Over 100 miles remains to be cleaned as part of the City of Hopkinsville’s Trash for Cash program.
Partners Against Littering Coordinator Robin Charles says several groups have already signed on to help keep city roadways clean and free of debris.
Ms. Charles says organizations will be paid for their efforts based on each mile they spruce up.
The Pennyroyal Arts Council will be hosting its first annual Mash Bash for the Arts next month and are encouraging residents to come out and enjoy a night of fun.
Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council, Carol Barta describes the details of the Mash Bash.
The Mash Bash will be held Saturday, July 14th at the MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m.
Admission is free with donations and for more information, contact the Pennyroyal Arts Council at 270-887-4295.
A Clarksville man accused of committing an armed robbery was cited by police after allegedly committing another criminal offense shortly after he posted bond.
Clarksville Police say on Monday night, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of B Street and Beech Street and could smell marijuana coming out from the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Justin Tyra of Clarksville, who had a suspended license and the passenger of the vehicle was identified Maurice Antonio Deloatch, who bonded out of the Montgomery Couty Jail on an aggravated robbery charge.
Through the course of investigation, Deloatch had a bag of marijuana and ate it during the course of the traffic stop.
The officer also found a gun inside the vehicle that was linked to Deloatch, who was then cited for simple possession and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon with Tyra cited for driving on a suspended license and simple possession.
Jimmy Adcock and Wes Luckado speak in opposition of the change Tuesday morning.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Youth League will cease to operate effective Sunday after its own request was granted by Christian Fiscal Court this morning.
The Youth League’s Board of Directors had sent Judge-Executive Steve Tribble a letter requesting the county grant the lease it had held on Ruff Park for decades to the local YMCA.
The lease has to be re-signed before each fiscal year and the board felt the YMCA could use its resources to better facilitate youth sports. The move didn’t come without opposition, however, as umpire Jimmy Adcock and youth sports supporter Wes Luckado spoke in support of keeping things as they are and presented a petition with 160 signatures that were received since Monday.
The current lease expires Saturday and Christian County Attorney Mike Foster said all the county had to go on coming into the meeting was the request from the leadership of the Youth League.
Kevin Meacham from the YMCA answered concerns from Adcock about competitiveness and assured him the score will continue to be kept in games at Ruff Park. Adcock says he believes most people will be willing to work with the YMCA if they don’t make any radical changes.
In other business, the county approved the lowest bids on almost all of its suppliers for products ranging from gasoline to concrete for the upcoming fiscal year and approved next year’s service contracts for the Animal Shelter with Todd and Trigg County governments.
Magistrate Tom Jones said he believes Fiscal Court should consider requesting those counties to take on some of the costs of improvements and expansions at the animal shelter in the future.
Hopkins and Union Counties have joined Muhlenberg in instituting outdoor burn bans as conditions continue to grow drier in the ongoing drought.
There are no burn bans in Christian, Todd or Trigg Counties, but National Weather Service in Paducah forecaster Rachel Trevino says they are advising residents in their region to not burn anything if there is the slightest bit of wind.
Independence Day is just around the corner and Ms. Trevino says it’s likely some communities will enact stricter laws on where fireworks can be shot considering the danger of fire.
The drought is at its worst in far western Kentucky, where climatology officials have classified it as “severe.”