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Sprawling American flags billowed over Fort Campbell Boulevard Wednesday as a motorcade of police cruisers, fire trucks and motorcycles rolled through Hopkinsville bringing home a formerly missing Korean War veteran to be laid to rest Friday.

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According to the agenda of the Christian County Board of Education’s Thursday night meeting, the wording of the nickel tax ballot question has been added to the consent agenda for that meeting. 

KELSIE UNSER, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/09/2019. Missing From OWENSBORO, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Owensboro Police Department (Kentucky) 1-270-687-8888.

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Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church Day Care received a scathing inspection from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services last month, leading to the day care being closed for the past week.

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As the last hour of Independence Day wound down Thursday night, one downtown business was severely damaged by a fire. Around 11:30 p.m. Hopkinsville Fire Department received a call that Ferrell’s Snappy Services was on fire.

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A not-guilty plea was entered for former Hopkinsville High School Band Director Jordan Seth Peveler Wednesday by his attorney Sands Chewning. Peveler was indicted June 21 with four counts of third-degree rape, three counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor.

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I did it: I bought my first house, on my own merit, before I turned 30. This goal has been on my mind for a few years now, but the chances of it happening were looking grim. I mean, what 20-something has 20% for a house down payment saved amid student loan payments, car payments, rent and ge…

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Step inside the small shop at 2711 Fort Campbell Blvd., and on each white table is a sign, “Life is better with ice cream.”

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Starting today, Hopkinsville Public Works Department will be paving Earl Drive from West Seventh Street to Jeffrey Drive, Jeffrey Drive from Earl Drive to end-of-maintenance, and if time allows, Brame Drive from Sanderson Drive to end-of-maintenance.

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Last weekend, a report was released estimating that Google profited $4.7 billion from the news industry in 2018. The journalists who create the content Google and Facebook profit from, and the organizations that support them, deserve a share of the revenue their work attracts.

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Jordan Seth Peveler — former Hopkinsville High School band director charged with unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), sodomy (third degree) and rape (third degree) — went before Christian District Judge J. Foster Cotthoff Friday morning for his preliminary hearing. Peveler was …

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Last week, the New Era reported that former Hopkinsville High School band director Jordan Seth Peveler had been arrested on three felony charges -- one count of unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), sodomy (third degree) and rape (third degree) -- and booked into Christian County Jail.

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"Breakfast gives us fuel for the rest of the day. It's our gas that gets us going," said Norma Taylor, Christian County Extension Service program assistant, Friday afternoon at the first Fresh Flavors interactive nutrition and cooking class at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

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Trigg County Superintendent Travis Hamby announced his resignation Thursday to the Trigg County Board of Education.

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A Hopkinsville woman is hosting a community water fight Friday afternoon to join the nationwide anti-gun-violence initiative and to remember her late uncle who was shot and killed last year.

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Jordan Seth Peveler, former band director at Hopkinsville High School, was arrested Wednesday on three felony charges from Christian County. Peveler was charged with one count of unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), sodomy (third degree) and rape (third degree).

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In Saturday's Kentucky New Era, incorrect event details were printed in the article "Free food program launches Monday." The summer feeding site RH Summer on the Hill at Restoration House, 814 Belmont St., will serve only lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday through Friday until …

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Two men graduated Monday from Christian County Veterans Treatment Court in front of their counselors, judges, family and fellow program participants.

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Christian County's State Senator Whitney Westerfield announced Friday he will run for the District 1 seat on the Supreme Court of Kentucky. The district covers the most western part of the state and runs as far east as Allen County.

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Three of the four suspects involved in the Walmart carjacking and shooting of Officer Jeremy Davidson appeared in court Wednesday morning before Judge John Atkins.

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Helen Groves, 82, Hopkinsville, died Monday, May 20, 2019, at her home of natural causes.

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Douglas (Dave) Warren Davidson died May 17th 2019 at the age of 84. He is remembered as a devoted husband, friend and Christian.

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After a lengthy closed session Thursday night, the Christian County Board of Education voted to place the nickel tax on the November general election ballot. The vote was 3-2. 

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Thirty-six Heritage Christian Academy Warriors received their diplomas Thursday night during a graduation ceremony at the James E. Bruce Convention Center surrounded by family, friends, staff, teachers, board members and administrators.

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Tom E. Dye, age 71, of Tracy Lane, Clarksville, passed away at 11:00 PM Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home of natural causes. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 5:00 PM at Maddux Funeral Home in Pembroke. Tom'…

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In a meaningful nod to journalism’s traditional role as the watchdog of local government, the Kentucky New Era will return downtown later this year and set up offices directly across from city hall on South Main at Eighth Street in the former J.C. Penney building.

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It has been just about six months since Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise announced and Hopkinsville City Council approved its new curbside recycling program, and Solid Waste still needs around 2,800 more customers to reach its 3,500 goal.