The Christian County Board of Education will be holding a special called meeting tomorrow night.
This is the first school board meeting where newly appointed Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill will be in attendance.
School board members will likely discuss and vote on a contract for the semi-professional football team called the Outlaws to use Stadium of Champions on July 14th and July 21st and Christian County Middle School for the remainder of the games.
School board members will then discuss and vote on the second reading of the school district’s code of acceptable behavior and central office administrative structure.
The special called meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. at Central Office.
Nashville Police are being credited for locating a Clarksville runaway, who is now safe at home with family.
17-year old Crystal Leann Gilliland was located by Metro Police Tuesday night after she left her 450 Appleton Drive residence on June 16th.
Clarksville Police say Gilliland initially told her parents that she was going to a friend that lived locally, but later called her family from a Nashville number and refused to return home.
Gilliland claimed to be visiting a friend named Teddy Shaw at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Emergency responders from two counties responded to a single-vehicle wreck between Fairview and Elkton this morning.
The incident happened just before 11am about two and a half miles east of Fairview on U.S. 68-80 in the westbound lanes. Initial reports indicated at least one person was trapped in the wreckage.
Members of the Todd and Christian County Rescue Squads responded to the scene, along with an Air-Evac helicopter and the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.
Christian County rescue squad Chief Randy Graham says two people sustained minor injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
Further complicating matters was a stuck elevator at the Jefferson Davis Monument that left three tourists trapped about ten feet from the top. The Fairview Fire Department and Todd County Rescue Squad had just been notified of the monument incident when the wreck occurred.
We’ll have further details on the accident as they become available.
Congressman Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville says President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation is filled with tax increases.
Speaking on the House floor in support of repealing the controversial bill, Congressman Whitfield said members of Congress didn’t have time to read the legislation before a vote under the leadership of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Congressman Whitfield says there are well over a dozen different ways of raising taxes in the lengthy bill, something the Supreme Court noted when it upheld it as constitutional.
It’s not likely the Democrat-controlled Senate would vote to overturn the bill and it’s nearly certain the President would veto a repeal if it ever made it to his desk.
There are more neighborhood watch groups organizing and re-organizing in Christian County this summer.
Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Regional Operations Officer Frank Brown recently gave a report on groups in Christian County and said the Pembroke Neighborhood Watch is working toward re-energizing.
In what would be a whole new organization, Brown says work is ongoing in Gracey to start a neighborhood watch.
Brown also reported the Kelly community’s neighborhood watch group is still active and performing well. Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller has been instrumental in training groups in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties on what kind of suspicious activity to be on the lookout for and how to best report it.