The Jeffers Bend Steering Committee and the Pennyrile RC& D Council recently conducted a city-wide survey to receive feedback about the public’s perception of the Jeffers Bend Botanical Garden.
Charles Turner says committee members wanted to know whether or not the local botanical garden was meeting the needs of the community and how officials could turn it into a regional hot spot.
Mr. Turner says he was surprised that so many residents offered their input.
A Hopkinsville retailer received national attention and a coveted award recently.
Gracious Me! was given the Icon award over the weekend during a semi-formal event with Jeff Foxworthy and Kenny Loggins providing entertainment.
Officials say over 200 nominations were received from across the country and were judged by a distinguished panel of individuals in the retail, fashion, design and education communities.
Owner Sherry Calhoun was quoted as saying she is thrilled to have been chosen as the Icon Honor for Contribution and Community influence.
This is the second honor Gracious Me! has received this year after the Trade magazine, Home Accents Today selected the store as one of the 50 Retail Stars.
The commander of Kentucky State Police in the Madisonville Post 2 district is retiring at the end of the month.
A news release from KSP says Captain William Marks, Jr. will step down after 27 years of service. Captain Marks’ accomplishments include seven years as a lieutenant at three different posts in western Kentucky before taking over as commander of the Mayfield post in August of 2006.
Captain Marks transferred to become commander of Post 2 in February of 2008, where he has served since. During his 27 year career, he has been awarded two Commissioner’s Commendations, he has served as an accident reconstructionist, a firearms instructor and field training officer.
He is also a United States Army veteran and a 1979 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School.
Police in Arkansas have arrested the woman wanted in connection with a murder in Crittenden County from Monday night.
Kentucky State Police received a call from Marion Police around 8:30 Monday night after 89-year old Leonard Roberts was found dead at his 229 East Depot Street residence.
Roberts had been assaulted and stabbed, according to police who say an autopsy was scheduled in Louisville.
An arrest warrant for receiving stolen property charges was soon taken out against 50-year old Cindy Hutchinson, who was seen driving the victim’s blue 2001 Chevy Cavalier in the minutes before police arrived at his home.
Arkansas law enforcement arrested Hutchinson around 5:30pm Tuesday near Fort Smith. She is being held without bond and the case remains under investigation.