MLK Principal Sarah Newman (left) presents Carol Bugg with supplies and certificate
A second grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary School was surprised this morning when a local office supply store presented her with over a thousand dollars worth of school supplies.
The only teacher in western Kentucky to receive a thousand dollars worth of items from Office Max was Carol Bugg at MLK Elementary. Ms. Bugg has taught for seven years and described the experience as rewarding, while thanking everyone involved in choosing her.
MLK Principal Sarah Newman nominated Ms. Bugg for the honor and said she makes learning fun for her students.
Office Max Manager Steve Gray presented the items to Ms. Bugg and said the store wants to alleviate some of the expenses teachers often pay for out of their own pockets.
The honor came as a surprise to Ms. Bugg, who had a class full of students when the media, central office personnel and several Office Max employees walked into her room shortly after 10am.
A single-vehicle wreck on Canton Pike Friday morning injured a local woman.
The incident happened around 8am, according to the report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, which says 20-year old Bertha Mariquez of Lafayette Road was westbound when she failed to negotiate a curve on wet pavement and ran off the road and overturned before coming to rest in the ditch.
Ms. Mariquez said the wreck occurred when she met a vehicle that was across the center line, causing her to hit her brakes and skid off the road. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Centeer.
National Preparedness month has come to an end, and officials with the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council say it was a successful campaign.
Chairman Dan Nicholson says it took the efforts of countless volunteers across the Pennyrile to get the preparedness message out in September and that is exactly what happened.
Nicholson says even though National Preparedness Month is over, that doesn’t mean the council will stop reminding citizens to make a kit to be ready for when the worst happens.
Anyone wanting to become involved in the Citizen Corps Council or wanting more information on how to become prepared can call the PADD office in Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused in an armed robbery in the city from last month.
Arrested around 4pm yesterday and charged with first degree robbery, probation violation and contempt of court was 32-year old Jason Cunningham of Hopkinsville. The arrest warrant for Cunningham says he allegedly used a knife to threaten a woman to steal a ring on September 11th.
The victim said Cunningham pressed her head against the window of a vehicle while taking the jewelry, leaving marks on her chest and causing pain to her right hand. Cunningham is in contempt of court for allegedly failing to pay his child support.
Cadiz Police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins at Cracker Barrel from over the weekend.
A news release says Sgt. Chad Grace was called to Cracker Barrel around 8:40 Saturday morning to investigate four break-ins. The perpetrator had forced his way into four parked vehicles—even breaking out a window to get into at least one car.
Two of the victims were customers and two were employees, with a handgun taken from one of the vehicles.
Some of the stolen property was later found in nearby dumpster, though the stolen gun and some stolen cash were not recovered. Anyone with information on who may be responsible for the thefts should call Cadiz Police at 522-8369.