Three significant road construction projects will slow traffic in Todd County for a while.
The most extensive project is on Pilot Road Road just east of the Christian County line, where a sink hole closed one lane of traffic earlier this spring. The Kentucky Highway Department says a barrier wall will be installed along the slide area that's been closed several weeks and the compromised area will then be reinforced with new rock.
One lane of traffic will continue to be open and temporary traffic signals will remain in place. The project is expected to take about six weeks and motorists are urged to use caution in that area.
Meanwhile, milling and resurfacing work was set to begin next Tuesday night and continue for about a week on the Elkton Public Square. That work is expected to last for about a week and will require traffic restrictions and flag men directing motorists.
A portion of U.S. 41 in downtown Guthrie will also be resurfaced in the coming days, beginning at the stop sign turning toward downtown. The Guthrie portion of the project is expected to last about two days.
It’s back to the drawing board in selecting a new principal at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Christian County.
There was a two-way tie vote during a recent meeting conducted by members of the school’s site based decision making council tasked to hire a new principal.
As a result of the voting, the job will be reposted and the site based decision making council will have to review and conduct interviews in 30 days.
Christian County Public Schools Spokesperson, Heather Aubin says additional information will be provided, as soon as it becomes available.
About 30 local middle school and high school students are attending Hopkinsville Community College’s Career Craze this week, which is a hands-on camps focus on agriculture and manufacturing sectors and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is expected to visit the local campus Thursday.
HCC’s Dean of Continuing Education, Carol Kirves says the local community college would have been able to host the event without the support of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.
Ms. Kirves talks about what the students will be learning in the two camps.
Ms. Kirves adds that she is honored to have the Lieutenant Governor tour the campus and meet with students participating in the two camps.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson will visit HCC’s campus to attend the Manufacturing Career Craze Graduation and Open House Thursday afternoon.
The Clarksville Police Department announced today that three officers recently graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.
A graduation ceremony was held May 24th in their honor and the following officers who completed the course were: Shelby Murray, Nicholas Holley and Stephen Hurt.
Police say Hurt received the John Cunningham Outstanding Officer Award for being the number 1 graduate of the class of 84 cadets.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 18 people died in 17 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, June 10th through Sunday.
State Police say a double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Pike County and both victims were not wearing seat belts and the crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Scott County and one of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police say two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Trigg County and one of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.
Police say single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in each of the following counties: Boone, Daviess, Gallatin, Jessamine, Laurel, Lewis, Madison, Pike and Shelby Counties.
Police say the victims in Jessamine, Laurel, Pike, and Shelby counties were not wearing seat belts and the crash in Laurel County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Single-fatality, motorcycle crashes also occurred in each of the following counties: Calloway, Grant and Laurel Counties with the victims in Calloway and Grant counties not wearing helmets.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 271 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 73 less than reported for this time period in 2012.