The North Drive Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council selected Kim Stevenson, former Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle, as the school’s new principal just in time for the upcoming school year.
Stevenson is an Austin Peay State University graduate, where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree and has seven years of teaching experience, with four of those years being spent at Hopkinsville High School as a math teacher and the last two years as the Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle School.
The school’s site based decision making council met for several hours today and reviewed 11 applicants for the position.
The council received input from the community, faculty and staff members and parents who have children attending the middle school in making their final decision.
Newly appointed Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill thanked the council for the efforts they made today when selecting Ms. Stevenson.
Ms. Stevenson was quoted as saying she is excited for this upcoming school year and knows it will be a great one.
Her first day of employment as principal will be Monday, July 23rd.
Murray Police responded to a two vehicle wreck with injuries this afternoon with two people being transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Around 12:30 p.m. Officer Chris Greenfield responded to a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Robertson Road and Highway 94 with both vehicles traveling west on the highway.
Officer Greenfield reports that 65-year old Bonicha Stenberg of Hazel was stopped at the red light when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 19-year old Kyle Brady of Murray.
Stenberg and her passenger, 95-year old Ida Venson of Puryear, Tennessee were both transported by ambulance to Murray Calloway County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
A McCracken County man was booked into jail on child pornography charges this week.
Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested and charged 56-year old Danny Coons with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor after a search warrant was executed as his home this week.
State Police say Coons was arrested following an ongoing undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation after detectives were lead to his residence after a computer in the residence was seen online with files containing child pornography.
Police say equipment used in the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s Forensic Laboratory for examination.
Coons remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail and was arrested without incident.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on South Campbell Street from yesterday afternoon.
Charged with first degree robbery are 19-year old Edwin White and 31-year old Anthony Burse of Hopkinsville. The arrest cards say both men admitted to being the two who held up 35-year old Timothy Hall of Hopkinsville at gunpoint just after noon on South Campbell.
Burse was arrested at 812 East 12th Street and white at 1715 Walnut. Police executed search warrants at both suspects’ residences and allegedly found guns, some of the victim’s cash and drug paraphernalia.
Both men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.