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Planters Bank Donates over $27,000 to Non-Profit Organizations

 

Planters BankHopkinsville, KY – During the Planters Bank Season of Giving, 12 non-profit organizations were supported throughout Western Kentucky and Tennessee. The Planters Bank social media and in-branch giving campaign resulted in 12 local non-profit agencies receiving a total of $27,356.19.

Completing its sixth year, the Planters Bank Season of Giving is a bank tradition that has a goal of bringing awareness to each non-profit agency’s mission at the same time as fundraising for the organizations.

Planters Bank, Sango, Clarksville raised money for the Nightstalker Association

Planters Bank, Sango, Clarksville raised money for the Nightstalker Association

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AAA says Rising Gas Stocks Put Downward Pressure on Winter Pump Prices

 

Clarksville has the lowest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – AAA reports that the Tennessee Gas Price average is $2.28 which is four cents less than last week, 3 cents lower than one month ago, and 23 cents higher than one year ago. Prices are expected to slip even lower in the coming days.

Gas prices have continued to drop over the last week as gasoline stocks grew again, measuring at 260 million bbl – the highest stock level ever recorded by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) since it began recording the data in 1990.

Tennessee Gas Prices continue to trend downward. (AAA)

Tennessee Gas Prices continue to trend downward. (AAA)

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American Red Cross urgently needs donors, Critical type O Blood Shortage

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets.

With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Hopkinsville Community College announces Round Table Reading Series spring 2020 Visiting Writers

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, the Hopkinsville Community College’s Round Table Reading Series will present its first reading of the spring semester at noon at the campus Library located inside the Rotary Club of Hopkinsville Learning Resource Center. Joanna Grisham and Charles Booth will visit HCC from Austin Peay State University (APSU) to read from their current writing projects.

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Clarksville Roller Derby set to begin 2020 Season

 

Clarksville Roller DerbyClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Roller Derby (CRD) is excited to begin the 2020 season with an away game against Atlanta Roller Derby January 25th. This is the first game back after the winter/holiday break.

CRD has nearly doubled our numbers over the past year. Lots of new skaters (fresh meat) as well as vets joining us from all over the country.

CRD is also skating in a new venue! Rainbow Skate Center, located at 2631 41 A Bypass Clarksville Tennessee, will be hosting our home bouts.

Clarksville Roller Derby

Clarksville Roller Derby

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Fort Campbell to hold Wreaths Across America ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony, Saturday at 11:00am at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Clarksville.

Wreaths representing the five services and one for POW/MIA will be placed at the Division headquarters. Following the ceremony, volunteers will hang 101 wreaths at the T.C. Freeman Gate entrance. The wreaths will be placed in honor of fallen service members in WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, Humanitarian/Peace Keeper Missions, and the Global War on Terrorism.

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City of Hopkinsville honors Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – The new leader of Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR) Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. was bestowed a high honor by the Hopkinsville Fire Department, where he had served for 25 years before retiring as Fire Chief and taking his new position in Clarksville.

HFD announced Saturday at its annual gala and awards ceremony that the department had created the Montgomery Award, which will be given to HFD firefighters who serve with high distinction . A bronze helmet statue will be created bearing Montgomery’s badge number, and the name of each winner will be inscribed on the statue, which will be displayed at the department’s new administrative headquarters.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, third from left, shows off his holiday party sleeves -- one for Kentucky and one for Tennessee -- along with other honorees Saturday at the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual award ceremony. HFD announced the Montgomery Award in his honor during the event.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, third from left, shows off his holiday party sleeves — one for Kentucky and one for Tennessee — along with other honorees Saturday at the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual award ceremony. HFD announced the Montgomery Award in his honor during the event.

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Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher wins National Math Award

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) Alumna Ashley Lesher was recently named the 1st place winner in the nation for the Student Research League competition held by The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). Over 40 teams participated in the nationwide competition.

Ashley received a $3,000 prize for her 1st place award.  According to HCC Math Professor Pat Riley, she was the only regional finalist who worked solo. Most of the other entrants were in groups of 2 to 3. 

Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher

Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher

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Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee donates gold coins to commemorate 50th anniversary of his graduation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus John McGee certainly knows how to celebrate an anniversary.

During his recent visit to campus for the November 9th, 2019 Homecoming football game, he donated more than $50,000 in gold coins to support his alma mater and commemorate his “Golden Graduate Year,” which is the 50-year anniversary of his graduation from Austin Peay State University in 1969.

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee ('69). (APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee (’69). (APSU)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Cheating Death, Part 1

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be writing about another motorcycle accident, just one year removed from my last one.

The range of emotions that I’m experiencing is overwhelming, not to mention the physical pain of my current injuries.  It’s hard NOT to think that God is trying to tell me something.  I’m 66 years old and I don’t need this!  I’ve got a wonderful wife, beautiful kids, and amazing grand children. 

WHAT. THE. HELL. AM. I. DOING?

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident

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