There is no doubt that newly appointed Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill is thrilled about her new position.
Ms. Gemmill says her first month has been a wonderful experience and she says she can’t wait until the first day of school.
Since she was hired, Ms. Gemmill has been keeping a busy schedule and is attending a week-long conference with other school superintendents to prepare for the upcoming year and to receive further advice on how to further improve the local district.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce recently performed a survey of its members to see how they feel about a proposed public smoking ban in Hopkinsville.
Chamber President Carter Hendricks says about a third of members responded, which is a fairly high number compared to previous similar surveys. Hendricks says the respondents represented businesses of all types and sizes and that well over 70-percent favor banning smoking in places open to the public.
Asked if they favored any exemptions for any type of establishment, about half said they favored no exemptions at all.
Hopkinsville City Council tabled a smoking ban ordinance last month and is expected to re-visit the issue at an August Committee of the Whole meeting. The Kentucky General Assembly has considered a statewide ban similar to the one in Tennessee on multiple occasions, but the measure has never picked up enough momentum to pass.
An Assistant Christian County Attorney was injured in a single vehicle wreck on Cox Mill Road last night.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 49-year old Lindsey Adams of Hopkinsville was southbound on Cox Mill Road just before 9 when he ran off the right side of the road and into a ditch.
His vehicle traveled eight to 10 feet off the roadway before hitting a tree head-on. Police say the collision was hard enough that the entire engine was pushed back within the compartment and the front axle was damaged.
Adams told police he just got too close to the shoulder and couldn’t avoid hitting the tree once his tires went off the pavement. Adams sustained injuries to the arms and leg and was taken by his wife to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. The report says he was wearing his seat belt.
A vehicle versus pedestrian wreck in Marshall County this morning killed a Calvert City man.
The incident happened just before 6:30 on Griggstown Road, according to a news release, which says 61-year old Archie Griggs of Calvert City was walking in the travel portion of the southbound lane.
26-year old Kyle Clark of Calvert City was coming around a curve and didn’t see the man walking and his vehicle struck Griggs. The Marshall County Coroner pronounced Griggs dead on the scene.
A Fort Campbell soldier who had car trouble saw his day become even worse early this morning when the car was reportedly stolen from the shoulder of I-24.
The Sheriff’s Office report says 23-year old Christopher Marchman of Desert Storm Avenue, Fort Campbell told police he broke down on the interstate just before midnight, and that someone stopped to give him a ride home.
Marchman had his girlfriend take him back to where he left his red 2009 Honda Accord, but it had been stolen. Police in Christian and Montgomery Counties were alerted to be on the lookout for the car, but had no luck in finding it. The vehicle is valued at 10-thousand dollars and has a Tennessee license plate.