A Hopkinsville man was arrested on attempted arson charges last night for allegedly attempting to set his girlfriend’s mobile home on fire.
Witnesses told police that 21-year old Lucas Todd Miller set a piece of paper on fire at 7 Middle Street and said he was going to “burn the place down.” One witness chased him out of the trailer, with Miller dousing the paper in a bathroom sink before fleeing the scene.
Officers caught up to Miller a short time later and charged him with third degree attempted arson charges. Police say they found the paper that Miller had set on fire.
It looks like a new principal will be in place at North Drive Middle School sooner, rather than later.
The North Drive Middle School Site Base Decision Making Council will meet on Friday morning to select a new principal.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at North Drive Middle School at 11:15 a.m.
The Christian County Board of Education will be holding a special called meeting tomorrow night.
This is the first school board meeting where newly appointed Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill will be in attendance.
School board members will likely discuss and vote on a contract for the semi-professional football team called the Outlaws to use Stadium of Champions on July 14th and July 21st and Christian County Middle School for the remainder of the games.
School board members will then discuss and vote on the second reading of the school district’s code of acceptable behavior and central office administrative structure.
The special called meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. at Central Office.
Nashville Police are being credited for locating a Clarksville runaway, who is now safe at home with family.
17-year old Crystal Leann Gilliland was located by Metro Police Tuesday night after she left her 450 Appleton Drive residence on June 16th.
Clarksville Police say Gilliland initially told her parents that she was going to a friend that lived locally, but later called her family from a Nashville number and refused to return home.
Gilliland claimed to be visiting a friend named Teddy Shaw at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Emergency responders from two counties responded to a single-vehicle wreck between Fairview and Elkton this morning.
The incident happened just before 11am about two and a half miles east of Fairview on U.S. 68-80 in the westbound lanes. Initial reports indicated at least one person was trapped in the wreckage.
Members of the Todd and Christian County Rescue Squads responded to the scene, along with an Air-Evac helicopter and the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.
Christian County rescue squad Chief Randy Graham says two people sustained minor injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
Further complicating matters was a stuck elevator at the Jefferson Davis Monument that left three tourists trapped about ten feet from the top. The Fairview Fire Department and Todd County Rescue Squad had just been notified of the monument incident when the wreck occurred.
We’ll have further details on the accident as they become available.