A date has been set for a public meeting in Hopkinsville regarding a possible change in area code.
A news release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission says the local meeting will be Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium.
Officials will discuss the options and process for the creation of a new area code for all of or a portion of western Kentucky. The change could apply to all numbers in areas Christian County and west—or could only apply to all new numbers registered in the current 270 area code.
The second option would require every phone call to be a 10-digit affair. The proposed new area code is 364—which spells out “dog” on your keypad. It would take effect sometime before 2014, if approved.
The local man injured in a motorcycle wreck Friday afternoon remains in a Nashville Hospital.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say Lee Young of Hopkinsville is in critical, but stable condition.
Young was injured around 4pm Friday when he struck a vehicle on Butler Road and went airborne, striking another vehicle before finally coming to rest. He was flown by Air Evac helicopter to Vandy.
More information is now known about the shots fired complaint from over the weekend in Hopkinsville.
The incident happened shortly after midnight Sunday morning near the 600 block of Colonelette Drive, where someone fired shots into the rear window of a vehicle belonging to a 70-year old Hopkinsville man.
No one was injured and no suspects are listed on the report. Three shell casings were found in the area of the vehicle and the investigation continues.
Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in this November’s General Election, which is expected to bring a high turnout to the polls.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says you must make your way to the county clerk’s office by 4pm to get your name on the voter roll for Election Day.
If you are already registered, but have moved since the last time you voted—it’s also important to change that information at the clerk’s office so your name will be on the correct roll.
Ms. Humphries says doing the address change in advance will save you time on Election Day by not having to get that information straightened out while people are standing in line to vote.
The Christian County Health Department has released its Annual Report, which shows last year was another busy one.
The local health department saw 20,598 separate patients between July 1st of 2011 and June 30th of this year, performing a total of nearly 175-thousand services.
Nearly 73-thousand pediatric services were performed on about 16-thousand children, while WIC services were provided to just under 8-thousand families.
The Health Department saw over 12-hundred cancer patients, assisted 125 diabetes patients, treated or tested 15-hundred patients for sexually transmitted diseases and helped about 19-hundred people with what’s termed “family planning.”
In non-medical duties, the Christian County Health Department inspected 206 separate food service establishments for a total of 867 occasions. Between all of its inspection duties, the department performed just over 28-hundred inspections of some type last year—ranging from septic tanks to tattoo parlors.