Christian County School System Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says the re-structuring of the central office is just one step toward her greater goal of student achievement.
Ms. Gemmill says she was more familiar with the “chief officer” system, as opposed to the assistant superintendent way of operating the previous administration utilized. More importantly, she says the re-structuring puts an emphasis on supporting the individual schools.
She says she was reassured in her own mind it was the right thing to do when several principals voiced a desire for more support from administrators in the central office.
The first day of school is August 15th in Christian County and Ms. Gemmill says she is looking forward to the students being in the buildings for the first time in her young administration.
Two females were severely injured in a vehicle versus moped wreck on North Main Street yesterday afternoon.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened around 4pm at the intersection with Glass Avenue, where 16-year old Jasmine Lacquia of Hopkinsville was southbound on her moped.
Police say 21-year old Samantha Lamb of Hopkinsville was attempting to make a left turn off Main onto Glass and failed to yield the right of way when she turned in front of oncoming traffic—with Ms. Lacquia not having time to avoid hitting the right front of the car’s bumper.
Lacquia and her passenger, 20-year old Isabella Lacquia of Hopkinsville, were thrown to the pavement and both would be flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where they are listed in critical condition.
Ms. Lamb went uninjured in the incident.
Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville was recently elected as chairman of a committee that oversees agriculture and rural development.
Senator Pendleton was elected as chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference at its 66th annual meeting that was held on Monday in Charleston, West Virginia and he was also appointed to the Policy Committee.
Senator Pendleton was quoted as saying that he felt honored to be elected chair of such an important committee and that his new role will not only provide him a greater opportunity to share ideas with his counterparts in other states, but also the concerns and issues facing the Commonwealth.
Senator Pendleton has served as vice-chair of the committee for the past couple of years, which some of the committee initiatives include rural housing, agricultural education, updates on international trade and agriculture, state actions on animal welfare and conservation and farmland preservation.
Thanks to the generosity of residents and Kentucky State Police, nearly 50 under privileged youths had the time of their lives during a recent summer retreat.
Last week, about 47 boys and girls from the Kentucky State Police Madisonville and Mayfield Post Districts attended Trooper Island Camp.
Prior to their departure for their week-long extravaganza, youths were treated to a cookout at the Madisonville Post, which was provided by Richard and LaNelle Gordon of Madisonville, Woodmen of the World Lodge #92 and Kroger of Madisonville.
State Police say during their week long stay on the island, the youths participated in numerous activities like swimming, canoeing, archery and fishing, just to name a few of the activities.
Trooper Island is located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line and was created in 1965 for underprivileged boys and girls between the ages 10 to 12 years old that would otherwise not have the chance to attend a summer camp.
State Police say about 700 youths from across the state attend the camp each year.
Kentucky State Police want to remind local citizens about a possible money scam that has been circulating.
State Police say in a recent incident, an unknown person called an individual and told them that a family member had been involved in some type of vehicle wreck and needed money wired to them.
Police say the caller then told the victim to withdraw $3,500 from their bank and go to Wal-Mart and wire it to an address in Athens Greece.
The latest incident occurred in Bowling Green, but state police want to ensure that Hopkinsville-Christian County residents and those living in surrounding counties don’t become the next victim.
KSP want to remind citizens to beware of these types of scams and to never wire money to strangers and to always double check with other family members when wiring money to a relative.