A broad daylight encounter by Sheriff's Captain Tim Cooksey with a James Lyn Drive man Friday afternoon resulted in multiple charges against the man, who was eventually subdued by a taser, with help from a passer-by.
Charged with wanton endangerment, assault, criminal mischief, theft, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct following the incident at the Square Deal Minit Mart about a quarter to two Friday afternoon was 19-year old David Cohoon of 107 James Lyn.
Captain Cooksey was dispatched to the business on Canton Pike in regards to a report of a suspicious person, with Cohoon sitting on a picnic table with his shoes off.
Cohoon became upset when Cooksey asked him where he was going and eventually attempted to get in Cooksey’s cruiser and take it, according to the report, which notes that the passer-by helped get the vehicle turned off and get Cohoon out of the vehicle, though he fought with officers and kicked the vehicle after being placed in the back seat.
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The Christian County School Board will interview a second candidate hoping to become the next superintendent Monday night
The advanced agenda says former Collier County, Florida Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill will meet with the board Monday evening at 7pm at the district office in closed session. It will be a special called meeting, meaning the board must cling to the items clearly defined on the agenda and that means she cannot be hired Monday night.
The Times Free Press of Grundy County, Tennessee reported Ms. Gemmill was a finalist for the Directors of Schools position there in March, but was ultimately not selected.
The Marcon News of Rockford, Illinois reported in September of 2007 that Ms. Gemmill left the school district there with an outgoing superintendent to take the leadership role in Florida for a salary of 170-thousand dollars annually. She was laid off from that position in the summer of 2011, according to Naplesnews.com.
Ms. Gemmill may not have any publicized direct local ties, but she did once serve as director of federal programs for Metro Nashville schools, a position which she left in March of 2004, according to Nashvillepost.com. The site reported she left that job for the position in Illinois.
Christian County Schools’ spokesperson Heather Aubin says Ms. Gemmill will speak at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday morning from 7 until 9—much like the one Madison County Assistant Superintendent Marvin Welch appeared at Thursday morning where leaders from the community asked him tough questions for over an hour.
Ms. Gemmill will meet with middle and high school principals at 11am Tuesday, with elementary principals at 1pm and classified system employees at 2pm.
There will be a public forum with Ms. Gemmill from 4 until 5:30 at the Christian County High School cafeteria and she will have dinner with the Christian County School Board at 6:30 Tuesday evening. Ms. Aubin says an agenda will be sent out as soon as possible on what will be up for discussion at that meeting, but couldn’t confirm whether the board will leave open the option to hire Ms. Gemmill that night.A possible hiring of Welch was on the agenda Thursday night when he met with the board late in the evening, but board Chair Barry Cornelius would only laugh and say “no comment” multiple times when asked by reporters what happened in that closed session which apparently resulted in no action taken.
Kentucky State Police arrested two Caldwell County residents today following an investigation involving the custody of a juvenile.
State Police say they received a complaint shortly after noon about the non-custodial parents of a 17-year old had taken the minor from a foster home in Lyon County.
Shortly after receiving the call, troopers in the Madisonville district located the individuals and the child at a Princeton residence.
42-year old John Stockdale and 37-year old Tammy Stockdale were both charged with custodial interference, a class D felony and were lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.
State Police say the juvenile was placed into the custody of the Department for Community Based Services.
Fort Campbell officials say House Bill 481 has a huge effect on the local post.
1-32nd Cavalry Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says before synthetic drugs were made illegal, soldiers were able to purchase synthetic drugs easily at various gas stations.
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor says soldiers were prohibited from purchasing synthetic drugs, but were still able to purchase them off post without any consequences.
House Bill 481 bans whole classes of synthetic drugs that are being marketed and sold at gas stations as bath salts and potpourri.
Representative John Tilley, who sponsored the bill, says those caught selling or buying the illegal substance face fines and even jail time.
Governor Steve Beshear traveled to Hopkinsville recently and ceremoniously signed the bill into law with various local leaders watching on.
U.S. 68-80 was closed several hours this morning after a SUV versus tractor-trailer wreck near the Blue Springs Road intersection.
Few details are available, but initial reports from police and the highway department indicate the tractor trailer overturned on the roadway, blocking both directions of traffic for some time.
Two people were injured and taken to Trigg County Hospital. An Air Evac helicopter was initially called to the scene, but was called off when EMS determined it wasn’t necessary.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says one of his deputies will release further details when possible.