The Kelly Community Organization will be holding another community meeting tomorrow evening, with next year’s Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival to be discussed.
Organizer Frank Brown gives the details, saying everyone in north Christian County is invited to attend.
Brown says a film crew from NBC is supposed to be in Kelly next week to record a segment about the Kelly encounter.
There will be free Christmas season door prizes at the event at Kelly Baptist Church at 7pm.
One of the men thought to be responsible for the Durrett Avenue drive-by shooting from last month was the victim of a fatal shooting over the weekend in Clarksville.
Hopkinsville Police had sought 20-year old Malcolm Rashaad Wright for questioning in connection with the October 10th incident that sent an eight-year old girl to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Wright died early Saturday morning after being shot at C-Ray’s night club on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville. The Clarksville Police Department is investigating that incident, but has not reported any arrests.
HPD continues to investigate 19-year old Mitchell Wallace of Hopkinsville and 23-year old Zachary Lane of Crofton as potential suspects in the drive-by shooting. They were arrested last month on unrelated charges.
A man at a North O’Neal Avenue home became the victim of robbery early this morning after letting someone inside to use the phone.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 68-year old James Hurt, Sr. let a man inside at 122 North O’Neal around 1:30am to use the telephone. When Hurt turned his back on the perpetrator, the man grabbed his wallet from his back pocket and pushed him onto a coffee table before fleeing the scene.
The suspect got away with cash and the wallet and the investigation continues.
While the nation’s eyes were on the Presidential election, the eyes and ears of residents in Christian, Todd and Logan Counties were following an extremely close race for the State Senate that ended with an upset.
Republican Challenger Whitney Westerfield upset 20-year incumbent State Senator Joey Pendleton 18,457-18,160 overall and narrowly won all three counties.
Westerfield won Christian County by 26 votes, Todd County by 39 votes and Logan County by 232 votes.
Westerfield says he stuck with the same message through his campaign and it worked.
State Senator Joey Pendleton says there have been several major success stories during his tenure in Frankfort that allow him to leave with his head held high.
The Senator says he believes the most important of all those success stories could very well be the Todd County Career Path Institute, which will be built on the campus of Todd County Central High School, assuming federal grant money comes through as expected.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley will serve a fourth term after winning by nearly five thousand votes in his areas of Christian and Trigg Counties.
Representative Tilley defeated challenger Max Sturdivant, Jr. 10,461-5,507 after a spirited campaign over the last several months.
Tilley says there are several issues lawmakers must get to work on next session in order to keep Kentucky headed in the right direction.
Sturdivant congratulated Tilley and said he hopes lawmakers will work together to solve the Commonwealth’s debt issues.
It will be the fourth term for Representative Tilley, who serves as House Judiciary Committee Chairman in Frankfort.