Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Impressions pre-reset: 420826 Clicks pre-reset: 872

Madisonville Ceremony Honors Victims, Heroes of 9/11

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/11/13) – During his 9/11 memorial service address, Hopkins County Judge Executive Donnie Carroll said that it's hard to believe that 12 years have passed since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001. But the terror and destruction still tears at the heart of America, he said.
 
"Our citizens have demonstrated the strength, inherent, in each of us," he said, "and have come together to make our country safer, better and stronger than ever."
 
Carroll was joined for the service by Madisonville Mayor David Jackson and representatives of the Madisonville Police and Madisonville Fire departments and a crowd of about 100 Wednesday, Sept. 11 on the sidewalk in front of the old Hopkins County courthouse.
 
"I would like to welcome you as we join in remembering that day and honoring those who perished in the terror attacks," Carroll said. "Also, the survivors, the first responders, the heroes, our (U.S.) Armed Forces, our nation's fallen heroes and all the women and men, who continue to serve and protect every day at home and abroad."
 
Hopkins County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Crick and Detective Scott Troutman presented the colors while Sheriff Frank Latham led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Jackson read a city proclamation and Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams and Fire Chief Steve Stoltz placed a red, white and blue wreath beneath the American Flag below the courthouse steps.
 
Jackson led the crowd in singing, "God Bless America."
 
Carroll closed the ceremony with a benediction.
 
The ceremony is held annually to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked airliners and used them to crash into the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A third jet was taken over by its passengers and forced to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. That plane was believed to be headed toward the White House.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,814.94
-2.96 (-0.02%)    
2 S&P 2,067.03
-2.38 (-0.12%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,758.25
+3.36 (0.07%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Assault First Degree Investigation

TRENTON, Ky. (11/25/14) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, the KSP is currently investigating a shooting… Read More

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the Month

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/25/14) — The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center would like to recognize Brian Haire, Heavy… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 6883

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 22, 2014 4572

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 4298

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 3537

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 3323

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 2909

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 24, 2014 2696

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 20, 2014 2587

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 2369

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 20, 2014 2365

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 25, 2014 2074

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1832

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1197

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 25, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1112

Slow Cook a Turkey for a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 1094

Protect Your Home When Traveling This Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 24, 2014 903

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 25, 2014 888

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Karen Robinson
November 25, 2014 844

Construction Projects Suspended to Ease Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
November 25, 2014 740

Bake Sale Held for Two Year-Old Burn Victim

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 732

Parking Committee 2015 Meeting Schedule

in Owensboro News by Beth Cecil

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss