All four incorporated smaller towns in Christian County still need candidates to file for city council seats and the deadline is quickly approaching.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says Crofton and Oak Grove have six city council members and Pembroke and Lafayette have four—and only Crofton has half the candidates it needs.
Anthony Durham and Gregory Owen join former District 8 Magistrate Lewis Croft in running in Crofton, James McKnight has filed in Oak Grove, Sherry Byerline and Jeanette Aldridge in Pembroke and Norma Banks in Lafayette.
Ms. Humphries says all one has to do to file their papers is come to the courthouse by close of business Tuesday.
Filing her papers to run for re-election to the Christian County School Board in District 4 Wednesday was Linda Keller, who is currently unopposed.
Todd County Judge Executive Darryl Greenfield will propose a property tax rate at tomorrow morning’s Fiscal Court meeting and says he wants to keep it the same.
As always, magistrates will have the option to keep the rate the same, they could take the compensating rate to keep the same revenue or they could choose to increase revenue by four percent by increasing taxes.
Judge Greenfield says keeping the rate at 9.9 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value is the option he will recommend.
Judge Greenfield says he just doesn’t believe now is the time to raise taxes on Todd County residents while the economy continues to struggle.
Todd Fiscal Court will meet at 9am at the courthouse. The Judge says court will not vote on an ordinance, they will only decide which way they want to go and take up an ordinance next meeting. The agenda is rather routine outside of the tax proposal.
No one was injured early this morning when a liquid nitrogen tanker truck caught fire on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.
A news release from CPD Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the incident happened around 6:15 near the Center Pointe Road intersection. The empty tanker caught on fire and was quickly put out by the Clarksville Fire Department.
The tractor received no damage and the driver was able to get away unharmed, with the reason for the blaze still under investigation. Initial responders believed the brakes on the tanker could have been a factor.
Wilma Rudolph Boulevard was closed in that area for about an hour.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released its most recent graduation rate statistics, which shows improvement in the Christian County School System.
The numbers show improvements from 2010 to 2011 at Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools, with district spokesperson Heather Aubin giving the rundown on the school system as a whole.
The individual schools each saw double-digit percentage point improvements in graduation rate during the last year of former Superintendent Brady Link’s term. Ms. Aubin says Hopkinsville is above state average and Christian County is very close.
82-percent of students who began the 2006-2007 school year as a freshman at Hopkinsville received a diploma or GED from somewhere by the end of last school year and the number was 77-percent at Christian County High.
Ms. Aubin says the positive numbers are another step toward an overall goal of graduating all students.
School will be back in session in Christian County August 15th.
Over 2-thousand dollars worth of automotive items are missing from a Cave Street residence, with no suspects listed on the report filed with sheriff's officials yesterday.
Daniel Hodge, Jr. of 454 Cave Street says the items which included two batteries, two radiators, a catalytic converter, 10 steel wheels, and two 22 horsepower lawn mower motors, were taken sometime around the end of last month.
Estimated combined value is $2,072, according to the report completed by Deputy Brandon Hawkins.