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How to Run for an Elected Position

Oct 22, 2013

An all-day workshop gives people resources to run for local elected positions. Christian County Cares 2015 and The League of Women Voters host "Campaign School" all day this Saturday (October 26) at Hopkinsville Community College's Auditorium. It's a non-partisan, non-endorsing event with session topics including: Getting Your Political Start, Committing to Run, Learning the Numbers Game, Public Relations and Marketing, Secrets to Successful Campaigns, and Behavior and Ethics.

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Former Kentucky Attorney General and U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of the Commonwealth, Ben Chandler is now Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. His visit to western Kentucky coincides with Chautauqua performances in Hopkinsville schools and a two-part program at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday. We learn more with Kate Lochte.

Jeff Broadbent is the new Program Manager for the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.

Broadbent has served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center since it opened in March of 2012. Pennyroyal Center Executive Director David Ptaszek said Broadbent is passionate regarding services for veterans and that he will do an outstanding job as Program Manager.

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

Aug 12, 2013
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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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The Hopkinsville City Council is eyeing Nathaniel Pagan to be its new city administrative officer. The city has been searching for a new CAO since Glen Abee was terminated back in March.

Pagan was one of eighty-three applicants the council considered. Mayor Dan Kemp said that among the many applicants, the Daviess County Community Director seemed to be the best candidate.

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Hopkinsville Community College Interim President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Lake speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the upcoming HCC presidential search, the Gateway Academy to Innovation task force and much more. Formerly the Career and Technical Center, The Gateway Academy to Innovation will offer high school students new areas of study. See the Hopkinsville Community College website.

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The city of Hopkinsville is looking to fill two administrative positions at City Hall following the resignation of its acting chief adminstrative officer.

Melissa Spurr, who had also been the city's budget officer, stepped down from both positions to become the financial director for the Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority.

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).

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