The Christian County School Board appointed Board Chairman Barry Cornelius to serve on the Superintendent Search Screening Committee after he nominated himself to the committee during tonight’s meeting.
Anita Boyd then spoke to board members about how she supported the school board’s recent decision in not renewing current Superintendent Brady Link’s contract.
In other business, the school board approved a Wednesday, May 16th graduation date for local seniors. Hopkinsville High School seniors will be graduating at 5 p.m. and Christian County High School seniors will be walking across the stage at 8:30 p.m. at the Stadium of Champions.
The board also approved the sale of 10 school buses, which will reportedly be replaced by 7 new school buses expected to arrive next month and approved to give over $10,000 to the Christian County High School Marching Band to purchase new uniforms.
Board members then went into closed session and took no action concerning pending litigation.
Details remain scarce at this hour, but one person is dead and a Clarksville Police Officer is recovering from his injuries after he was shot while responding to a report of a shooting in North Clarksville this morning.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now handling the homicide and shooting of the officer.
Army officials have not confirmed whether or not the suspected shooter is a Fort Campbell soldier, but post officials were reportedly on the scene early this morning along with Clarksville Police.
According to initial reports, 911 documents indicated the shooter was wearing Army fatigues at the time of the shooting.
Law enforcement officials have not released the name of the deceased individual or the local police officer.
This is a developing story and will be updated when additional information is provided.
Kentucky State Police reportedly arrested three men today for their alleged roles in a murder that took place last fall in Hickman County.
22-year old Kendrick Hunt of Clinton, 25-year old Jeremy Irons of Clinton and 26-year old Connel Mounday of Paducah were each charged with capital murder, capital kidnapping and 1st degree robbery.
Hunt and Iron were both lodged in the Hickman County Detention Center, while Mounday was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.
According to Kentucky State Police, the three men were involved in the murder of Derek Moore, who was found beaten to death on the side of US Highway 51 in Fulton County on September 24th, 2011.
The investigation into the murder of Moore remains ongoing and is being handled by Detective Kyle Nall with KSP.
The condition of a Clarksville Police Officer who was reportedly shot this morning remains unclear at this time.
According to Clarksville Police, the unnamed officer was shot while he was responding to a report of a shooting near Quick Silver Court.
The officer’s injuries are reportedly not life threatening, but initial reports indicate the officer was shot after a shooting took place in the 3000 block of Quick Silver Court, where man had been shot multiple times.
Several police cars were on the scene of the shooting as of noon today.
This is a developing story and more details will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
A Fort Campbell soldier is charged with murder after reportedly admitting to police that he shot his wife near Oak Grove in December.
The incident was initially reported by the suspect as a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 3rd at 613 South Calvalcade Circle. 30-year old Kathleen McGee died at the hospital that day from her wounds and investigators with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office collected evidence and did multiple interviews.
A news release says detectives began to suspect foul play when lab results showed it likely was not a self-inflicted wound. Police interviewed the woman’s husband, 32-year old Staff Sgt. Michael Korolevich again Wednesday and he allegedly admitted to killing his wife.
He was then arrested and charged with murder and lodged in the Christian County Jail on one million dollars bond.