Christian County

Election
3:38 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

West KY No Exception in Low Voter Turnout

Of the 438,672 registered voters within the WKMS listening range, only 110,670 cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections. Voter turnout in the area reached a total of 25.23 percent, nearly matching the statewide turnout of 26 percent.

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Weather
6:52 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Storms Cause Damage Locally

The National Weather Service reported the storm system that passed through Western Kentucky Wednesday produced high winds  that blew walls and roofs off several buildings and downed powerlines. Most of the damage occurred in Christian County, northeast of Hopkinsville between 4 and 5pm.

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Government
2:18 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

New Hopkinsville Chamber Director Outlines Plans to Grow Community

Marian Mason has returned to her childhood home of Christian County as the new Executive Director of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. On Sounds Good, she speaks with Kate Lochte about some of the efforts in the works in the Hopkinsville/Christian Co. area, such as connecting veterans with jobs (after First Lady Michelle Obama's recent Fort Campbell visit), legislative agenda successes, community vision plan, entrepreneurial business plan competition and the recent rebranding/remodeling of the Chamber building.

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Education
2:40 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Christian County Schools Moving to Correct Discipline Discrimination

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After a lengthy investigation, the Christian County Board of Education is currently taking steps to comply with recommendations to correct racial discrimination in Christian County Public Schools' discipline application.

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Transportation
4:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky

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Western Kentucky roadways are improving as crews continue to clear pavement with plows and salt, though some ramps and “C” snow priority routes remained covered.

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Business
4:07 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Christian County Chamber of Commerce Business Competition Underway

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  The Christian County Chamber of Commerce's third annual Christian County Cares business plan competition is underway, where entrepreneurs could win resources to help with their start-up.

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Business
4:41 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Construction on Oak Grove Village Mall Project Near Fort Campbell Finally Underway

Former state Sen. Joey Pendleton cuts the ribbon marking the beginning of construction on Oak Grove Village.

  Construction has finally begun on the long-in-development, 110-acre Oak Grove Village mall project, near Fort Campbell. John Null explains the hold-up and what Oak Grove Village might do for the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove.

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Health
4:26 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Christian County Health Dept. Eyes National Accreditation

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The Christian County Health Department plans to submit documentation in January to become just the 23rd nationally-accredited health department in the country.

Assistant director Laura Hammons says the accreditation would be a boon for the county.

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Arts
1:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum

Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller has "A Peek Inside the Casket: An Exhibit to Die For" and tells us about Christian County historian William T. Turner recounting the Legend of the Bell Witch on Halloween night.

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Government
12:28 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Tri-County Chamber Alliance Plans $3 Million Lake Barkley Renovation

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A $3 million renovation for Lake Barkley State Park is among the legislative priorities for the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance in 2014.  Trigg, Christian and Todd make up the chamber alliance.

Christian County Judge Executive Steve Trimble said the facelift to the Lake Barkley campground and lodge is something the alliance has been working towards for several years.

“Obviously, as you well know, LBL is our state’s number one tourism draw,  over a million people come in there each year," said Trimble. "Tourism obviously is very big in Trigg County and, you know the lodge appearance through the year is kinda, there’s been some renovation, but it’s still kinda worn and outdated.”

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