It’s that time again in the year where clocks are set an hour behind and smoke detector batteries need to be replaced just in time for Winter.
Each year, clocks go back one hour on the first Sunday in November.
While residents reset their clocks on Sunday, Hopkinsville Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos is reminding citizens to take the time this weekend to also check their smoke alarm batteries.
Today marks the 21st annual Community Reader Day in Hopkinsville and hundreds of people have signed up to participate in the event.
About 175 volunteers have registered to read to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grades in the school district’s 13 elementary schools.
This year’s theme is Get out The Vote to reflect America’s national election on Tuesday, November 6th.
Christian County Public School Spokesperson, Heather Aubin says students who are proficient at reading also excel in other subject areas.
Community Emergency Response Team training will be held in Pembroke this weekend.
Training was set to begin this evening at 5 at Pembroke Baptist Church and continue until 9 before starting again Saturday morning at 8 and concluding at 4pm.
The training will include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster response, disaster medical assistance, light search and rescue, terrorism awareness and disaster psychology.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the training.
The man accused of raping a mentally-disabled woman living in his home and then molesting the children he fathered with her was found not guilty in a re-trial on some of those charges yesterday in Christian Circuit Court.
48-year old David Hoff had been previously sentenced to 10 life sentences for allegedly raping one of the three children he fathered with the mentally disabled woman he was also convicted of raping.
The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned the conviction involving the children and that case was re-tried yesterday. A jury returned a verdict of not guilty yesterday around 6pm, according to court officials.
Hoff will remain in jail on a 45-year sentence for the rape conviction involving the mentally-handicapped woman.
Christian County Public School officials today released the results of a new state-wide assessment that was administered to local students for the first time last year.
Throughout the school year, students in 3rd through 12th grades participated in the statewide administration of a variety of tests that are a component of Kentucky’s new accountability system, called Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness For All.
District Assessment Coordinator Tracey Leath says even though the new assessment is rigorous, it measures student growth, which will help teachers push students to reach their full potential.
The results from the new assessment also showed Belmont, Crofton, Holiday, Millbrooke, Pembroke, Sinking Fork and South Christian Elementary Schools scored at or above the state average.
When comparing gap scores with state averages, the school district average was above the state average for elementary school students.
Belmont, Crofton, Holiday, Lacy, Millbrooke, Pembroke, Sinking Fork and South Christian Elementary Schools surpassed the state average for gap scores
Hopkinsville High School scored above the high school state average on their measure of College and Career Readiness and Christian County High School scored above the state high school gap score.
The school district also scored above the state high school graduation score and officials say when comparing the overall score summaries with the state, Crofton, Millbrooke, and South Christian Elementary Schools scored at or above the state overall average with Hopkinsville Middle School scoring above the state middle school overall average.