Officials with Christian County Public Schools released information today concerning back to school registration for the upcoming school year.
Any student entering Christian County Public Schools for the first time, as well as students entering the 6th grade will need to have school physical and up-to-date immunization record completed on a Kentucky form.
In an effort to make things easy for local parents, the Christian County Health Department has scheduled an opportunity for parents and caregivers to make an appointment and receive these services on Tuesday, July 31st.
For more information contact the health department at 887-4160.
In addition, to enroll a child in kindergarten, state law mandates that the student must be five years old by October 1st.
Required documents to register a child in kindergarten includes an official birth certificate, an up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate, a second MMR, complete Hepatitis B series, a chicken pox vaccination, a physical examination completed on a Kentucky form, an eye examination by an eye doctor, a dental screening and a copy of a social security card.
The first day of school in Christian County is August 15th and for a copy of the 2012-13 school calendar and school supplies list, parents are urged to go to www.christian.kyschools.us.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery from early this afternoon.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says an adult male victim was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male suspect outside in the 1700 block of South Campbell Street around 12:05.
The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s money. Officer Ray says more details will be released with the official report.
The owner of Pizza Roma has a trial date in August after a large amount of synthetic drugs were found this April in his business.
40-year old Luther Anderson of Woodlawn, Tennesee is represented by attorney David Rye and has a trial date of August 10th at 9am according to officials at the Justice Center.
Anderson, who also owns the Adult Toy Box in Oak Grove, has already had two court dates where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and the tentative trial date was set. Anderson’s troubles began April 24th when Hopkinsville Police served a search warrant at Pizza Roma on North Drive and allegedly found over 90-thousand dollars worth of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A similar search warrant was executed several days later at his Oak Grove store. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office served a summons to Anderson June 14th.
Anderson has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove and Hopkinsville Police saying he believes their search was done illegally.
Officials with Christian County Public Schools and Hopkinsville Community College are encouraging area parents to register their children to attend an enrichment camp this summer.
Club Invention is a 4-day long summer camp with lots of hands of activities intended to encourage youths to think outside of the box.
Associate Dean of Continuing Education at HCC, Carol Kirves says the summer camp is a great way for students to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Associate Dean Kirves goes more in depth about the program.
For parents interested in registering their children for Club Invention are asked to contact 270-707-3750.
The Christian County Cares 20-15 Vision Plan Committee has released the results of the recent Community Perception Survey.
Just over 200 people responded to the survey that asked questions about safety, economic opportunity and other aspects of living in Christian County.
The results were mostly positive, including 90 percent of responders saying they are proud to live in Christian County. Vision plan director Yasamin Ausenbaugh says pride in community and a feeling of safety were positives that stuck out to her.
One area that wasn’t so positive was when residents were asked if they feel there are enough job opportunities in Christian County. Seventy-two percent said there are not enough jobs.
About 91 percent said they feel safe living in Christian County, 75 percent feel safe walking in downtown Hopkinsville, 90 percent feel safe walking in their own neighborhood and 67 percent feel safe allowing their children to play unattended in their own neighborhood.
Over half of respondents do not believe there are enough recreational activities for adults, children or families and 85 percent say they would consider recommending Christian County as a place to raise a family.