The Montgomery County School System was reportedly hacked over the weekend and thousands of personal information concerning students, parents and faculty were leaked and posted online.
Assistant Director of Communications, Andrew Pitt says school officials are unsure why the school system was targeted and explained what school officials know about the situation.
Mr. Pitt says the individual or group responsible for hacking the school district’s data base made anti-government remarks online following the leak and that he wanted to express his concern and frustration for everyone that is involved.
The incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Clarksville Police.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says no one was seriously injured during a wreck this afternoon.
Public Information Officer Trista Lovett reports that around 1:34 p.m. Deputy Steven Oakley responded to an injury collision in the 5600 block of Oak Level Road.
According to Deputy Oakley’s preliminary investigation, 31-year old Alicia N, Brophy of Benton was driving westbound on Oak Level Road and lost control of her vehicle, causing her vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn on its top.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies say Brophy and a juvenile passenger were both transported by a private vehicle to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon Muhlenberg County.
State Police say the wreck happened on US 4-31 in Beechmont around 1:43 p.m. and preliminary investigation revealed that 47-year old Richard Burton of Richland, Indiana was driving his pickup truck on Arnold Drive and did not see the Chevrolet Lumina driven by 39-year old Rhonda Ford of Greenville, who was driving northbound on US 431.
State Police say Mr. Burton pulled into the path of Ford’s vehicle, causing the two vehicles to collide and both exit the roadway.
Ms. Ford was flown from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, while Mr. Burton and his passengers, 44-year old Sherry Nannie and 12-year old Grace Nannie, both of Browder, Kentucky were not injured.
Local officials are encouraging residents to continue to show their support in higher education.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe says investing in a child’s future will pay dividends in the future.
Dr. Selbe says candidates who have a college degree will likely have a better chance landing a job and that having a college degree allows a person to remain competitive in today’s job market.
Dr. Selbe says without the help of the community and generous donations from the public and local organizations, HCC would not be able to provide quality education to those individuals seeking to a college degree.
Dr. Selbe says due to tough economic times, the community college is relying heavily on donorship compared to previous years.
Over the past couple of years, Dr. Selbe says enrollment to the community college has steadily increased and about 216 students received their diplomas, which is a new record for HCC during its 46th commencement ceremony last month.
If you’re looking for a good deal on farm equipment and household goods, Kentucky State Parks will be hosting two surplus auctions later this month and in July.
Park officials say the auctions will include, but not be limited to items like tractors, golf carts, sofas, dining room sets, paddle boats, mowers bedroom suites and more.
The first auction is scheduled to take place on June 29th at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park near Jamestown, near the outdoor pool, while the July 13th auction is scheduled to take place at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, near Cadiz, across from the road from the pro shop.
Officials say both auctions will begin at 9 a.m. central time and items may be inspected on the day of the auction starting at 7:30 a.m.