A Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at Lafayette Road and the Bypass yesterday morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 31-year old Demond Sutton of Hopkinsville was southbound on Lafayette Road and was attempting to make a left turn onto the bypass just before 9am.
Sutton turned into traffic and saw that Deputy Micah Kaminski of Hopkinsville was northbound and veered to the right to try to avoid a collision. Deputy Kaminski, in an attempt to allow Sutton to make his turn without wrecking, had also veered to the same side and the two vehicles collided.
The front left fender of the police SUV struck the front left of Sutton’s vehicle. Sutton was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for leg pain, while Deputy Kaminski was taken by police cruiser for head and knee problems.
The Pennyroyal Area Museum is about to kick-off another great event next month featuring quilts.
Museum officials are inviting local quilt makers and owners to temporarily loan their quilts to the museum for the 23rd annual Quilt show.
Participants may bring their hand-made works of art during the first week of April for the month long show and pick up their quilts by the first week of May.
Officials say the quilts that will be featured in the show can be used or brand new.
For more information about the quilt show, contact the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 270-887-4270.
Hopkinsville-Christian County continues to show economic progress while parts of the country continues to struggle with attracting new businesses.
Local dignitaries will be conducting a State of the Community Vision Plan Breakfast Thursday, March 29th to discuss the local economy.
The guest speakers of the event will be Trilogy Center for Women Chief Executive Officer, David Ptaszek and Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp.
A special announcement regarding the Hoptown Hoppers will also be made during the break-fast.
The State of the Community Vision Plan Break-fast will be held 7:30 a.m. through 9 a.m. at the James E. Bruce Convention Center located at 303 Conference Center Drive.
The break-fast is being sponsored by the City of Hopkinsville and Christian County Cares 2015.
The Christian County School system is in a league of their own when it comes to educating local students and preparing them for the future.
The school district offers more foreign language classes than any other of its surrounding school districts.
For the past three years, under the guidance of Superintendent Brady Link area students in elementary, middle and high schools have been exposed to learning either German, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.
Martin Luther King jr. Elementary School students in kindergarten through 4th grade have been learning Spanish from Alfonso De Torres a native of Madrid, Spain.
Alfonso De Torres says he is very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach local students Spanish and about his culture.
De Torres says he tells each student that learning a second language will help them in the future when getting a job.
For 40 minutes each week, De Torres teaches students basic words and sentences in Spanish in the hopes that one day they will be able to read and write Spanish on their own without his help.
Due to lack of funding, only 4 out of 10 elementary schools in the school system offers a foreign language class, but school officials hope to see that change in the near future.
For the second time this year, a local high school had to be placed on lockdown this morning after startling information was received by police.
Hopkinsville High School was already on an unrelated lockdown around 9:20am, according to Sheriff Livy Leavell, who said lockdowns are used from time to time to check the building for any dangers such as weapons.
In accordance with that practice, students were being “wanded,” to find any possible weapons. While that was going on, a female student reportedly text messaged her mother reporting that shots had been fired in the building.
The mother called 911 and dispatchers relayed the message to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Hopkinsville Police. Sheriff Leavell said School Resource Officer Chris Williams was in the building and indicated he did not hear any shots, but all agencies responded as if there was an active shooter.
Thankfully, the report proved to be untrue and it was perhaps as much of a misunderstanding as anything. The sheriff says the student was being interviewed, but that she will almost certainly not be charged with any crime.
School system spokesperson Heather Aubin said all safety precautions were followed in the moments following the initial response and no weapons were found and everyone was safe.
Christian County High School was locked down for a few hours February 2nd when a female student there allegedly emailed in a bomb threat that proved to be a hoax.