Hopkinsville Milling Company hires new plant manager

Hopkinsville Milling Company recently announced the hiring of a new plant manager. Jim Hargett will now oversee mill operations and will report to Robert Harper, president.

Hargett will be moving to Hopkinsville from Michigan, where he ran a similar operation.

Hargett said some of his goals for the mill are to push it towards a more automated facility with less hands on involvement by the operators, and to institute a preventative maintenance program.

Kentucky Supreme Court amends court operations

The Kentucky Supreme Court released new guidance Friday for lower courts throughout the state.

The new orders limit entrance to judicial facilities, as well as requiring remote hearings for all court proceedings unless otherwise specified on a case-by-case basis.

The supreme court also postponed all jury trials until at least Feb. 1, 2021. Grand juries will also either be conducted remotely or suspended.

All show cause dockets will be postponed until at least Feb. 1, 2021. Judicial sales will either be conducted remotely or outdoors, in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Fundraising campaign seeks to reopen Ali museum

A fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to raise enough money to renovate and reopen a museum at Muhammad Ali’s childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky.

The nonprofit Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum is trying to raise $5.8 million that would be used to build a welcome center and for “improving the grounds, creating community programs as well as an endowment,” WDRB-TV reported, citing a news release. Museum officials hope to raise $1 million by the end of February and reopen the tribute to the life of the former heavyweight boxing champion next fall, the release said.

The museum opened in May 2016, but closed the following year due to financial troubles.

Ali moved into the home with his family when he was 5 and lived there for 15 years.

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