The future still remains uncertain for Lacy Elementary School, but the building's interim principal says he's only focused on educating students this year.
Retired Todd County School System Superintendent Mike Kenner was contacted by the Christian County district office when it became clear Lacy would remain open and would need a principal after Christopher Bentzel left to take the principal position at Christian County Middle.
Kenner says he's spent a majority of his time so far interviewing and hiring staff to prepare for the upcoming school year.
The School Board and District Office personnel have tough decisions to make about possible closure of Lacy and other schools in the future, but Kenner says he will only concern himself with giving students the best education possible while he is there.
Kenner brings 33 years of experience in education to the job. The first day of school in Christian County is August 14.
Kentucky State Police released more information concerning a three-vehicle wreck that happened in Todd County this morning on U.S. 79, just north of Guthrie.
State Police say the wreck involved 59-year oldGregory Meachem of Russellville, 61-year old Jan Musslewhite of Bowling Green and 31-year old Robert Thurston of Russellville.
Preliminary investigation conducted by state police indicates that Thurston saw Meachem’s stopped vehicle in the roadway and applied his brakes and as a result, his vehicle drifted into the southbound lane where it struck Meachem’s vehicle and the impact forced Meachem’s vehicle into Musslewhite’s vehicle.
Meachem was transported by ambulance to Logan County Memorial Hospital for treatment, while Thurston sustained minor injuries, but was not transported and Musslewhite and her passenger, 70-year old William Musslewhite of Bowling Green went uninjured in the wreck with police saying all occupants of the vehicles were wearing seatbelts.
K-S-P was assisted on the scene by the Todd County Sheriff’s Department, the Guthrie Fire Department, and Todd County Rescue/E-M-S.
A Trenton man was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges following a wreck in Pembroke.
The Sheriff's Office report says 20-year old Jared Plew of Trenton was involved in a wreck around 11:30 Friday night on East Nashville Street in Pembroke. Plew reportedly told police he had taken his uncle's vehicle in Trenton without his permission.
Deputy Kacy Greene writes Plew's eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Plew allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving and a prescription muscle relaxer was reportedly found in his wallet.
After being taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center following the wreck, he allegedly became combative when being told he would be arrested and made threats to Deputy Greene.
He was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain insurance, driving without a license, disorderly conduct, menacing, terroristic threatening and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Plew's uncle reportedly said he'd also be pressing charges for the alleged theft in Todd County.
CSX has requested permission from the federal government to build a rail inspection yard in the Casky area of Christian County.
A public notice from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says CSX considered seven locations as options and only found the Casky and Trenton sites as viable.
Once complete, the yard would consist of a series of railroad tracks parallel to the mainline track to be used for storing and sorting freight railroad cars. The railyard would consist of approximately 10 inspection tracks spaced on 30-foot track centers, four support tracks spaced on 14-foot centers, one four-car repair track and associated train shed, a “Y” track, a lead through the railyard limits and a runaround.
CSX needed 300 acres of land in an area where the environment wouldn't be significantly damaged and where very few road crossings are present. The railroad company plans to use a 60-foot culvert extension for construction, but will not cause any extreme impacts to waterways.
Other locations considered were Crofton, Earlington, Morton's Gap and the north side of Hopkinsville.
The man injured in a vehicle versus gator wreck in Todd County Monday remains in Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Officials at the Nashville hospital say 83-year old Carl Templeman of Elkton is in stable condition. Templeman was flown there by Air Evac helicopter after the wreck near the 1300 block of Sharon Grove Road.
Initial reports indicated Templeman was ejected from the gator utility vehicle he was riding on when he collided with another motor vehicle on the roadway.