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.
The suspect is seen with the victim in this photo. Call police if you know who she is.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman responsible for conning an elderly Oak Grove man out of four hundred dollars last week by impersonating law enforcement.
The incident happened last Tuesday around 1pm near the Clarksville Marina when 81-year old Edward Burt of Oak Grove was flagged down by a black female. Burt is the husband of former Oak Grove City Council member and former mayoral candidate Bea Burt.
The woman had been following him very closely and told him his wheels were sparking in violation of a city ordinance once he was pulled over. She said the citation was normally for 600 dollars, but that she would give him a break and only make it 400 dollars.
Burt and the perpetrator went to a bank together, where he withdrew 400 dollars and gave her the cash. He later went to the police station and told officers giving her the money was against his better judgment, but he did it in case there was a legitimate infraction.
The woman is described as being about 40 years old and a photo of the suspect is in the local news section of our website. Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to call the Clarksville Police Tipsline at 931-645-8477.
A burglary in the Pembroke area is under investigation.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to 548 Pembroke-Fairview Road last week after the residence of 82-year old Freddie Cole was broken into while he was away.
The suspects entered through a rear door of the home and stole a handgun belonging to Cole valued at $500. Two named suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.