The Clarksville Police Department is taking to the skies when it comes to crime fighting.
The police department recently unveiled a high tech mobile surveillance system, called Skywatch in an effort to get a bird’s eye view of certain areas within the city.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll explains more details about the high tech system, which recently debuted during the city’s annual Rivers and Spires Festival.
Anyone who may have graduated this spring with a teaching degree or any teacher who is just looking for work will likely want to attend a local job fair tomorrow.
The Christian County Public School System is holding a teacher job fair at the district office on Glass Avenue from 9am until noon.
District spokesperson Heather Aubin says applicants should bring their resume’ and be prepared to discuss anticipated opportunities with principals of Christian County schools.
The man injured in a single-vehicle wreck in north Christian County yesterday morning remains hospitalized in Evansville.
Officials at St. Mary’s Hospital say 43-year old Michael Way of Russellville is in critical condition after being flown there from the scene of a wreck about four miles north of Crofton on Poole Mill Road around 6:30 Thursday morning.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says Way was westbound when he veered off the right side of the road and over-corrected crossing the roadway and striking a dirt embankment on the left side of the road.
Way’s vehicle over-turned, trapping him inside until the Christian County Rescue Squad could cut him free. Way was able to tell police he thought a blown out tire could have caused the accident, but all four tires were still inflated when the vehicle was turned upright.
Police do not believe alcohol or drugs to be a factor in the incident.
The annual Click It or Ticket campaign will ramp up next week and local law enforcement agencies will be participating.
WHOP News has already received news releases from the Hopkinsville, Clarksville and Elkton Police Departments, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police saying they plan to do extra work to find and cite drivers not wearing a seat belt.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says his department participates every year in hopes of saving lives.
Chief Marklin says there is zero tolerance for those not buckled in, and that you will get a ticket if caught.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety promotes the program as part of a national initiative to crack down on people not complying with the seat belt law, but Chief Marklin says his goal isn’t to write tickets—it’s to save lives.
Another big day is planned for Little River Days in downtown Hopkinsville today.
City of Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Director McIntyre gives the rundown on today’s activities.
All of the entertainment is free of charge.