The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court program is in dire need of financial donations to help keep local youths drug free.
Christian County Sheriff’s Detective Steve Tucker says funding is very limited and the program relies mainly on the generosity of the public, due to the lack of state funding.
Detective Tucker says funding from the Burn grant covers $20,000 out of the $60,000 needed to operate the program.
Residents who would like make a financial contribution to the program are urged to contact Detective Tucker at 887-4135 or County Treasurer Walter Cummings, who oversees the program’s funding.
In honor of national Police Memorial Week, Kentucky State Police honored fallen troopers today who were killed in the line of duty.
Kentucky State Police in the Post-2 dis
trict held a memorial ceremony this morning at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church to pay their respects to troopers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
28-year old Trooper Cecil Uzzle was fatally injured in a vehicle wreck on May 28th, 1964, while accompanying Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr., who was also killed while they were both responding to a call for assistance in Pike County.
Officials say Troopers Uzzle and Mobley were fatally injured when their vehicle struck large rocks that fell onto the roadway.
In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 1460 in Pike County was renamed as Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle Memorial Highway.
State Police also honored 25-year old Trooper Joseph Ward Jr. who died April 23rd, 1973 after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a vehicle collision on the Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County.
Officials say Trooper Ward sacrificed his life by pushing a person out of the path of an oncoming vehicle and on May 24th, 2011 Debbie Ward, accepted the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law.
The Clarksville Police Department is taking to the skies when it comes to crime fighting.
The police department recently unveiled a high tech mobile surveillance system, called Skywatch in an effort to get a bird’s eye view of certain areas within the city.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll explains more details about the high tech system, which recently debuted during the city’s annual Rivers and Spires Festival.
Anyone who may have graduated this spring with a teaching degree or any teacher who is just looking for work will likely want to attend a local job fair tomorrow.
The Christian County Public School System is holding a teacher job fair at the district office on Glass Avenue from 9am until noon.
District spokesperson Heather Aubin says applicants should bring their resume’ and be prepared to discuss anticipated opportunities with principals of Christian County schools.
The man injured in a single-vehicle wreck in north Christian County yesterday morning remains hospitalized in Evansville.
Officials at St. Mary’s Hospital say 43-year old Michael Way of Russellville is in critical condition after being flown there from the scene of a wreck about four miles north of Crofton on Poole Mill Road around 6:30 Thursday morning.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says Way was westbound when he veered off the right side of the road and over-corrected crossing the roadway and striking a dirt embankment on the left side of the road.
Way’s vehicle over-turned, trapping him inside until the Christian County Rescue Squad could cut him free. Way was able to tell police he thought a blown out tire could have caused the accident, but all four tires were still inflated when the vehicle was turned upright.
Police do not believe alcohol or drugs to be a factor in the incident.