It’s that time again for school officials in Todd County to begin their preschool screenings and registrations.
The Todd County School System will be conducting preschool screenings and registrations for 3 and 4-year old children at South Todd Elementary School on Friday, March 1st.
Officials say next month’s screening is for children who will start school on April 8th and April 9th for the 2012-13 school year.
Children who will turn 3-years old by May 2nd may be screened to attend school during the 2012-13 school year.
Officials say children who are 4-years old must now qualify to attend preschool based on income or disability.
Any child who turned 5-years old on or before October 1st, 2012 is kindergarten eligible and can not attend preschool.
Contact the Todd County Board of Education at 270-265-2436 to schedule an appointment.
A Clarksville couple was booked into the Montgomery County Jail after being indicted by a Grand Jury this month for allegedly possessing child pornography.
66-year old Dexter Mason and his 66-year old wife Mary Mason, both of Bluff Drive were booked into jail without incident.
Dexter Mason is charged with 21 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, 4 counts of aggravated sexual battery and tampering with evidence, while his wife Mary, was charged with tampering with evidence.
Clarksville Police say the charges were levied after an ongoing investigation revealed over 150 images of child pornography were found on a computer at the residence.
Police also claim Dexter Mason inappropriately touched two juvenile females.
The couple remains lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
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.