Christian County

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.

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  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you know the lodge appearance through the year is kinda, there’s been some renovation, but it’s still kinda worn and outdated.”

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Transportation
8:01 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Pennyrile Parkway Receiving Study for Possible Interstate I-69 Designation

Credit Wikipedia

  The Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway might be getting a new designation, as the Interstate 69 project gains momentum.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is currently conducting a study to determine whether the southern portion of the parkway could possibly receive Interstate status. A similar study has already been conducted on the northern portion, which is now considered a future I-69 corridor.

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Government
4:20 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Christian County Circuit Judge Starting Veterans Court

Christian County’s circuit judge is in the final stages of establishing a veterans court that could keep veterans guilty of crimes out of prison.

Judge Andrew Self will lead the county’s veteran court that he says should be up and running by the end of the year. Self says the specialty court will connect participants with Veterans Affairs programs in addition to keeping them from behind bars.

“They are paying taxes rather than being a burden on our tax system and still then provide them with the kind of help or assistance they need to restore their lives or get their lives back together. Because of our proximity to Fort Campbell a veterans court just seemed like a very natural connection for our community.”

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Education
4:03 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MSU Thoroughbred Academy Offers High School Students Discounted College Credit

Murray State Associate Provost Renae Duncan speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about a pilot program this fall called Thoroughbred Academy, involving Trigg and Christian County students earning college credits at reduced cost. The program will allow high school juniors take classes at MSU's Hopkinsville campus at a cost of $150 per course. Duncan says this could save incoming students potentially thousands of dollars in tuition. 

Society
2:45 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

An Update on the Christian County Cares Community Perception Survey

Kate Lochte gets an update on the Christian County Cares project and the results of the 2013 Community Perception Survey with Yasamin Ausenbaugh, Director the program. The survey began in 2005, a detailed project aimed toward community growth. They talk about the goals from the 2010 plan, including developing a better workforce and growing the economy to grow wealth and reduce economy and the response from those goals and how community feedback can continue to improve the area. Click here to read the 2015 initiative (PDF).

Society
5:11 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Hopkinsville Cemetery Owners Indicted for Stealing Tomb Markers

A commonwealth attorney is urging families who have loved ones buried in Hopkinsville's Green Hill Memorial Garden to visit the graves to see if any markers are missing.

Attorney Lynn Pryor says a grand jury indicted Green Hill owners Jason and Taunya Strader last week on multiple felony counts including violating graves, theft of more than $10,000.  Pryor says the Straders were removing bronze grave markers and selling them as scrap metal.

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Government
12:42 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Edelen Finds Two Potential Threats in Christian County Audit

Christian County Jail
Credit ccjail.org

Christian County's Judge executive is making efforts to halt potential threats of fraud within his county's budgeting process.

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen identified the threats in his annual audit.

Edelen says the first risk comes from consolidated bookkeeping in the county jail.

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