Clarksville Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect after gunshots were fired in the vicinity of several children and adults Monday afternoon.
No one was injured, but police say eight to 10 shots were fired toward a group of children and adults standing outside near the 100 block of Hickory Trace. Clarksville Police are looking for 27-year old Lamario Montrice McKissack, whose last known address was 721 Due West Avenue, in connection with the incident. There is a warrant out for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated domestic assault and other crimes.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call Clarksville Police immediately.
Murray State University has once again been recognized by Forbes on its “America's Top Colleges” list.
The university, which operates a regional campus in Hopkinsville, has appeared in the rankings for six consecutive years.
The rankings look at public and private colleges and universities across the country, and consider teaching quality, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low student debt as measurements for a school’s success.
In evaluating the 650 ranked institutions on the list, Forbes focused on the rapidly changing landscape in higher education as the theme of this year’s ratings. Forbes partnered once again with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in the research component.
According to Forbes.com, what separates their rankings from those of their peers is their belief in output over input. Those factors translate into schools that offer interesting classes, low debt load, a structure for graduating in four years and success in finding a good job.
Officials with Christian County Public Schools have announced the principal selection process at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School has been postponed.
Officials say the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council has decided to not re-post the position until January-February of 2014.
Officials say Tim McGinnis will remain the interim principal for the upcoming school year.
The Cadiz Police Department were the recent recipients of an $8,200 grant, which will go towards its safety program in 2014.
2013 marks the sixth consecutive year that Cadiz Police has been awarded the grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Highway Safety.
Police say the grant will help pay for officer overtime hours and fuel during the course of increased patrol in high crash and speed-related areas of the city.
Police say since creating the traffic safety program with the help of grants, the department has investigated an annual average of 15 injury wrecks that injured 22, which is a nearly 53 percent decrease from when the program was not implemented.
Police say the main contributing factor is wrecks are driver inattention, driver distraction, following too close and failing to yield the right of way.
A group of local teens will be better prepared for the upcoming school year, thanks to a summer program offered through Challenge House of Hopkinsville-Christian County.
Today marked the first day of a week-long camp designed to get students motivated and thinking about their future outside of high school.
During this afternoon's session, which was held at Challenge House 3 located on South Fowler Avenue, several distinguished guests were invited to speak with students involved in the program.
Rara Rascoe, a youth employment specialist at Hopkinsville Community College encouraged teens to always find a way to turn a negative situation into a positive one.