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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. 

  Hopkinsville Community College has successfully renewed its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS. The process which takes place every 10 years ended this week with a  a follow up review. 

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).

Kate Lochte speaks with Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society about the Watson & Robinson Families Collection on exhibit at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. The collection features 27 handwritten letters detailing family history information and offers a glimpse into the history of African-American communities in Hopkinsville. A free community event, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, will be held July 20 at the library. Sessions include open-sharing sessions about the letters, and a special panel discussion on researching African-American roots. For more information, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, extension 4460, or email KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

KY Lawmaker Says Local Veterans Need More Mental Health Support

Jun 25, 2013
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  A Kentucky legislator who lives near Fort Campbell says some soldiers returning from the War on Terror are experiencing mental health problems and are not asking for help. State Representative John Tilley says most believe doing so would end their military careers.

The Hopkinsville 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.  

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.

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The Hopkinsville 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 1stof 2014.

Hopkinsville Community College Youth Programs

Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education for Hopkinsville Community College, talks about Career Craze, summer camps that offer students a glimpse into jobs in agriculture and manufacturing, and KICKS, a 23-year tradition in summer camps offering kids the experience of choosing what they want to learn, as well as another camp for teaching young students about decision making. 

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The Hopkinsville City Council yesterday approved funding of phase one of their Rails-to-Trails Project.  The council passed the measure to bring a recreational trail for walkers, runners and cyclists as an amendment to next year’s budget. 

Tour the tombstones and learn about some of Pembroke's most colorful former residents, including a Civil War veteran, a prison warden, and a man who died from an extracted wisdom tooth. Tracy Ross speaks with Janet Brevard, Programs and Exhibits Director for the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County about "Lunch in the Cemetery" at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, on Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. Tickets are $13 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Prices include ghostly entertainment and a traditional summer picnic including fried chicken, all the fixin's and dessert. Chair or blanket recommended. Reservations required, call 270-887-4270. See more about this event, here.

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