Christian County Public School Superintendent Brady Link says despite the school board’s recent decision to not renew his contract, he is still proud of his accomplishments.
The Superintendent says he believes the school district is on the right path to turn things around and improve student test scores.
Link’s last day of employment as Superintendent is June 30th and he says he plans to do a lot of fishing, but will continue to observe the school system’s progress as a citizen.
Board Chairman Barry Cornelius says plans are now underway to find his replacement.
A Hopkinsville woman is accused of endangering the welfare of her children.
Hopkinsville Police say on Saturday, 29-year old LaDonna Johnson left her three small children unrestrained and alone in a vehicle while she shopped at a Fort Campbell Boulevard business.
According to police, by leaving her children alone in the vehicle, whose ages ranged from 2, 3 and 7 years old, it put them at unnecessary risk of serious physical injury.
The 29-year old reportedly told police she did not own any child safety restraints for her children, but a relative arrived at the scene and brought her car seats.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in court next month for one count of endangering the welfare of a minor.
This weekend marked the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Clarksville during the Civil War.
Hundreds of people reportedly flocked to the city’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center Sunday and commemorated the occasion.
According to local historians, the surrender of the city was a momentous occasion in the war, which they believe protected the city from being ravaged, unlike other Southern cities.
Historical Interpreter William Parker says Sunday’s commemoration was very important.
And educating the public about the nation’s bloodiest battle is the main theme at the interpretive center.
Confederate troops built Fort Defiance to reportedly defend the river approach to Clarksville, but in February 1862, the fort was captured by Union forces and was renamed and occupied for the rest of the war.
One of the victims allegedly shot by local men in a Graves County home invasion has died.
Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon told WPSD TV in Paducah that Richard Jett of Mayfield died in an area hospital from his wounds.
Arrested shortly after the incident and charged with attempted murder were 24-year old James Kirby and 40-year old Richard Phipps of Hopkinsville and 29-year old Edwin Russell of Elkton.
Police say two of the suspects knocked on the door and shot Richard Jett when he answered. A suspect then allegedly struck Jett with a weapon before shooting his wife Sharon Jett in the back.
Ms. Jett took several more shots to the legs and body, but still managed to shoot Phipps in the side and hand. Russell was the driver who took Kirby and Phipps to the residence, but reportedly drove away when he heard shots fire.
The Elkton man was the connection to the Jett family, as he reportedly once dated their daughter. It is likely charges against the suspects could be amended to murder now that one of the victims has died.
Photo by Cadiz Police
A Cadiz business sustained damage to the roof Saturday when a tractor trailer struck it while backing up.
A news release from the Cadiz Police Department says the incident happened a little after 3:15pm at Cadiz Eye Clinic at 304 Main St. Police say a witness saw a tractor-trailer back into the building and cause the damage and that a vehicle matching the description was found nearby.
The driver of the rig, 25-year old John Pepper of Cadiz, first denied having done the damage, but officers found pieces of the rear on top of the trailer. Pepper was not cited for any crime, but police say charges could be added later.