Museum looking for volunteers

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is in search of a few volunteers.

As we experience a relatively quiet time these days in regard to public traffic, it opens up opportune times to tackle some in-house tasks that help keep the museums operating efficiently.

Volunteer opportunities include exterior and interior maintenance; prepping of the Edgar Cayce Herb Garden; interior painting touch-ups; and clerical support. Steps for health and safety precautions at this time have been carefully considered and will be implemented, the release states.

Anyone interested should call the museum at 270-887-4270 or email Janet Bravard at [email protected]

Debate set in McConnell vs. McGrath Senate race

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky voters will get a chance to compare Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in the give-and-take of a televised debate.

After considerable wrangling by the campaigns, McGrath on Friday accepted an invitation to participate in an Oct. 12 debate on Gray Television’s Kentucky-based stations. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, had accepted the offer weeks ago.

The debate will come one day before early in-person voting starts. Absentee ballots have started going out to voters as the state offers more options to cast ballots because of the coronavirus.

McGrath said that Kentuckians “deserve a debate in this critical race, so they can make a more informed decision when casting their ballots.” McConnell’s campaign said it’s pleased the matchup is set, with spokeswoman Kate Cooksey saying “we are looking forward to a spirited conversation.”

The rivals in the big-spending campaign have spent months attacking each other in TV ads.

The coronavirus kept McConnell and McGrath from facing off in August at the Fancy Farm picnic, which traditionally kicks off fall campaigning in Kentucky. McConnell later appeared at a forum hosted by Kentucky Farm Bureau, but McGrath skipped the event.

McConnell is seeking a seventh term in the November election.

3 killed, 2 injured in head-on crash in eastern Kentucky

WHITESBURG, — Three people were killed and two were injured in a head-on traffic crash in eastern Kentucky, police said.

The collision happened Thursday evening on Kentucky 15 bypass in Whitesburg, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. An initial investigation found a northbound Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Gregory Branham, 58, crossed the center line and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Karen Jackson, 70, the statement said.

Both drivers and one juvenile passenger were killed, and two other passengers were air-lifted to Pikeville Medical Center for serious injuries, police said. The names of the passengers weren’t released and police didn’t say which vehicle they were riding in.

It appeared that seatbelts were being used in one vehicle, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.