Christian County School System Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says her administration has already done some work on planning strategy to make the district all it can be—but the final plan can’t be written until the latest test data is received.
Ms. Gemill says initial indications indicate testing results from last school year won’t be as positive as most would hope, but it will show her where the system can improve.
She says her enthusiasm to work and improve the school system has been born out of life experiences and she wants to find ways to help faculty and staff feel as passionate as she does.
Ms. Gemmill talked about re-structuring the front office and said employees at the district office will spend as much time in school buildings this year as they will on Glass Avenue. You can hear all of the superintendent’s remarks on our weekly public affairs program, Don’t Be Afraid to Say It, this Sunday morning at 9 on Lite 98.7.
This week marks a change in the life of Cammie Evans, who is leaving her Workforce Education Director position at the Christian County Chamber of Commerce to begin a job in the Trigg County School System.
Ms. Evans says she will miss the people of Christian County, who have made her life enjoyable while working in Hopkinsville.
It’s also a transition period for the Christian County School System with a new superintendent who Ms. Evans says will do well.
She is becoming the new Career and Postsecondary Education Coordinator in Trigg County.
The heat hasn’t let up much this summer and forecasters say there may not be much relief in sight.
July will likely go down as one of the hottest in history in Kentucky and Tennessee, according to National Weather Service forecaster Mike Callahan. He says long-range outlooks don’t show many changes.
Callahan says it’s not just Kentucky suffering from the oppressive heat this summer, it’s a large portion of the country.
Long-range outlooks also show less than normal precipitation, which doesn’t bode well for a state stricken with drought.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet geotechnical drilling crew is working on preparations for construction of new bridges to cross Kentucky Lake on U.S. 68-80.
The drilling work must be done near the Eggners Ferry Bridge site at the Trigg-Marshall County line to determine where exactly bridge piers can safely be built. Officials say they are taking a sample of rock beneath the lake bed every few feet to provide a profile of sub-surface conditions.
Two new brides will be built at the site, with work on the approaches to begin as soon as next year. Work on the actual bridges may not begin until 2014 and the project should take about four years.
Construction of bridges over Barkley is expected to begin in the next few years. The projects have been sought after for several years, especially after a cargo vessel knocked out a span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge in January, which closed it until the Memorial Day weekend.
A motor vessel is at the drilling sight 24 hours a day to assist any barge traffic in successfully navigating under the bridge while work is ongoing.
A robbery under strange circumstances is under investigation by Hopkinsville Police.
The report says 64-year old William Hart of Hopkinsville told police that an unknown suspect struck him on the head with an object Friday evening on East 2nd Street, which knocked him unconscious.
When Hart woke up, he said the cash he was carrying was missing. Hart didn’t report the crime until three days later on Monday morning. No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.