A Christian County Sheriff's Detective who also serves as a school resource officer has received a statewide honor.
Christian County High School Resource Officer Detective Stevie Tucker was chosen to represent Region 1 on the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officer's Board of Directors.
He was appointed by Lee Ann Morrison of the Kentucky Safe Schools Council. Region 1 includes all of western Kentucky from Logan County to the Mississippi River.
The Board of Directors is responsible for developing training opportunities for Kentucky's resource officers and maintaining a working network of officers.
Detective Tucker has been with the Christian County Sheriff's Office since 1993.
Alcohol is listed as a factor in a fight on Younglove Street from Thursday afternoon that resulted in a trip to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for one person and a trip to the Christian County Jail for a local man.
The full report was not on file at the Hopkinsville Police Department, but the arrest card for 38-year old Richard Hester, Jr. of Hopkinsville says he was in an argument with a woman identified as Katie Hopkins at 905 Younglove around 5:30. The argument escalated to the point where both individuals allegedly pulled out a knife.
Police say Hester assaulted Ms. Hopkins, knocking her to the ground. Another individual identified as Larnell Cobb then attempted protect Hopkins and that’s when Cobb was reportedly cut across the right forearm by Hester’s knife.
Cobb was treated at Jennie Stuart and Hester was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
Outgoing Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Brady Link was absent during tonight’s school board meeting.
Board members conducted business as usual despite Link’s absence and discussed and approved several noteworthy items on the agenda.
School board members discussed and approved the first reading of the school district’s code of acceptable behavior concerning students making up work missed while they were absent and dress codes of students.
Outspoken school board member Mary DeBow says its not being enforced, especially when it comes to the dress code of students.
Following approval of the code of acceptable behavior, board members all agreed to revisit the issue to discuss possible changes at a later date.
In other business, board members approved Christian County Cares to use Christian County Middle School’s Performing Arts Center in addition to several classrooms for the upcoming annual Diversity Conference with board member Sheila Cottrell voting against it.
Board members then decided to table discussion and approval to change wording in a board policy concerning school related trips, which would have been effective August 1st had it passed 2nd reading.
Board members also approved sending two school resource officers to a national conference in July with a representative from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Hopkinsville Police slated to attend the conference for a total cost of about $3,000.
Tonight’s school board of meeting was Link’s final meeting, who was on vacation at the time of the meeting.
Over a dozen Hopkinsville teens enrolled in the annual “Attitude, Training and Teamwork” program sponsored by AT&T and the Challenge House organization were recognized for their hard work after job shadowing local businesses and organization this week.
A small graduation ceremony was held this afternoon for about 14 local teens who completed the program with AT&T Regional Director Sim Davenport saying hard work will pay off for them in the long run.
Another Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week has been apprehended.
Hopkinsville Police say 49-year old Gary Young turned himself into the custody of authorities this afternoon around 2:30 p.m. and was arrested without incident.
Young was being sought for 1st degree assault and 1st degree burglary charges for allegedly attacking a man at his residence with a knife.
Police say the victim sustained a knife wound to the arm as a result of the physical confrontation.
Young was now booked into the Christian County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.