"Tux" was the winner of the oldest pet at 21 years old.
The first ever Christian County Animal Shelter “Bow Wow” fundraiser was a success in every way measurable Saturday evening, with dozens of dogs and a couple of cats accompanying their owners to the Trail of Tears Park.
The event featured a time when pet-owners could give a testimonial about their shelter pet and the joy it brought to their life. A woman identifying herself as April talked about her dog “Winnie” and how she transitioned from a shelter pet to a member of the family.
Most stories were similar, with dog-owner Melissa giving her account of a dog going from shy and mal-nourished to loving and plump.
Cats don’t enjoy family outings as much as dogs, but one feline did manage to bring home an award. A black and white cat named “Tux” who was adopted at the age of 14 is still going strong now at 21-years old. Tux sat on a picnic table most of the evening and just watched the other cats and dogs at the event.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says the event was very successful and there will be another “Bow Wow” to support the “Get’em Done” project next year.
A total on just how much money was raised wasn’t immediately available, but anyone wanting to donate can still do so by contacting the Animal Shelter during regular business hours. Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and State Representative John Tilley were among those attending the fundraiser.
Two traffic accidents inside the city limits late yesterday morning sent all three drivers to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Injured in an incident in front of Garland Nissan on Fort Campbell Boulevard about 10 minutes to 11 were 62-year old Paulett Johnson and 87-year old Charles Jackson, both of Hopkinsville, who were both wearing their seat belts, according to the report from city police Officer Chris Bond.
Bond’s report says Ms. Johnson was southbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard and failed to notice that Jackson was exiting the car lot.
Jackson said he saw Ms. Johnson’s car, but thought she was going to stop.
The other wreck involved only one vehicle, with 51-year old Bradford Brashears of Cerulean injured when he ''blacked out'' while traveling eastbound in a Southern States flatbed truck off East 9th street near the justice center.
That crash, which saw Brashears leave the road and strike two utility poles, occurred just after 11:30 yesterday morning, with Brashears buckled in, according to the report, also completed by Officer Bond.
Items with a combined value in excess of $600 are missing from the utility building at Christian County Colonel baseball field, where the Hoptown Hoppers recently completed their championship season.
The report filed by Kevin Crider says a 42-inch TV and an all-terrain vehicle used to drag the infield are missing, with a combined value of $601 listed on the report which was filed yesterday morning.
Officials with the Christian County School District today released advanced placement and ACT scores of local students.
According to the latest figures, the number of high school students in the district taking advanced placement examinations continues to rise, while the number of students passing the exams decreased last year.
Chief Instructional Officer, Amy Wilcox explains more details about the AP test scores.
School officials also released latest testing data concerning ACT scores.
Ms. Wilcox says the district made gains in mathematics and science, but remained the same at all other areas, with the exception of reading and the district’s composite score of 17.6 equaled the same as the last two year’s composite scores.
According to the data, African-American students increased performance from 14.8 in 2008 to 15.6 in 2012 and represented 33% of all students tested and students who were identified as two or more races improved from 159 in 2008 to 17.2 in 2012 and represented 3 % off all students tested.
The 101st Airborne Division is preparing for yet another rotation to Afghanistan and a local soldier says despite the hardships he had to face in the past, like losing his friend and former boss to combat, he continues to gladly serve in the Army.
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Officer, Sergeant Joe Padula, who was recently promoted, says despite the challenges of war, the Army still provides opportunities for soldiers who want to better themselves.