The 17th annual District Governor’s Cup Competition is scheduled to take place Saturday in Hopkinsville.
School District Spokesperson, Heather Lancaster says students from four elementary schools will converge at South Christian Elementary School to take part in the 17th District Governor's Cup Competition.
Officials say the Governor's Cup features eight events and the participating schools include: South Christian Elementary School, Holiday Elementary School, Millbrooke Elementary School and Pembroke Elementary School.
The academic event is sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition and District winners will advance to the Governor's Cup Regional competition.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, in honor of a fallen Kentucky soldier.
According to the Department of Defense, 21-year old Private First Class Joshua A. Gray of Van Lear died February 10th in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
Funeral services for Private First Class Gray will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Eastern time at Johnson County Middle School in Paintsville, with interment to follow at Highlands Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection to multiple money scams that occurred over the past couple of years.
Police say two subjects will go to retail businesses in the Clarksville and Nashville areas and will select an item and take it to the register to pay for it and will distract the cashier by starting a conversation with them and hand them a one hundred-dollar bill.
Police say while the cashier is distracted by counting the money, the suspects either take the one hundred-dollar bill back, or ask for it back and convince the cashier that they did not get the money back.
Police say this has happened at least three times in the past 30 days in the Wilma Rudolph area.
Anyone that has any information in regards to this criminal activity are asked the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS.
A man was flown to a Nashville hospital after sustaining burns to nearly all of his body in Trigg County Friday morning.
Cerulean Volunteer Fire Department Chief Denise Brashears said a passerby called 911 and reported a man had been severely burned on Cerulean Road.
The 62-year old man sustained burns to 90 percent of his body and was flown by Air Evac to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where his condition was not immediately known. The victim had been burning trash, when it somehow got out of control. His name has not been released.
Progress continued toward making the Todd Career Path Institute project a reality at Friday morning's Todd Fiscal Court meeting, which featured the return of a county official from illness.
JKS Architects had already been agreed to by magistrates to come up with the design for the Career Path Institute, but a unanimous vote was taken to make the choice official. Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield hopes to have a design presented to Fiscal Court for approval in the near future.
The curriculum at the tech center will be administered by Hopkinsville Community College and high school students and adults will be able to take classes that prepare them for real world jobs in hiring industries.
In other business, Court approved the the Rural Secondary Roads Program presented by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which includes resurfacing about five miles of KY 107 from KY 181 to the Logan County Line, doing drainage work and resurfacing KY 171 from KY 106 to Dowdy Road, doing drainage work on KY 1785 and installing a guard rail at a bridge on KY 102.
The county will also receive $184,000 in flex funds to use on projects that magistrates choose.
A highlight of the meeting was the return of Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley, who was hospitalized for several weeks beginning in November. Pulley said he was happy to be working some again and thanked the community for its prayers and support.
Court also heard from Air Evac representative Johnny Davis, who asked the county to consider purchasing memberships for its employees. Judge Greenfield said it's something they could consider in the budget-making process.