As of Saturday evening, the omicron variant had been detected in at least 15 different states. And while it's too early to say if the most recent variant of concern will be as dangerous as delta, preliminary evidence suggests it may spread faster and be more likely to reinfect individuals who previously contracted coronavirus.

Holidays in Hoptown: An event guide

The holiday event calendar for Hopkinsville and nearby communities is packed with food and drink, live music, movies, crafting, parades and storytelling.