University Heights Academy held its 35th commencement ceremony tonight at the school’s auditorium with hundreds of friends and families members of the graduates watching on.
Salutatorian Blake Ashley Meade was the first to offer words of wisdom to her fellow seniors who told class-mates to cherish the memories they made during their time at UHA.
The Christian County Board of Education this afternoon met with the six-member screening committee in charge of selecting potential candidates to replace Superintendent Brady Link, whose contract was not renewed by the school board.
Members of the committee include; Barry Cornelius,Tom Bell, Demetria Choice,Tracy Pelletier,Sally Coffeen and Barry Combs.
It was the first time board members met with the committee with board chairman Barry Cornelius describing what officials are looking for in a candidate that will set them apart from others.
The screening committee will meet with board members later this month to update them about the search process.
The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court program is in dire need of financial donations to help keep local youths drug free.
Christian County Sheriff’s Detective Steve Tucker says funding is very limited and the program relies mainly on the generosity of the public, due to the lack of state funding.
Detective Tucker says funding from the Burn grant covers $20,000 out of the $60,000 needed to operate the program.
Residents who would like make a financial contribution to the program are urged to contact Detective Tucker at 887-4135 or County Treasurer Walter Cummings, who oversees the program’s funding.
In honor of national Police Memorial Week, Kentucky State Police honored fallen troopers today who were killed in the line of duty.
Kentucky State Police in the Post-2 dis
trict held a memorial ceremony this morning at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church to pay their respects to troopers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
28-year old Trooper Cecil Uzzle was fatally injured in a vehicle wreck on May 28th, 1964, while accompanying Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr., who was also killed while they were both responding to a call for assistance in Pike County.
Officials say Troopers Uzzle and Mobley were fatally injured when their vehicle struck large rocks that fell onto the roadway.
In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 1460 in Pike County was renamed as Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle Memorial Highway.
State Police also honored 25-year old Trooper Joseph Ward Jr. who died April 23rd, 1973 after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a vehicle collision on the Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County.
Officials say Trooper Ward sacrificed his life by pushing a person out of the path of an oncoming vehicle and on May 24th, 2011 Debbie Ward, accepted the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law.
The Clarksville Police Department is taking to the skies when it comes to crime fighting.
The police department recently unveiled a high tech mobile surveillance system, called Skywatch in an effort to get a bird’s eye view of certain areas within the city.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll explains more details about the high tech system, which recently debuted during the city’s annual Rivers and Spires Festival.