NDMS students were honored for placing in the top ten of the mayor's essay contest.
The Hopkinsville Police Officer who pulled a teen driver from a burning car in Muhlenberg County last week was honored at Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting.
Police Chief Guy Howie noted that recognitions often come at the annual HPD awards ceremony, but regretfully said Officer Shannon White Tinsley will soon be leaving the force to take a position with Kentucky State Police.
Chief Howie read a statement from the father of 16-year old Zach Morris—Dave Morris—who thanked the officer for her bravery last Friday on Kentucky 189 just across the county line.
Officer Tinsley thanked the Mayor, Chief and Council for the award, but attributed to the events to a power higher than herself.
Officer Tinsley has stayed in contact with the Morris family, taking food to them at an Evansville Hospital.
Ten North Drive Middle School students were also recognized for placing in the top ten of Mayor Dan Kemp’s Mayor’s Scholars’ essay contest, with Austin Nabb coming in third, Jonathon Colley second and Lauren Knox the winner.
In other business, Financial officer Robert Martin said the city has an available cash balance of just over 7.7 million dollars—about 1.2 million more than the balance from a year ago.
The city also agreed to re-authorize a 10-year lease agreement regarding Western Hills golf course, with Christian Fiscal Court also a party in that arrangement.