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Monday 03/02/2015
Head of Pennyroyal Center, David Ptaszek, retires
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Executive director David Ptaszek has retired from his position at the Pennyroyal Center effective this past Sunday.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Marilyn Hays ‘loved people’
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 10:35 pm

Marilyn Hays wrote countless personal letters and gave so many gifts in her life that minister Terry Alan Jones imagined all these things would not fit in the sanctuary where family and friends gathered Saturday to celebrate her life.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
Deadline extended for women’s history month scholarship apps
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 12:32 am

The winter storm last week forced many schools and businesses to close, organizers to postpone events and agencies to extend deadlines.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Everett’s tender side revealed in eulogy
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 12:21 am

In his final days, 67-year-old D.J. Everett confided to the woman who succeeded him in the radio business that he wasn’t afraid to die.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
‘Where’s our mail?’: Snow still disrupting postal service
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Marty Dawson, a 72-year-old retired teacher, was pretty frustrated when the mail did not come to her house for several days after the winter storm piled about a foot of snow on Hopkinsville. Twice she tried to chase down a mail truck passing through her neighborhood. One truck kept going. The other stopped but the driver said he only had packages — not the mail they wanted.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Soldiers return from Africa, Afghanistan
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 12:19 am

Three groups of soldiers returned Monday to Fort Campbell after serving overseas. Totaling 265 service members, all returned from a deployment of three to four months from deployments at the end of October or the first part of November.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Storm brings near-record accumulations; more coming
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 8:10 pm

While the many inches of snow in Hopkinsville aren’t the most ever dropped on the city, it’s pretty close, and Mother Nature isn’t done yet.

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Hazardous road conditions, cleanup effort persist
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 11:03 am

Main arteries are showing the effects of sustained snow removal efforts, but officials reported Tuesday morning that travel is still hazardous and the Christian County Sheriff's Department is urging all residents to limit travel on the roadways when possible.

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Monday 02/16/2015
Stay home, officials say
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Keith Todd, spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, usually warns drivers to avoid unnecessary travel in instances of inclement weather, but this time, he’s telling everyone to "stay home.”

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Gov. declares statewide emergency
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 12:25 am

In response to heavy snows and bitter cold across the commonwealth in the past 12 hours, Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a statewide emergency to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.

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Sunday 02/15/2015
Hoptown braces for storm
Updated: February 16, 2015 - 12:41 am

Hopkinsville stores quickly sold out of snow shovels early Sunday afternoon, and people topped off their gas tanks and filled their refrigerators to prepare for a wallop of snow that could rival local records.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Couples say ‘I do’ again at marriage celebration
Updated: February 14, 2015 - 12:14 am

Whether married only a few years or nearing a golden anniversary, couples stood face-to-face to reaffirm their wedding vows Sunday night in the sanctuary of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Chamber’s $300K campaign off to roaring start
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 1:32 am

Fake pearls and plastic fedoras at the door, the flappers and gangsters who came decked out in 1920s attire didn’t need them Thursday for the kickoff of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever total resource campaign.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Woman indicted in Champion murders; defense attorney out
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 9:13 pm

On Facebook, 41-year-old Ann L. Plotkin professed his innocence and wrote how she loves Ryan Champion, a 36-year-old man accused of working with a 22-year-old to kill Champion’s parents and adult sister in their Trigg County home before turning the gun on the alleged accomplice.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Beshear: Company to bring 115 new jobs to Hoptown
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 6:03 pm

A local auto parts manufacturer will increase its operation by 30 percent, creating up to 115 new jobs in Hopkinsville, over the next three years.

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Monday 02/09/2015
Ted Talk to focus on Hoptown icon
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 10:45 pm

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, the Hopkinsville-County Public Library, and the Kentucky New Era are pairing up to present a program focusing on Ted Poston, a Hopkinsville native who became the first African-American journalist to build a career at a white mainstream newspaper in the U.S.

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Friday 02/06/2015
HCC students participate in near-space launch
Updated: February 07, 2015 - 1:00 am

It isn’t every day that college students get invited to hang out with NASA, but for some Hopkinsville Community College faculty and staff, that day came last week, followed up with a promise to continue their research when they returned to campus.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
STLP means go (big)
Updated: February 06, 2015 - 12:29 am

The countdown to the state Student Technology Leadership Program has begun, and Christian County Public Schools students honed their presentation skills at the district STLP showcase Thursday at Christian County Middle School.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Local congressman votes to repeal Obamacare
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:07 am

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-KY, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, voted on Tuesday for the passage of H.R. 596, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Tuesday 02/03/2015
More Pembroke kindergarteners ready for school
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Incoming kindergarteners at Pembroke Elementary this year were almost twice as likely to be ready for school as those at other Christian County schools.

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