A former Clarksville Sunday School teacher was indicted by a Montgomery County Grand Jury this week for alleged sexual contact with a child at the church.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 22-year old Christopher Ryan Crossno of Bret Drive was indicted on one count of aggravated sexual battery. The alleged victim was a six-year old female and the alleged incident happened in a Sunday School class at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Trenton Road on November 18th.
It was the same church where former Youth Minister 28-year old Jonathan Tyler Giles of Clarksville was charged with inappropriately touching at least three girls in the youth group three years ago.
Giles was arrested in June of 2009 and charged with three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure. Giles would later plead guilty to the statutory rape charges.
Officials with the Pennyrile Solid Waste Management Authority met this afternoon to discuss several options in whether or not curbside recycling was feasible in the City of Hopkinsville.
David Gibbs with Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority spoke about the different systems available to collect and sort recyclable materials.
A UHA alum who graduated from Harvard University has been named Head of School at a prestigious facility in Louisville.
University Heights Academy graduate James White was named to that position at Louisville Collegiate School and the move becomes effective in July. White was named one of three finalists out of an initial national pool of 40 candidates in November.
The nationally-recognized facility is a preschool through 12th grade facility on Glenmary Avenue in Louisville.
White earned his Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Government and Education from Harvard before obtaining his Doctorate in Education from Arizona State University.
Officials have announced plans for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorations in Christian and Todd Counties.
The first event will be Saturday, January 19th when the annual “I have a Dream Too” program will be hosted at Means Avenue Baptist Church in Hopkinsville from 5 until 7pm.
The speakers will be Jovante Mohone and Keith Mahone, Jr. Anyone wanting more information on that program should call Reverend C.R. Miller or Shana McCombs at 498-9627.
First Street Baptist Church in Hopkinsville will host the annual Sunday program on January 20th at 2pm, with music to be provided by the church choir and the speaker to be Reverend Darvin Adams of Hopkinsville who now pastors Phillips Temple CME Church in Toledo, Ohio.
This year’s Todd County Martin Luther King Commemoration will be Sunday, January 20th in the Todd County High School Auditorium at 3pm. The speaker will be Jefferson Davis State Park Manager Ron Sydnor, who became the first African-American to hold that position nearly three years ago.
Music will be provided by church choirs in Todd County and the theme is “You and I Keeping the Dream Alive.”
Organizer Lisa Lewis Balboa says there will also be a banner contest sponsored by the Todd County Standard. It’s open to all children and youth groups in Todd County and winners will receive a cash reward. Anyone with questions about the Todd County activities should call Ms. Balboa at 270-954-3004.
The annual Hopkinsville-Christian County NAACP Monday commemoration march will be that Monday morning at 10am beginning at the Boys and Girls Club. The church service will be hosted at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on East 4th Street following the march. Hopkinsville native Pastor Marvin Barner, who now ministers in Evansville, will be the featured speaker.
An anonymous tip from the public helped Hopkinsville Police find and arrest a Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the week yesterday.
Officer Roger Stephens followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip and arrested 35-year old Arunya Williams of Pembroke at 303 Lewis Street in Hopkinsville just before 6pm.
Ms. Williams had been wanted on probation violation charges. She had been placed on probation following a 2008 conviction on assault, child abuse and drug charges.
Crime Stoppers Coordinator Officer Paul Ray says the tipster will receive a cash reward.