Outgoing Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Brady Link was absent during tonight’s school board meeting.
Board members conducted business as usual despite Link’s absence and discussed and approved several noteworthy items on the agenda.
School board members discussed and approved the first reading of the school district’s code of acceptable behavior concerning students making up work missed while they were absent and dress codes of students.
Outspoken school board member Mary DeBow says its not being enforced, especially when it comes to the dress code of students.
Following approval of the code of acceptable behavior, board members all agreed to revisit the issue to discuss possible changes at a later date.
In other business, board members approved Christian County Cares to use Christian County Middle School’s Performing Arts Center in addition to several classrooms for the upcoming annual Diversity Conference with board member Sheila Cottrell voting against it.
Board members then decided to table discussion and approval to change wording in a board policy concerning school related trips, which would have been effective August 1st had it passed 2nd reading.
Board members also approved sending two school resource officers to a national conference in July with a representative from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Hopkinsville Police slated to attend the conference for a total cost of about $3,000.
Tonight’s school board of meeting was Link’s final meeting, who was on vacation at the time of the meeting.
Over a dozen Hopkinsville teens enrolled in the annual “Attitude, Training and Teamwork” program sponsored by AT&T and the Challenge House organization were recognized for their hard work after job shadowing local businesses and organization this week.
A small graduation ceremony was held this afternoon for about 14 local teens who completed the program with AT&T Regional Director Sim Davenport saying hard work will pay off for them in the long run.
Another Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week has been apprehended.
Hopkinsville Police say 49-year old Gary Young turned himself into the custody of authorities this afternoon around 2:30 p.m. and was arrested without incident.
Young was being sought for 1st degree assault and 1st degree burglary charges for allegedly attacking a man at his residence with a knife.
Police say the victim sustained a knife wound to the arm as a result of the physical confrontation.
Young was now booked into the Christian County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.
The Hopkinsville Police Department just added two new employees to join its ranks recently.
During this week’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp swore in Officer Spencer Loftus with Police Chief Guy Howie giving background information on Loftus.
Following the swearing in ceremony, Mayor Kemp stated he was thrilled to have two more outstanding citizens join the police force.
Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power voted in favor of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives.
The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act is a comprehensive energy bill that reflects an all-of-the-above approach to energy production that will help reduce energy costs and spur job creation.
Congressman Ed Whitfield was quoted as saying he was very pleased to support the act, which also included legislation he sponsored, the Gasoline Regulations Act, which he says is very important and will help strengthen the economy, create jobs and lower gas prices.
Gas prices are still almost double what they were when President Barack Obama took office in 2009.