is happy to say that he received word that plans continue to move forward for TeleTech to invest $12 million in establishing a customer service call center in the city.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has waived permitting requirements for vehicles transporting emergency housing to victims of last week’s hurricane along the eastern seaboard.
Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock signed the waiver, which allows FEMA trailers to travel through Kentucky to areas of need more quickly.
officials say the waiver allows trailers to be transported without restriction on hours of operation and allows them to skip weigh station and carriers are also exempted from the usual requirement of rear escorts during transport.
Governor Steve Beshear stated Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed many homes on her devastating path through the northeast and that those families need warm, safe shelter, especially as the weather grows colder.
Last week, Beshear signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transport of emergency supplies in response to flooding and damages from Hurricane Sandy.
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.