The sixth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Program will be held at noon on Jan. 18, and will be a virtual program.

Those interested in seeing the program can see the recorded event at

The guest speaker for this year’s program is Alissa Young, the president of Hopkinsville Community College.

Young is the sixth president and chief executive officer for Hopkinsville community College, attaining her position in August 2017. She was an HCC faculty member in communication, then advanced to chair the academic division before serving as the associate dean for Academic Extensions, then as chief Academic Affairs officer and dean of Academic Affairs.

Young led the design and development of the Emerging Technologies capital project and is a trustee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce.

Young earned her doctorate at the University of Kentucky and earned a master’s degree in organizational communication and bachelor’s degree in radio and TV broadcasting from Murray State University.

The program will feature students reading essays detailing what they can do to make their communities better places.

Those reading include Elizabeth Martin, Katy Trimble and Carter Whittington of Caldwell County High School and Elijah Thomas of Caldwell County Middle School.