Former HHS basketball coach Hayslip has died

Former Hopkinsville High School boys basketball coach Charles “Chuck” Hayslip died Monday, according to a post online from his son.

According to New Era archives, Hayslip coached from the late 1970s to early 1980s.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

League of Women Voters to hold pop-up voter registration Saturday

The Hopkinsville League of Women Voters will hold a Pop-up Voter Registration Drive from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Aug. 1 at Debow Park Pavilion on North Drive.

Volunteers will be available to assist in registering to vote. Those interested in participating should bring a smart phone, basic contact information and their social security number. Those without a smart phone will still be able to register.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Lynch at or 270-881-2574.

Kentucky criminal jury trials may resume next week

Criminal jury trials may resume next week in Kentucky, but civil trials are still a couple of months away, the state Supreme Court said.

The court also said in an administrative order that attorneys, jurors, parties, witnesses, members of the public and media must wear facial coverings during jury trials. Judges are responsible for making sure facial coverings are used and social distancing is observed in their courtrooms, the court said.

The court is also allowing eviction actions to resume starting Saturday, but landlords must give 30 days’ notice to vacate before filing an eviction action.

Courts shut down in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic but partially reopened for hearings last month.

Trial judges will determine whether it is advisable to proceed with individual trials, based on local health conditions and the Supreme Court’s health and safety requirements, the court said.

Civil jury trials may resume after Oct. 1.

Kentucky State Police hold fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.

Each post will have a police cruiser parked at a designated location and encourage the public to cover it with custom Special Olympics Kentucky stickers, police said in a statement.

The stickers can be purchased for a $1 minimum donation, which goes directly to Special Olympics, the statement said. The stickers can then be placed on the police cruiser.

The fundraiser, which began Monday and runs through Friday, is an effort to support Special Olympics Kentucky, which had to cancel its annual Summer Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Special Olympics is Kentucky’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, according to its website.

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