HCC’s Rotary Scholarship deadline extended to July 15

The Rotary Club of Hopkinsville has extended the Rotary Scholars deadline to July 15 for incoming Hopkinsville Community College students who graduated for a Christian County high school this year.

Almost 350 local high school graduates from the class of 2020 are eligible to receive a tuition-free associate degree from HCC through the Rotary Scholars Program. Students must compete the scholarship requirements and begin at HCC in the fall 2020 term to maintain their eligibility.

According to HCC Director of Academic Programs Facilitation & Dual Credit Program Coordinator Jeremy Calico, the scholarship deadline, which includes HCC class registration and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), has been May 15 in past years.

“Due to COVID-19 requiring local schools to close, many students were not able to get the assistance they needed to complete the FAFSA,” explained Calico. “... We can assist students virtually or by appointment to complete the Rotary Scholarship requirements by the July 15 deadline.”

HCC has opened the Hopkinsville campus with limited in-person staff, along with social distancing and masks requirements. Students may make an appointment to come to campus or opt to receive virtual service. Students who need an appointment or assistance with the financial aid application should email Hp-HCCFinancialaid@kctcs.edu. For fall class registration, students should contact HCC’s Advising Center at 270-707-3820 or email Hp-advising@kctcs.edu.

No CCHD COVID-19 testing on Friday

The Christian County Health Department will not be conducting COVID-19 tests on Friday because the office will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

Virtual military spouse employment readiness workshop announced

Digital Works is partnering with Fort Campbell USO to host a free, virtual event from 2 to 4 p.m. July 16 to help military spouses improve their resumes and learn about remote work opportunities.

DW is a one-of-a-kind job creation program developed by national nonprofit, Connected Nation, which has a mission to bring broadband access and related technologies to all people. The DW program goes beyond training and placement to encompass high-demand, telework professions.

Although the July 16 virtual event is geared toward military spouses, it is also open to transitioning service members, national guard/reserve, and recent veterans.

To register for the event or to learn more head to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-mili

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To learn more about Digital Works, email info@connectednation.org or visit www.digitalworksjobs.org.

Construction begins on new Air National Guard facility

The Kentucky Air National

Guard has broken ground on a new $8.9 million facility.

The 28,000-square-foot Response Forces Facility will house the guard’s contingency response group, security forces squadron, base honor guard and a medical detachment, according to a statement from the guard. Construction began Friday and is expected to last 15 months.

“This groundbreaking represents an incredible investment in Kentucky’s Air National Guard, its members and the essential protection they provide, said Col. David Mounkes, commander, 123rd Airlift Wing. “The expanded Response Forces Facility will allow us to conduct integral training and provide expanded workspaces to the men and women who work at the wing.”

It is the largest base infrastructure project in more than two decades.

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