The Todd County School System will reportedly hire a superintendent later this week.
The Todd County Standard reports Fulton County Instructional Superivsor Wayne Benningfield will be hired at a special called meeting of the Todd School Board Thursday evening, assuming they approve a contract.
Benningfield had been chosen as the next superintendent in Elliot County last month, according to a story in the Ashland Daily Independent, which says he turned down the offer due to his wife needing to care for her mother in far western Kentucky.
Benningfield would replace the retiring Mike Kenner as superintendent.
Six juveniles were cited into court last night after allegedly being caught walking on the roof of a local school.
The citations for the four males and two females ranging in age from 12 to 16 say they were caught running across the roof of Hopkinsville Middle School around 10:30 last night.
Two of the juveniles ran to a South Sunset Circle residence in an attempt to get away, but police found them soon after.
All six youths were charged with 2nd degree criminal trespassing and were released to their parents.
Two Fort Campbell soldiers were arrested in Hopkinsville early this morning for allegedly breaking into vending machines in at least two different locations.
Hopkinsville Police were investigating break-ins at vending machines at Indian Hills IGA, Freds and Food Lion, with a witness giving a description of a white male getting into a red Pontiac Grand Am.
Soon after, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description on Fort Campbell Boulevard near Lowes. The car was pulled over and officers say they found crow bars and a large quantity of one dollar bills.
The crow bars reportedly had damage consistent with the coke machines. Arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property were 28-year old Logan Rosson of Fort Campbell and 26-year old Brian Howell of Brush Creek, Tennessee.
Utility Superintendent talks to Elkton City Council about water line locations
Elkton City Council spent nearly an hour talking about water lines Tuesday night, eventually yielding authority to its attorney and utility superintendent.
Several council members verbally expressed their frustration with the long process of separating the city and county’s water infrastructure to clearly define what belongs to which entity. The Todd County Water District will charge a cost of service fee for city water that goes through its lines under preliminary discussions that have gotten more tense recently regarding who will service customers in certain areas.
Councilmember Cindy Sidebottom said talks initiated by the county water district “started out ugly” and said there was nowhere else for them to go. Other council members expressed similar feelings of frustration, but agreed work on the process has to continue.
Ultimately, council gave City Attorney Jeff Traughber and Utility Superintendent Terry Frogue authority to iron out a preliminary agreement to trade six customers in the Pond River Road area for 10 customers on Moe Lane and Johnson Lane.
Frogue says Elkton customers won’t see any changes in service directly tied to the negotiations.
Council also expressed an interest in meeting with the Todd County Water District Board about trying to work together for a compromises on all aspects of the ordeal.
In other action, Council passed final reading of its 5.6 million dollar budget and a new pay scale that reflects a two percent cost of living raise for city employees and officials.