At-risk youths in Clarksville will have another place to seek guidance in getting their life on track.
The City of Clarksville recently announced that a mentoring program, called Dream Catchers will begin Tuesday, January 22nd at the Burt-Cobb Center from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. with participants to meet weekly.
Officials say at-risk youths, ages 13 to 17-years old will be in a small group atmosphere and due to the sensitive nature of the topics covered in this program, a parental consent form must be signed in order for the youths to participate in the program.
In addition to small group sessions, officials say there will be presentations made by several guest speakers that will discuss how teens can make healthy and informed decisions, stay away from drugs and reach their potential.
For more information about the Dream Catchers youth mentoring program, contact the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department at 931-645-7476.
Rep. Kenny Imes is the only new local member of the State House
The Kentucky General Assembly is officially in session after the gavel dropped in Frankfort this afternoon.
Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton administered the oath of office to all representatives soon after noon eastern time.
The local contingent in the House is mostly the same as last year, with the exception of portions of Trigg County where Kenny Imes represents the northwestern part of the county and all of Calloway. Representative John Tilley represents the rest of Trigg County.
Representatives Tilley, Myron Dossett and Brent Yonts represent Christian County and Representative Martha Jane King represents Todd and Logan Counties.
The local contingent in the State Senate is completely different from last year, as State Senator Whitney Westerfield now represents Christian, Todd and Logan Counties—while Senator Stan Humphries represents Trigg and many other western Kentucky Counties. Four days of the session this week will be used mostly for administrative matters.
Christian Fiscal Court made short work of a rather routine agenda this morning and approved the annual budget for the Sheriff’s Department.
Magistrates unanimously passed the 3.2 million dollar spending plan, which Sheriff Livy Leavell says requires less taxpayer dollars than it did last year.
Sheriff Leavell says one factor he obviously can’t control is the cost of fuel and that makes the budget-making process difficult every year.
Employees of the Sheriff’s Office will receive a cost of living raise and nine police vehicles will be replaced with money in the budget.
Court also approved the budget for the County Clerk and approved appointments to the Christian County Water District and Solid Waste Authority boards. District 6 Magistrate Jack Lackey once again voiced his displeasure with what he says is a lack of eastern Christian County residents on the Water District Board, but voted in favor of the measure nonetheless.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program has gotten off to a fast start in Christian County—even quicker than organizers had expected.
Promoter Dianne Wood says only small efforts have been made to recruit parents of children ages zero through five to sign up for the one free age-appropriate book per month in the mail, but they are already more than a third of the way to their goal of 2,000 participants.
Christian County residents wanting to sign up their child for the program can do so at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, on the library website or at a number of locations in the county.
An anonymous donor helped get the program started and fundraising efforts will be needed in the future to keep it going.
Clarksville Police are investigating after a deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint Monday night.
The report from Officer Joshua Smith says a deliveryman for Chopsticks on Madison Street was making a delivery at 501 East Union Street just after 7pm when a black male wielding a small black and silver handgun approached him and demanded his cash and food.
The perpetrator got away with between 60 and 80 dollars in cash and 40 dollars worth of food. A K-9 unit was brought to the area, but the suspect was never located.