2 Gateway students honored at SkillsUSA

Two local students were recognized at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville on June 27-28.

Z’Quan Benson and Will Knight, students from Gateway Academy to Innovation & Technology in Hopkinsville), were awarded the middle school bronze medal in Robotics Urban Search and Rescue.

More than 6,300 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.

Former New Era intern working with CBS News

Hopkinsville native Brady Trapnell, 21, is working as a broadcast journalism intern at CBS News Sunday Morning in New York City.

Trapnell was a Kentucky Press Association intern in 2016 at the Kentucky New Era.

According to his website, Trapnell has also worked for the Tennessee Titans Radio, A to Z Sports Nashville and CBS News London.



Sarah Uzelac Addison and Jeff Addison, Hopkinsville, and Eli Gilliland, 6, and Tate Addison, 2, announce the birth of a son and brother, Beau Gabriel Addison, April 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Madisonville.

He was 6 pounds and 7 ounces.

Grandparents are Ronnie and Angie Groom, and Kathy Rogers, all of Hopkinsville.

Great-grandparents are Martha Quarles, Hopkinsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Addison, Elkton.

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