The wait is finally over, the Christian County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mary Ann Gemmill as the next Christian County Public Schools Superintendent during tonight’s special called meeting at central office.
Ms. Gemmill says she feels like the luckiest person in the world in having the opportunity to make an impact in education.
Ms. Gemmill was at a loss for words and was taken a back when she learned that she is the third female superintendent in the school district’s history and the first female superintendent in nearly 100 years.
One of two fugitives featured on this week’s Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers is now lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Hopkinsville Police say 44-year old Michael Thomas Gard was arrested without incident, thanks to an anonymous tipster, who will be receiving a cash reward.
Gard, who was wanted on felony theft charges was apprehended today at 2:30 p.m. at the Travel Inn Motel located at 1209 East 9th Street.
Gard is accused of stealing a wallet containing $350 from a vehicle while supposedly working on an air conditioning unit at a residence and also taking a transmission out of a truck and stole $360 intended to go towards purchasing parts for the transmission during two separate incidents last month.
Meanwhile, police are still looking for this week’s remaining Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week, 31-year old Christopher Mc-Carley, who is wanted for probation violation.
Kentucky State Police say motorists throughout the Commonwealth will likely do a double-take this summer as state police will begin rolling out new cruisers with an updated and sleek look.
KSP is in the process of transitioning from the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer being manufactured, to the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol vehicle.
State Police recently purchased 125 vehicles in traditional gray and tan and will be used by the agency’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
The Caprice P-P-V is described as a full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan designed specifically for law enforcement agencies and features a six liter, 355 horsepower, V-8 engine.
One of five suspects accused of committing an armed burglary and robbery last Thursday night is now behind bars.
Hopkinsville Police say Fugitive of the Week, 27-year old Mory Cortez Burse turned himself into the custody of authorities this morning and was arrested without incident.
Burse and 4 other suspects who wore masks during the incident are all accused of breaking and entering a 513 Linda Drive residence while being armed with assault rifles and handguns.
Police say one of the victims, Richard Manning, was bound with duct tape and a plastic bag was placed over his head and another male victim, Martez Washington was repeatedly kicked in the head and body by Burse as he demanded money.
Washington’s wallet containing an undisclosed amount of money and Manning’s keys were stolen and at the time of the incident, three females and a female juvenile were also located inside the residence.
Burse was booked into the Christian County Jail and is charged with 1st degree burglary and two counts of 1st degree robbery.
The process to hire a new principal at North Drive Middle School will begin tomorrow morning.
The advanced agenda for a site based decision making council meeting says the group will meet at 10am at the North Drive Middle Front Conference Room. Vice Chair Alvia Littleton says school system Personnel Director Laura Morris will explain the hiring process to the council.
Christian County Public Schools Spokesperson Heather Aubin says former principal Kelly Gates submitted her resignation.