After interviewing for the job Monday night with the Christian County School Board, former Collier County, Florida school system Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill could be hired as the next local superintendent as soon as Tuesday night.
Ms. Gemmill’s Tuesday begins with a breakfast meeting with local leaders at the Chamber of Commerce at 7am, includes meetings with all of the local principals and classified staff, features a public forum at Christian County High at 4 and concludes with a dinner and another interview with the board.
The final meeting of the night will be at 8:30, when the board could take action to hire Ms. Gemmill—though that is certainly no foregone conclusion considering Madison County Assistant Superintendent Marvin Welch sat in the same seat with the same agenda Thursday evening.
The agenda also includes a line item to reinstate the two assistant superintendent positions, though the individuals currently holding those posts through the end of the month are retiring.
Current Superintendent Brady Link’s term expires at June 30th after the board chose not to renew his contract earlier this year.
The Pennyrile Area Development District held its 43rd Annual Dinner Monday night, where one of the most respected and longest serving local public servant received the prestigious W.W. Bill Bryan Award.
The award is the highlight of each year’s meeting and is given to someone who bestows the selfless qualities of public service represented by the award’s namesake. Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble presented the award to his good friend, Christian County Attorney Mike Foster.
Judge Tribble pointed out that it wasn’t long ago when Foster won his greatest battle against throat cancer.
Foster says he’s enjoyed all of his years as county attorney and most of all enjoys serving in local government.
Several members of the PADD Board of Directors received honors for length of service, including Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp. **
An ominous cloud meandered across the Pembroke sky/photo by Brittany May
A line of severe thunderstorms blew through Christian County Monday evening, bringing much-needed rain and some minor damage.
Dispatchers at the Christian County ECC say trees were blown down on Roaring Springs Road, Long Pond Road, Casky Lane, Bradshaw Road and utility lines were blown across Gary Lane. There were also significant power outages in Trigg County and more sporadic outages in Christian and other counties serviced by Pennyrile Rural Electric.
The only damage with injury reported in western Kentucky was at Kentucky Dam Village in Marshall County, where a tree was blown on to an occupied vehicle, though the driver thankfully only sustained minor injuries. A tree was also blown onto a vehicle in Cadiz, though no injuries were reported in that incident.
Trees and power lines were also reported down in the northwestern and downtown portions of Clarksville, with no one injured.
Some areas got more rain than others—with the “mesonet” site recording 81 hundredths of an inch in Cadiz and only a third of an inch at the landfill on Latham-Mount Zoar Road just north of Hopkinsville.
Princeton was the wet spot of the Pennyrile, recording over an inch and a half of the wet stuff.
Photo courtesy of Cadiz Police Facebook Page
National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says severe weather climatology in the Pennyrile Region is constantly changing, especially from one year to the next.
Mr. Shanklin says the difference between this spring along the Ohio River and last spring is tremendously different.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile, who was last seen at her Ann Drive residence on Friday.
Clarksville Police say 16-year old Megan Crawford was last seen in her bedroom at 2755 Ann Drive around 12:15 a.m. and her parents told police that around that time, they heard a thud upstairs, went to check on their daughter, found the window open and Megan was gone.
Police believe she jumped out of the second story window and then left in a car, family members told police that an acquaintance spotted and spoke to Megan at a Fort Campbell Boulevard store on Sunday and that she was in the company of a skinny white male with brown shoulder length hair, and braces.
Family members say the 16-year old has some medical issues and does not have her medications with her and may be a danger to herself.
Anyone with information about 16-year old Megan Crawford’s whereabouts should contact 931-645-8477.