A single-vehicle wreck in Todd County Saturday night claimed the life of a Clarksville woman.
Kentucky State Police say 36-year old Julie Roberts of Clarksville was southbound on U.S. 79 near Guthrie just before 11pm. Witnesses told investigators Ms. Roberts swerved to avoid striking a deceased deer and dog that were in her path of travel.
Ms. Roberts, who was not wearing her seat belt, lost control of her vehicle and it overturned. She was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. A passenger, 34-year old Amy Jurisin of Woodlawn, Tennessee, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for non-life-threatening injuries.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a major burglary on Locust Grove Road from last week.
The incident happened sometime between Tuesday morning and Friday night, according to Jason and Chavonne Carol of 131 Locust Grove, who told Officer Daniel Gray that they were out of town during that period and had all of their possessions boxed up in preparation for a move to Fort Hood, Texas.
While they were gone, someone entered their house and took just over 18-thousand dollars worth of their property—including guns, electronics, expensive jewelry and piggy banks.
The perpetrator also ransacked the home and let an animal out of its cage. A suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A wreck in front of McDonalds on Fort Campbell Boulevard yesterday injured one of the drivers.
The report from city police says 62-year old Norma Cheatham of Hopkinsville pulled out of McDonalds and into the path of 28-year old Michael Haddock of Hopkinsville around 8am.
Haddock had been northbound on the boulevard and Ms. Cheatham told officers she thought there was enough time to make it across, but Haddock was unable to avoid hitting her car in the driver’s side door.
Ms. Cheatham was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while passenger 77-year old Jewell Edwards of Hopkinsville and Haddock avoided injury.
Everyone involved was wearing their seat belt.
A broad daylight encounter by Sheriff's Captain Tim Cooksey with a James Lyn Drive man Friday afternoon resulted in multiple charges against the man, who was eventually subdued by a taser, with help from a passer-by.
Charged with wanton endangerment, assault, criminal mischief, theft, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct following the incident at the Square Deal Minit Mart about a quarter to two Friday afternoon was 19-year old David Cohoon of 107 James Lyn.
Captain Cooksey was dispatched to the business on Canton Pike in regards to a report of a suspicious person, with Cohoon sitting on a picnic table with his shoes off.
Cohoon became upset when Cooksey asked him where he was going and eventually attempted to get in Cooksey’s cruiser and take it, according to the report, which notes that the passer-by helped get the vehicle turned off and get Cohoon out of the vehicle, though he fought with officers and kicked the vehicle after being placed in the back seat.
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The Christian County School Board will interview a second candidate hoping to become the next superintendent Monday night
The advanced agenda says former Collier County, Florida Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill will meet with the board Monday evening at 7pm at the district office in closed session. It will be a special called meeting, meaning the board must cling to the items clearly defined on the agenda and that means she cannot be hired Monday night.
The Times Free Press of Grundy County, Tennessee reported Ms. Gemmill was a finalist for the Directors of Schools position there in March, but was ultimately not selected.
The Marcon News of Rockford, Illinois reported in September of 2007 that Ms. Gemmill left the school district there with an outgoing superintendent to take the leadership role in Florida for a salary of 170-thousand dollars annually. She was laid off from that position in the summer of 2011, according to Naplesnews.com.
Ms. Gemmill may not have any publicized direct local ties, but she did once serve as director of federal programs for Metro Nashville schools, a position which she left in March of 2004, according to Nashvillepost.com. The site reported she left that job for the position in Illinois.
Christian County Schools’ spokesperson Heather Aubin says Ms. Gemmill will speak at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday morning from 7 until 9—much like the one Madison County Assistant Superintendent Marvin Welch appeared at Thursday morning where leaders from the community asked him tough questions for over an hour.
Ms. Gemmill will meet with middle and high school principals at 11am Tuesday, with elementary principals at 1pm and classified system employees at 2pm.
There will be a public forum with Ms. Gemmill from 4 until 5:30 at the Christian County High School cafeteria and she will have dinner with the Christian County School Board at 6:30 Tuesday evening. Ms. Aubin says an agenda will be sent out as soon as possible on what will be up for discussion at that meeting, but couldn’t confirm whether the board will leave open the option to hire Ms. Gemmill that night.A possible hiring of Welch was on the agenda Thursday night when he met with the board late in the evening, but board Chair Barry Cornelius would only laugh and say “no comment” multiple times when asked by reporters what happened in that closed session which apparently resulted in no action taken.