The Christian County Board of Education held a special called meeting tonight to discuss and approve an annual renewable contract with the Christian County Health Department to continue providing school nurses.
In order to continue to have school nurses at the local school district, provided by the health department, the school board agreed to pay the health department a total of $245,000.
Board Chairman Barry Cornelius describes more information about the annual contract.
A ribbon cutting was held in Guthrie this afternoon for what will be the town’s only doctor’s office.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center and its sister corporation Fairview Physicians will open up Guthrie MD Monday morning with Doctor Bobby Green as the practicing physician.
Doctor Green, who lives in nearby Robertson County, Tennessee, said he just felt Guthrie was the right place and that now was the right time for him.
JSMC President and CEO Eric Lee said Todd County was already a major part of the hospital’s customer base and the new office just solidifies that relationship.
Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall thanked everyone in the packed building on U.S. 41 just inside the city limits for attending and asked them to patronize the office once it opens. Doctor Green says he has some appointments scheduled for next week but that he has openings and that patients can fill out their paperwork online.
Several local volunteer fire departments have been called to a very large field fire in the north part of the county.
The Crofton fire department was initially called to the area of 1563 Lewis Road just before 1pm and found a blaze spreading quickly. Units from Mannington, Northwest, Lacy, White Plains and Fairview have all assisted in trying to control the fire.
An ambulance was called to the scene around 3pm to treat a fire-fighter suffering heat exhaustion, though he would be okay. The excessively dry conditions and very hot weather have combined to make the area favorable for spreading wildfires.
The National Weather Service now says all of Christian and Todd County are in a severe drought and that parts of Trigg are in an exceptional drought.
Officials at Austin Peay State University are encouraging residents to further their education and sign up for upcoming courses with the Center for Extended and Distance Education.
Individuals who register early may receive a 10 percent discount on selected classes with pre-registration required for each course.
APSU will be offering classes in health and fitness, parenting and divorce and how to start up and finance a small business.
The Center offers over 300 new online classes that begin each month with each class lasting about six weeks.
For more information about taking online classes through APSU, contact (931)221-7816.
Due to the heightened fire danger with hot, dry weather forecasted for the coming days and no relief in sight, officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area just signed a temporary closure order banning open fires anywhere on the forest.
The temporary closure is effective immediately and will remain in effect until significant rainfall occurs.
Officials say fires contained in metal camp fire rings are still permissible and that visitors may also use contained camp stoves at their camp sites and are encouraged to check out the alerts and notices page on LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org.
Officials say the temporary closure was a result of the weather and the recent burn ban enacted in Trigg County.