The principal selection process got underway at North Drive Middle School this morning, where the site based council met with outgoing Superintendent Brady Link’s designated chair-person.
School system Personnel Director Laura Morris is serving as the chairperson for matters only relating to the search for a new principal. Ms. Morris said the closing date on the application process is June 18th, so she could not disclose how many applicants have submitted their paperwork.
The council decided to go through the state for required training for the principal hiring process—but had more unique questions to answer. The fiscal year ends June 30th and a new sited based council will take over. It’s not likely a new principal can be hired in that timeframe, so Ms. Morris said the current council had to decide who exactly would be trained.
Ultimately, the group unanimously agreed to train both councils, with member Eric Saum saying it was the only prudent move.
The training will likely take place some point later this month. The new principal will replace Kelly Gates, who recently resigned.
Clarksville Police have made an arrest on murder charges in connection with the August 2011 overdose death of a Montgomery County woman.
A news release says a Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted 49-year old Robert Thomas Ford of Ridgecrest Drive, Clarksville on one count of murder earlier this month.
Ford was arrested around 1am this morning and charged with second degree murder and lodged in the Montgomery County Jail. The investigation began August of last year when 24-year old Ashlee Garner was found dead at a Charlotte Drive residence.
It was determined she had been with Ford and died from a drug and alcohol overdose. Detectives allege Ford provided her with a prescription medication that contributed to her death.
Two people were hospitalized after a wreck in the city limits of Hopkinsville this morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 40-year old Tanya Forrest of Lexington ran the stop sign on Phelps Avenue at the West 15th Street intersection, causing 67-year old John Cook of Hopkinsville to run into the right front portion of her vehicle.
Cook said he didn’t see Ms. Forrest’s car in the intersection in time to stop. Cook and his passenger—69-year old Margie Cook of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Ms. Forrest went uninjured in the incident. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is giving fair warning—they will be looking to ticket traffic law violators at one particular intersection tomorrow afternoon.
A news release says they will conduct a “Red Light Blitz” at the intersection of North Drive and West 7th from 3 until 7 Friday afternoon looking for those who are not complying with traffic laws.
Police have paid particular attention to that area of the city in recent months as it was deemed a “high collision area.” Four extra patrol officers will be in charge of conducting the effort.
Hopkinsville Police responded to a most unusual call yesterday when someone called in a horse grazing in the yard of a city residence.
The citation for allowing animals to run at large charges against 54-year old William Lewis of the city says the horse was grazing at 137 Martin Drive. Residents in that area had complained in the past about the horse running at large—causing damage to their yards and lawn furniture.
Police say Lewis had a fence to keep his horse inside, but was not properly utilizing it around 6:30pm yesterday evening.