The Pennyroyal Area Museum has changed its name.
Executive Director Alissa Keller says after careful consideration, the museum is now known as the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County.
Ms. Keller explains why officials decided to change things up.
Ms. Keller says the new name reflects how the museum has expanded over the years to include more exhibits.
Hundreds of area youngsters flocked to Jeffers Bend Park this weekend to participate in the 14th annual Take Kids Fishing Day.
Event Organizer Robin Charles says the family-oriented event seems to be a hit each year for local families.
Ms. Charles says prizes were given to young fishermen who reeled in the biggest or smallest fish and that “Big Jeff” has once again eluded capture.
Take Kids Fishing Day is sponsored by the Pennyrile RC&D Council that allows children to appreciate nature, while spending quality time with their families.
Memorial Day weekend was tragic on Kentucky roadways this year, with preliminary numbers showing 14 people died in 11 separate crashes.
Even more tragic, three double-fatality wrecks in Harrison, Scott and Wayne Counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
None of the wrecks happened in the Pennyrile or Purchase regions, though western Kentucky counties had several wrecks with serious injury over the weekend.
Seven of the eight victims in motor vehicles were not wearing seat belts and four of six victims on motorcycles were not wearing helmets.
Through Monday, 285 people had lost their lives on Kentucky roadways—which was 39 more than the number from a year ago.
Christian County School System Superintendent Brady Link is entering his final month in that capacity and says he is proud of his accomplishments over the last four years.
Appearing on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show, Link says the data tells the story of how local schools have improved on testing since he arrived.
Link says the people of Christian County have been very supportive of education and of the school system and he is thankful.
The Superintendent Screening Committee and School Board are in the process of hiring the next superintendent, after the board decided to not renew Link’s contract a few months ago. The board took that action when Link said he could not commit to another four-year contract as he had plans to retire, perhaps as soon as next year.
A single-vehicle wreck on I-24 just inside the state line in Christian County this morning injured a Robertson County man.
The news release from Kentucky State Police says 45-year old Patrick Jones of Adams, Tennessee was westbound near the state line around 8am when he hydroplaned on the wet pavement and ran off the right side of the road.
His vehicle came to rest on its driver’s side off the right shoulder. Jones was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he was wearing a seatbelt.