Former Senator Joey Pendleton is being honored with a reception later this month for his many years in public service.
The Christian County Democratic Executive Committee and the Democratic Woman's Club will be hosting a reception on Friday, February 15th at the James E. Bruce Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pendleton lost his bid for re-election in the fall 2012 election after serving in the General Assembly for 20 years representing, at various times, Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg, and Logan Counties.
Pendleton is credited for having a hand in increasing the speed limit on Highway 68/80 and bringing cell phone service for Todd County and lights at the Princeton exit of the Western Kentucky Parkway, just to name a few.
The public is also invited attend the reception to thank Pendleton for a job well done.
In what Clarksville Police are calling one of the most bizarre cases they have seen, a man who reportedly built a shrine for a nine year old girl has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching her.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 63-year old Lenzo Grooms of Oak Street owned a photography business and had taken pictures of one particular girl on multiple occasions.
On one occasion, Grooms allegedly took the child into a bedroom he set up for only her and rubbed lotion on her inappropriately and touched her in an inappropriate way.
When the girl told her mother what happened, she kept her away from Grooms and police say that’s when he showed up at where the girl once lived and made threats to kill the child if he couldn’t see her.
Clarksville Police utilized its tactical unit to serve an arrest warrant on Grooms Friday morning on sexual battery and criminal trespass charges. Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says Grooms has a criminal history that contains second degree murder and robbery charges.
He was lodged into the Montgomery County Jail on $106,000 bond.
A group of Christian, Todd and Trigg County leaders recently traveled to Frankfort to advocate on behalf of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance
The Judge-Executives from all three counties, officials from the local Chamber of Commerce, mayors and business executives were among the contingent meeting with lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says they pushed many of the projects that have been on their wish list for some time.
Judge Tribble says they were well received and Governor Beshear commended them for a regional approach.
The Judge says they were also able to thank officials in Frankfort for some success stories, including the elevation of the speed limit on U.S. 68-80 in the three counties.
Snow lovers have likely not enjoyed this year’s relatively mild winter, but it could pay off with better test scores for local school systems.
Todd County School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says the schedule gets thrown off-kilter when school has to let out for snow and it can definitely cause some problems.
Benningfield says making the days up at the end of the school calendar often means at least some of the important content included on the late-year assessment testing isn’t covered until after the tests have been taken.
Winter is by no means over, but the current seven day weather forecast doesn’t show any chance of snowfall in our foreseeable future.
A Hopkinsville High School student has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Senior Grey Campbell was selected as a finalist and received his official notification letter earlier this week. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists were named and 90 percent were selected as finalists nationwide. About 8,300 will be named winners and they could receive up to a full college scholarship.
Campbell is involved in many extracurricular activities at Hopkinsville High and is Vice President of the HHS Spirit Club, Secretary of the Beta Club and is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
He is also a member of the tennis, swim and soccer teams.