A Christian County teacher is being called a hero and is being credited for saving the life a Pleasant View, Tennessee man who was badly injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision last month.
North Drive Middle School teacher, 46-year old Darren Longar says on Saturday, September 29th he was driving his car and was accompanied by his wife and daughter when they witnessed the collision just seconds after it happened on Highway 48, near Charlotte.
Longar says after witnessing the wreck, he sprung into action and went to check on the two drivers as he called 9-1-1 for help.
The 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher says when he first walked up to the scene, he noticed an unconscious woman in a vehicle that was starting to catch fire, but law enforcement and emergency personnel arrived shortly and were able to safely remove her from the vehicle.
Longar says he then crossed the road to assist the other driver, now identified as Joe Eads.
Todd Fiscal Court made quick work of a routine agenda this morning, though some interesting information did come out in department reports.
Dispatch Director Donna Ruby announced the Emergency Services office received a 96-thousand dollar grant from the Department of Homeland Security to upgrade its radio system to hopefully fix dead zones in south Todd.
The Todd County ambulance recently involved in a wreck will soon be at a shop in Shelbyville, Tennessee—as that facility was willing to begin the soonest and was willing to make repairs the way the county desired.
The Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual Diversity Conference tomorrow afternoon and everyone is invited to attend the informative sessions.
National, state and regional speakers will share their knowledge, both academic and real-world, about how individuals and businesses can capitalize on diversity in the workplace.
Featured speakers include Malena Cunningham, President of Strategic Media Relations in Birmingham, Alabama, and Dr. Gregory P. Stallworth, Ft, Campbell’s Director of EEO & Civil Rights. Breakout sessions will also be offered.
Mayor Dan Kemp says there are several reasons for residents to attend.
The Mayor says something said will benefit everyone and he hopes for a good crowd.
This conference is free and open to the public, running from 1 until 6:30 at the new Christian County Middle School.
In what has become a holiday tradition in Hopkinsville, there will be another “Stars and Promises” concert fundraiser in December to help fund the Christian County Juvenile Drug Court and St. Luke’s Free Clinic.
A news release from the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation says Peter Mayer will return to Hopkinsville on Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm for the annual event, which has been popular in its first couple of years.
This year’s concert theme is “The Light of Christmas,” which features state of the art production, staging, sights and sounds created and managed by Stewart Sound, which has been with the tour from the beginning.
Limited reserved seating tickets are available for 40 dollars each and general admission is 25 dollars. There are student tickets available for 10 dollars each.
Tickets can be purchased at Aesthetic Associates, Cayce’s Pharmacy, Gracious Me, Hillcrest Baptist Church, the Pennyroyal Arts Council and at Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble’s office.
The results of an audit report for the 2011-12 academic school year and requirements for a new accountability system were just two topics discussed during tonight’s Christian County Board of Education meeting.
Certified Public Accountants with Stiles, Carter and Associates of Elizabethtown gave school board members a quick overview of the school district’s audit report.
In the report, business practices of the school district were found to be in compliance with state law, and that no significant deficiencies were found.
However, it was recommended that the school district’s management and financial personnel review the procedures and processes involved in recording journal entries and enhance its internal control to ensure proper recording of these items.
After hearing their remarks, school board members unanimously approved to accept the audit report.
In other business, school board members discussed a new accountability system and how it would impact students.
Enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, Senate Bill 1 requires the implementation of a new public school assessment program starting in the 2011-12 school year.
These state-mandated assessments are collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress or K-PREP tests.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says results from students who took the test for the first last year will be released sometime next month and for parents, students and the community to not be discouraged about the results.