One of the three Christian County School Board members up for re-election says she isn’t running again.
District 1 Board Member Shelia Cottrell says personal reasons have made her decide to not seek another term.
Ms. Cottrell says she believes education of students is the most important task to get done in any community and hopes Christian County Schools will demand higher achievement.
Ms. Cottrell says she won’t rule out another run for the board when circumstances change someday.
Clayton Boyd is the only candidate who has filed for the District 1 seat so far, with the filing deadline set for 4pm Tuesday.
The mourning process is just beginning for the family and loved ones of the two Hopkinsville boys who drowned in a pool near Carbondale, Illinois over the weekend and their former teachers and administrators remembered them this morning.
A moment of silence was marked in memory of 12-year old Alik Monson and 14-year old Lewis Monson of Hopkinsville.
The boys had been visiting friends and an adult at the residence discovered the boys at the bottom of the pool Saturday night just before 7:30. A family member pulled them from the water and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived. The brothers were taken to Carbondale Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The brothers had both been students at Martin Luther King Elementary and would have attended Christian County Middle together for the first time this week. Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill began her remarks at this morning’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast by remembering them.
Police say the incident is being investigated as an accidental drowning.
A two-vehicle wreck at 9th and Virginia Sunday night sent a Hopkinsville man to the hospital.
Injured in the 8:30pm mis-hap was 56-year old Donald Sims of Hopkinsville, who was eastbound on East 9th and who had a green light as he crossed the intersection.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 63-year old Shirley Daugherty of Crofton ran a red light and hit the Sims pickup in the side. Ms. Daugherty said she noticed the light go from yellow to red, but didn’t have time to stop.
Sims was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, while Ms. Daugherty and all passengers didn’t require a trip to the hospital.
Police in Murray are investigating after a woman was found dead off the road in her vehicle.
A news release from the Murray Police Department says officers responded to a vehicle in the ditch near the 1200 block of Diuguid Drive around 5:15pm Saturday. When officers arrived on the scene, the vehicle was still running and appeared to have just run off the road.
The driver, 51-year old Gina Roberts of Murray, was found deceased behind the wheel. The exact cause of the death has not been determined.
The price of gasoline continues to rise and someone in Clarksville apparently found a creative and costly way to steal it undetected.
Clarksville Police were called to the Trenton Road BP around 8:15am Friday after a good Samaratan pumped a full tank of gas and got a receipt with all zeros. He went inside and showed the clerk that he had not been charged for any of the gas and that’s when the clerk discovered that someone had broken into the pumper to manipulate the technology.
Police believe it was done sometime Thursday night, but the station couldn’t say how many people had gotten free gas through the overnight and early morning hours. The BP was out at least 27-hundred dollars in losses from damage to the pump and stolen gas.
No suspects are listed on the report.