The Todd County Board of Education will consider hiring a Resource Officer at its monthly meeting tonight at Todd Central High School.
Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says the resource officer would rotate between the county’s schools and would be responsible to make the buildings a safer place.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin approached Benningfield with the idea recently after funds became available that could only be used for school safety measures. Benningfield says it’s something that’s been needed for some time.
The Elkton Police Department would provide uniforms and equipment for the resource officer, while the school system would pay an hourly rate to the department for his or her presence.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.
An email from Sheriff Ray Burnam says 17-year old Richard Le Compton was last seen Saturday afternoon in the Rockcastle area of Trigg County. Compton was last seen wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. If you have seen Mr. Compton or know where he is, contact the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office at 270-522-6014 or Sheriff Burnam direct at 270-350-3815.
One of the two people injured in a wreck on I-24 in Christian County Saturday is fighting for her life at a Nashville hospital.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say year 24-year old Stacey Gonzelman of Knoxville, Tennessee is in critical condition. The man who was driving the vehicle—25-year old Andrew Fleming of Overland Park, Kansas—has been treated and released. Both were flown there by helicopter following the single-vehicle incident around 12:30pm Saturday a couple miles west of the Pennyrile Parkway interchange.
Kentucky State Police say Fleming was westbound when he crossed the left hand lane and went into the median. The vehicle went nearly 400 feet before it became airborne and flipped end over end several times before coming to rest upright.
Clarksville Police have arrested one of the two siblings wanted in connection with a double-shooting last month.
Two people were shot in the leg in the January 21st incident on Westfield Court and Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says an arrest warrant was served on especially aggravated burglary charges against 23-year old Martavious Demond Briggs of Nadia Drive early Sunday morning.
Clarksville Police had received a tip that he could be found at a Walker Street club and officers arrested him there without incident.
Police continue to seek 22-year old Marcus Deshawn Briggs of Nadia Drive.
Anyone who knows his whereabouts should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Tilley Dossett Westerfield
The first Legislative Update program of 2013 was set to air this morning on Lite 98.7 and one of the major topics discussed is the idea of eliminating the prevailing wage in Kentucky.
State Senator Whitney Westerfield campaigned on that very issue and said he thought about the concept while Governor Steve Beshear talked about making tough decisions during his State of the Commonwealth Address Wednesday evening.
State Representative John Tilley says there are some good aspects of prevailing wage that help middle class workers, but said he was open to considering a compromise to make sure all policies are in line with common sense.
Representative Myron Dossett says he fears many local employers don’t bid on government jobs because of difficulties caused by the prevailing wage laws.
You can hear the program each Sunday morning at 9 on Lite 98.7.