Christian County Public School Officials will be hosting the first Parent University session for the new school year on Thursday to help local middle school students prepare for a state mandated test and to educate parents about the importance of exams.
Chief Instructional Officer, Amy Ramage Wilcox says the Explore test is a critical measure for school officials to determine what course work students will take when they enter high school.
Ms. Wilcox says the Explore test is a good way to measure a student’s interest and career choice.
Hopkinsville City Council recently recognized an emergency official for her years of dedicated service to the community.
E.C.C. Director Judy Toombs was recognized by Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and City Police Chief Guy Howie and spoke highly of Ms. Toombs’ work ethic over the years.
Ms. Toombs’ official retirement date is September 30th.
Hurricane Isaac may have altered the schedule for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but it hasn’t curbed any of the enthusiasm according to a Hopkinsville woman serving as an alternate delegate.
Rachel McCubbin is a field representative for U.S. Senator Rand Paul and has been a fixture in Christian County Republican Party leadership for well over a decade. She is representing the First Congressional District of Kentucky as an alternate delegate and says the weather hasn’t kept many GOP supporters away.
Ms. McCubbin reminds Kentuckians that Senator Paul will be featured in prime time on Wednesday night and says he will address some very important issues facing the country.
Convention officials have said the schedule could be further-altered by the weather, but Hurricane Isaac appears to be taking more of a western approach toward the Gulf Coast.
The new Todd County Justice Center is up and running, with only a few bugs to get worked out on the first day.
New bailiffs were in the center helping residents through the metal detectors at the door for the first time in Todd County. Sheriff Joey Johnson and Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin both walked the floors for the first time since it opened to the public and had positive comments about the building.
Todd Circuit Court Clerk Mark Cowherd says the few bugs that had to be worked out was nothing out of the ordinary for new people in new places and says the first day got off to a good start.
Cowherd says it may take some getting used to for the public to have to go through metal detectors each time they come in the door, but the security is state mandated.
The aesthetics of the building were also praised by Cowherd, who praised architect Keith Sharp for his work.
With the addition of the Justice Center, Todd becomes one of few counties in the state with three buildings still open to the public that once served as a courthouse. The Historic Courthouse on the square serves as a welcome center and the Todd County Courthouse still holds all county offices and the Sheriff’s Department in addition to other agencies.
A Herndon man was arrested over the weekend and was charged with rape against a juvenile.
Charged with rape and unlawful transaction with a minor was 50-year old Donald Kramer of Gracey-Herndon Road. The arrest warrant from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says Kramer confessed to providing a 16-year old girl with alcohol and pills and then lying in bed with her after she fell asleep.
The victim told police she woke up to find Kramer making sexual contact with her. The alleged incident happened July 7th in Christian County.