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Government
12:55 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Hopkinsville Smoking Ban Takes Effect in January

Hopkinsville begins a citywide smoking ban in January. The Kentucky New Era reports Mayor Dan Kemp broke a 6-6 tie on the city council at last night’s meeting. The council passed the measure despite vocal opposition that sought to quash it.

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Society
7:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

New Area Code Meeting Draws Small Audience

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The meeting about the new area code for western Kentucky drew a small audience Wednesday. Only three people attended meeting at Hopkinsville Community College. Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the meeting was held to explain the reasons behind a new area code and the options for adding a new one. One solution is an overlay, which means the 364 area code would apply to all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option is a split.

Crime
7:36 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Ky. Trio Charged with Stealing Trade Secrets

Three men charged with stealing trade secrets from a Hopkinsville company who tried to use the information as leverage with a competitor are set for arraignment Nov. 15 in Paducah. A federal grand jury indicted Phillip Groves, Gregory Wampler and Eric Tinderholt this week. The men are charged with using USB drives to steal thousands of files from White Drive Products in 2007 and 2008. The jurors say the men went to another hydraulic motor maker and used the files to get jobs.

Government
7:13 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Smoking Ban First Reading Passes in Hopkinsville

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The Hopkinsville City Council narrowly passed a first reading of a smoking ban Tuesday with Mayor Dan Kemp casting the deciding vote.  The ordinance can’t take effect, however, until a second reading is approved.  Mayor Kemp says the move puts Hopkinsville in line with neighboring cities that also have smoking bans in place.  Opponents of the ban say they don’t want to take away business owners’ rights.

Morning Cram
9:41 am
Tue October 2, 2012

The Morning Cram [The 007 edition]

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From NPR: The children of the James Bond original producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli talk about keeping the franchise relevant as the 50 year anniversary of the first Bond release approaches.

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Business
8:51 am
Tue October 2, 2012

TeleTech Revises Timeline for New Call Center

The opening of TeleTech’s Hopkinsville call center has been pushed back with no definitive date in sight. The company had announced the facility was supposed to be up and running this fall.

Christian County Economic Development Council Director Mitch Robinson tells The Kentucky New Era TeleTech is still trying to find a customer for the call center. He says the company was talking to three or four prospective customers but none committed.  TeleTech says it still plans to open the Hopkinsville call center, which could create 700 new jobs.

Crime
8:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Hopkinsville Men Found Guilty of Murder

Two men with alleged ties to a Clarksville, Tennessee gang are facing five decades in prison after a Hopkinsville, Kentucky jury found them guilty of the 2008 murder of Shyarra Olavarria. Her remains were found in a remote area of Christian County in May of that year. 

Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

This is the first generation of Liberians who didn't lose their teenage years in the civil war. More than a quarter of a million people were killed in the 14 years of fighting that ended in 2003.

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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Society
3:49 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Breaks Ground on New Municipal Center

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Hopkinsville breaks ground tomorrow on the city’s new municipal center. The Hopkinsville City Council recently authorized $8.2 million to fund the project. Administrative Coordinator Nikki Radford says the new downtown location will house the city’s administrative offices, as well as the community development council and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission.

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Culture
11:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars

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The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

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