A University Heights Academy teacher has received a national honor.
An email from the private school says history teacher Brett Pritchett was the only teacher in Kentucky selected for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, which financially supports secondary teachers in obtaining their master’s degree.
The studies must include a concentration of courses in the history and principles of the United States Constitution. The program is funded by income from a trust fund in the U.S. Treasury and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions and foundation grants.
Recipients are required to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. Only one teacher receives the award in each state or territory each year.
A Hopkinsville man will have to appear in court later this month on charges that he sprayed a dog confined to a pen in the face with bug spray.
Christian County Sheriff’s Sgt. Andre Radford served a criminal summons to 79-year old Frank Arvin of 3140 Butler Road Thursday afternoon.
The summons alleges that Arvin admitted to spraying a German Shepherd with Raid bug spray Tuesday inside a neighbor’s back yard. The dog is in an enclosed fence and police say Arvin reached inside to spray the animal in the face.
The dog’s owner is identified as Chris Knight and a witness told him about seeing the incident. Arvin will face cruelty to animal charges in district court May 23rd.
A Hopkinsville man was robbed at gunpoint at a carwash late last night.
The incident happened around 11pm at Mark 1 Car Wash on Lafayette Road, where 51-year old Steven Perry said two young black males standing about 5-10 and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds approached him with handguns and demanded money.
The suspects got away with cash and Perry’s cell phone. Perry told police he didn’t know the suspects and there was a witness to the incident. The investigation continues by Hopkinsville Police.
Two rear-end collisions in Hopkinsville sent motorists to Jennie Stuart Medical Center last night.
The first wreck happened about twenty minutes before five on South Virginia Street, where 27-year old Vernita Watkins of Hopkinsville was slowing in traffic when she was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by 51-year old Luann Fries of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Fries told police she didn’t realize traffic was slowing down in time to stop. Ms. Watkins was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart for neck pain.
The second incident happened around 9:40 on McLean Avenue, where Lisa Burrus of Hopkinsville was stopped to make a left turn and was rear-ended by Heather Sadler of Hopkinsville. Ms. Sadler said she became distracted and took her foot off the brake, causing the wreck.
Ms. Burrus was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Clarksville Police have made an arrest in connection with a road-side murder from over the weekend.
A news release says 18-year old Giovanni Johnson of Victory Road, Clarksville was arrested Thursday along with a 17-year old male suspect. Johnson is in the Montgomery County Jail, while the juvenile is at the Columbia Juvenile Detention Center. Both suspects face murder charges.
Police were called to Victory Road early Sunday morning and found a vehicle off the side of the road with the driver dead from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Fort Campbell soldier 22-year old Taylor Hotzoglou.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators say anyone with information should contact police.