A group of Christian, Todd and Trigg County leaders recently traveled to Frankfort to advocate on behalf of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance
The Judge-Executives from all three counties, officials from the local Chamber of Commerce, mayors and business executives were among the contingent meeting with lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says they pushed many of the projects that have been on their wish list for some time.
Judge Tribble says they were well received and Governor Beshear commended them for a regional approach.
The Judge says they were also able to thank officials in Frankfort for some success stories, including the elevation of the speed limit on U.S. 68-80 in the three counties.
Snow lovers have likely not enjoyed this year’s relatively mild winter, but it could pay off with better test scores for local school systems.
Todd County School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says the schedule gets thrown off-kilter when school has to let out for snow and it can definitely cause some problems.
Benningfield says making the days up at the end of the school calendar often means at least some of the important content included on the late-year assessment testing isn’t covered until after the tests have been taken.
Winter is by no means over, but the current seven day weather forecast doesn’t show any chance of snowfall in our foreseeable future.
A Hopkinsville High School student has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Senior Grey Campbell was selected as a finalist and received his official notification letter earlier this week. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists were named and 90 percent were selected as finalists nationwide. About 8,300 will be named winners and they could receive up to a full college scholarship.
Campbell is involved in many extracurricular activities at Hopkinsville High and is Vice President of the HHS Spirit Club, Secretary of the Beta Club and is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
He is also a member of the tennis, swim and soccer teams.
A Clarksville man is charged with child rape after an alleged incident late last month.
Arrested Thursday afternoon was 32-year old Kevin Raphael Yepez of Clarksville. A news release says Child Services received a call on January 30th about a possible sexual battery involving a six year old boy.
An investigation turned up allegations that the victim found Yepez watching pornography on his cell phone late that night and that the Yepez made inappropriate sexual contact with the boy soon after.
Yepez was out of town during the first few days of the investigation, but Clarksville Police made a plan of protection to keep him away from the alleged victim until he was arrested and charged with rape of a child. He was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on $75,000 bond.
A statewide smoking ban inside public buildings is back on the legislative docket.
It was approved in committee Thursday. It's the second year in a row such a ban has been sent to the full House. It never saw a vote the first timearound.
Backers believe they have enough votes in the House, but could see a battle in the Senate.