Hopkinsville City Council http://wkms.org en Hopkinsville Considers Reimbursing Retired Police Officers For Court Time http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-considers-reimbursing-retired-police-officers-court-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is considering whether to reimburse retired police officers for their time testifying in court. &nbsp;At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Human Resources Officer Kenny </span>Grabara<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Police Chief Guy </span>Howie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recommended continuing the policy of not paying subpoenaed former officers. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue first came to attention in July when a retired </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> police officer had been called to testify in a case he had been involved in, and later asked for reimbursement for his time.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:43:22 +0000 Rob Canning 34267 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Considers Reimbursing Retired Police Officers For Court Time Hopkinsville Council Moves Forward On Rails-to-Trails Funding http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-council-moves-forward-rails-trails-funding <p>The&nbsp;Hopkinsville&nbsp;City Council approved spending more than $900,000 to help fund phase-one of the city's Rails-To-Trials project. An additional $100,000 in private donations brings the total investment to $1 million for phase-one. &nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Dan Kemp said he’s pleased with the way the council voted and that the walking trail will bring a dramatic improvement to residents’ way of life.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:23:01 +0000 Rob Canning 32270 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Council Moves Forward On Rails-to-Trails Funding Hopkinsville Council Approves New Alcohol Ordinance http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-council-approves-new-alcohol-ordinance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Council approved a new ordinance at a special meeting yesterday which would lift restrictions on liquor sales outside of the downtown district. However, several council members were concerned that the current zoning ordinance wouldn’t prevent bars and liquor stores from opening near schools and churches and decided to postpone lifting the restriction until January</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2014.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:55:45 +0000 Rob Canning 31922 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Council Approves New Alcohol Ordinance Hopkinsville Council Approves Funding Of Rails-To-Trails Project http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-council-approves-funding-rails-trails-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Council yesterday approved funding of phase one of their Rails-to-Trails Project. &nbsp;The council passed the measure to bring a recreational trail for walkers, runners and cyclists as an amendment to next year’s budget.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:32:30 +0000 Rob Canning 31883 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Council Approves Funding Of Rails-To-Trails Project Pennyroyal Area Museum Faces Tough Financial Year http://wkms.org/post/pennyroyal-area-museum-faces-tough-financial-year <p></p><p>Pennyroyal Area Museum employees are bracing for another difficult financial year, after the Hopkinsville City Council decided to provide 70 percent of the museum’s funding request.</p><p>Museum Director Alissa Keller says she’s thankful for the $35,000 the city did approve at its latest budget meeting, but the museum needs additional funding for building maintenance. Keller says the museum’s 100-year-old building, is in desperate need of repairs.&nbsp;Keller says her current budget won’t be enough to fund the work. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:30:27 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31824 at http://wkms.org Pennyroyal Area Museum Faces Tough Financial Year Hopkinsville City Council Considers Expanded Sales in Alcohol Ordinance Amendment http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-city-council-considers-expanded-sales-alcohol-ordinance-amendment <p></p><p>The Hopkinsville City Council will hear the first reading tonight of an amendment that would cut the fifty-year-old restriction that alcohol sales only be sold in the downtown area.</p><p>The move would essentially eliminate the four-by-fourteen-block boundary in which the sale of alcohol has been limited to since the mid-1960s.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:07:03 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31713 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville City Council Considers Expanded Sales in Alcohol Ordinance Amendment Hopkinsville City Council Discusses Alcohol Ordinance http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-city-council-discusses-alcohol-ordinance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkinsville</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Council decided to bench a discussion this week regarding the city's alcohol ordinance. Much of the council's discussion focused on forcing bars within the city to close at 1 am. Currently, downtown bars are forced to stop serving alcohol at&nbsp;1 am but can stay open later to allow patrons time to leave. City Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin said the council proposed forcing businesses to close at 1:30 to reduce incidences of public disturbances.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:24:24 +0000 Rob Canning 31572 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville City Council Discusses Alcohol Ordinance