The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court program is always in need of financial support from the public and area organizations due to the lack of state funding in recent years.
Christian County Sheriff’s Detective Steve Tucker says it takes about $60,000 to operate the program and that half of the funding supports the salary of a coordinator.
This Sunday marked the final day of employment for Hopkinsville Salvation Army Lieutenant David Costellow, who was reassigned to another post.
Salvation Army officials have appointed Mark Czanderna to replace Lieutenant Costellow, who was reassigned to Morgantown, West Virginia after serving the less fortunate in Hopkinsville for the past couple of years.
Lieutenant Costellow says he will miss the community outreach programs that has helped the local Salvation Army assist individuals in need.
Captain Czanderna’s first day of employment at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Salvation Army is this Wednesday.
Clarksville Police are once again accepting applications for its upcoming Teen Citizens Police Academy, which is scheduled to take place next month.
The free course will take place from Monday, July 23rd through Friday, July 27th and will cover crime scene investigation, narcotics investigation, K-9 unit among other topics.
The academy is designed for teens between the ages of 13 through 17 years old and will be begin at 8 a.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. on Tuesday through Friday with pick-up times no later than 2:45 p.m. each day.
Police say the purpose of this academy is to create a better understanding between citizens and police through education.
Applications can be picked up at police headquarters located at 135 Commerce Street in downtown Clarksville.
For more information about Teen Citizens Police Academy contact Officers Joe Newman or Kenrick Harris at 931-648-0656.
When Hopkinsville City Council meets Tuesday, they will consider final reading of the municipal budgets.
Appearing recently on the Early Bird Show, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said the operational budget for the city includes pay raises for city employees.
Mayor Kemp says the capital budget includes funds for beginning construction stages of the sometimes controversial Rails to Trails Project.
The mayor believes some skeptics of the trail may come over to his side regarding the trail once they see some of it completed.
The Rails to Trails project delayed passage of a capital budget last year after detractors succeeded in removing funding in the first reading, but some returning members who were absent the first time inserted the project back in during the next meeting. Council meets at 6pm Tuesday evening at City Hall.
A court date has not been set for the local social worker indicted for mishandling records in a case that led to a Oak Grove child’s death.
41-year old Donna Monroe Currey of Elkton was indicted on one count of tampering with public records Friday by the Christian County Grand Jury, which is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Ms. Currey was the social worker in the case of 3-year old Alayna Adair, who was allegedly beaten to death by her father—22-year old Charles Morris of Pembroke-Oak Grove Road—last July. Adair had been to Gateway Medical Center for a previous injury and Currey is accused of including records of visits never made in the girl’s case file. Currey went so far as to say Morris appeared to be a “loving father.” The young girl would die from alleged abuse soon after.
Currey was also the caseworker for 9-year old Amy Dye, who was allegedly murdered by her brother February 4th of last year near their Dogwood Road home near Trenton. The state’s handling of that case has been widely criticized as well, though no charges against Currey—who was working from the Elkton state office at that time—have ever been filed regarding that situation.