It’s not often that a rumor is the major story out of a local government meeting, but that was the case at this morning’s meeting of the Todd County Fiscal Court.
Todd County Attorney Harold “Mac” Johns says the rumor is that 3rd District State Senator Joey Pendleton will no longer represent Todd anymore under a planned re-districting plan that could be voted on by the senate next week.
The proposal would place Todd in a seven-county area including Logan, Allen, Monroe, Metcalfe and Simpson.
Johns says Todd is better off with Senator Pendleton representing it in Frankfort.
Nothing is set in stone and Johns urged Magistrates to talk to whoever may be able to help about keeping the 3rd District in tact.
Senator Pendleton said he had heard of that rumor, but doesn’t know if that will be what happens. He says he has represented Caldwell and Muhlenberg Counties before and he’ll be fine with having them again. In the House, 16th District Representative Martha Jane King would keep Todd and Logan Counties and gain a small portion of Warren under the current plan.
In other business, court approved final reading of budgets for the County Clerk and Sheriff’s offices.
Snow came as forecast Thursday, causing numerous wrecks and school closings across the region.
Snowfall amounts ranged from less than an inch to about an inch and a half across the area, but it didn’t really matter as plummeting temperatures caused wet roads to freeze over and any remaining snowfall stuck to the pavement.
Numerous wrecks were reported across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee, some with injury. The Highway Department has been out salting the roads, but temperatures falling near or below 20 degrees will cause that process to become less productive.
Nearly every school system in the area, including Christian, has called off classes for Friday. You can find a complete list of closings on our website and listen to the WHOP Family of Stations for updates on this winter weather situation.
Due to inclement weather all extra-curricular activities for Christian County Public Schools have been either post-poned or cancelled for today.
School officials encourage parents who have questions about the post-ponement to contact their child’s school.
Officials say if necessary more postponements or closures will be announced if the conditions continue to deteriorate.
Christian County Public School officials are offering another Parent University session.
According to school officials, the upcoming session will be on college admission 101, and will be held Tuesday, January 17th at 6 p.m. In the Hopkinsville Community College auditorium.
According to Communications and Education Director Heather Aubin, CCPS is making strong efforts to increase parent involvement throughout Christian Christian County.
The Communications and Education Director says attending Parent University sessions are a great way for parents to encourage their child to succeed in school.
Again, the next Parent University session will be held Tuesday, January 17th at 6 p.m. in
the Hopkinsville Community College auditorium.