The Christian County School Board and Superintendent Screening Committee will hold a joint-meeting for the first time next month as the process to replace current Superintendent Brady Link gets underway in earnest.
The meeting will be at 5:15pm at the Board of Education on Glass Avenue, according to a news release from district spokesperson Heather Aubin.
The Superintendent Screening Committee is made up of Board Chairman Barry Cornelius, Hopkinsville High School Principal Demetria Choice, Technology Resource Teacher Tracy Pelletier, MLK Elementary School teacher Sally Coffeen, Director of Systems Support Barry Combs and parent representative Tom Bell.
Kentucky law requires the screening committee to review all submitted applications and to then recommend top candidates to the board for a formal interview.
The first ever North Christian Old Fashioned Political Rally and Crafts Fair is about a month away and organizers are hoping for a big crowd.
The event will be at Gordon Park in Crofton May 12th from 8am until 12 and organizer Frank Brown says political candidates and office-holders from all political parties will be there to speak.
Brown encourages everyone attending to dress “old fashioned” and to wear any political regalia they can find.
The rally is co-sponsored by Gordon Park, Crofton Community Organization and the Kelly Community Organization. Anyone interested in setting up a booth to sell crafts can do so for a 10 dollar donation and should call Brenda at 348-3745 after 2:30pm for more information.
Brown says almost all candidates running for office in Christian County have committed to be there and that any candidates who haven’t committed but who want to speak only need to contact him to get on the agenda.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a puppy and cash from a Princeton Road home.
The incident happened at 5735 Princeton Road sometime between last Tuesday and Monday morning, with 52-year old Howard Turner of that address saying he returned home to find a Yorkie puppy valued at 300 dollars missing from its cage.
Turner said the puppy was in a cage with a total of five Yorkies and that the cage was latched with only four inside when he got there.
Turner also reported that one thousand dollars cash was stolen from a safe in his home. No suspects are listed on the report.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a wreck at the intersection of 14th and Campbell Streets yesterday.
The Hopkinsville Police Report says 77-year old Shirley Prunitsch of Hopkinsville failed to stop at the stop sign on East 14th and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 27-year old Nikitra Bennett of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Bennett was unable to avoid a collision and the two vehicles wrecked in the intersection. Bennett and her two passengers—52-year old Wanda Blaine of Hopkinsville and 45-year old Verna Coleman of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Ms. Prunitsch went uninjured in the incident, which happened around 11:30am.
The Hopkinsville City Council covered a lot of ground during tonight’s meeting.
The city council approved an amended municipal order concerning extending the Inner-City REZ boundaries.
The municipal order was approved, despite council members Wesley Grimes, Kimberly McCarley and Phillip Brooks voting no.
Prior to voting, Councilman Brooks expressed his concerns and made the motion to table voting until more information could be provided about possible flooding issues and his motion failed.
Under the municipal order, the City of Hopkinsville would enter into an agreement with Arrington Developers to sell about eight acres of Clark Gardens with the said property to be used for a thirty-two unit single family development.
In other business, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase rates for garbage and trash collection by an average of 40 to 80 cents per month, depd
Councilwoman Marby Schlegel was absent from tuesday night's meeting.