Disaster preparedness and appointing officers were just two topics discussed during today’s Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council’s quarterly meeting.
The corps council re-elected Dan Nicholson as chairman and says he is thrilled to be abled to continue his efforts in serving the community.
Local officials from around the region then spoke about ongoing efforts to prepare residents of disasters, especially during the winter, when power is likely to go out.
Nicholson says residents can do simple things right now to prepare for disasters, like creating a kit containing essential items like food, water, blankets, batteries, flash lights and medicines.
For more information about the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council or how you can prepare for a possible disaster, contact Dan Nicholson at 270-498-6221.
Christian County Public School officials have named another student of the month.
School officials named Millbrooke Elementary School student Riley Fort at this month’s student of the month.
According to officials, the 5th grader was chosen based on academics, work ethic, attendance and attitude.
Her favorite subjects in school are social studies, writing and reading and officials say aside from her dedication to school, she likes to sing and act.
Fort was selected by Millbrooke Elementary School Principal, Anissa Hendricks.
An Oak Grove man was treated at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Saturday evening after accidentally shooting himself while playing with a gun.
The report from the sheriff’s office says Deputy Brandon Hawkins and Detective Ed Stokes were called to the hospital just after 8:30 after officials there reported a patient with a gunshot wound.
The victim is identified as 19-year old Rekeno Williams of 1335 Hugh Hunter Road, whose sister told police her brother was in his room playing with the gun when she heard a shot go off. She asked him if he was okay and he said he’d shot himself.
The sister wrapped the wound and took him to the hospital. Williams reportedly said he was having problems getting the gun to fire until it went off.
The sister said she didn’t want the gun in her home anymore and it was taken by police into evidence.
Clarksville Police have identified the pedestrian who was killed on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard last night.
The incident happened around 7pm, according to police, who say 53-year old Charles Andrew Parcham of Nashville was walking on the roadway when 54-year old John Taylor of Elkton was northbound and attempted to change from the left to center lane and struck Parcham.
Police say it appears Parcham was walking west in the center lane on the northbound side when he was struck by Taylor’s van. Parcham was pronounced on the scene.
Clarksville police detective Melissa Spielhagen is the lead investigator and anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call her at 931-645-8477. No charges have been filed and toxicology reports are pending.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday morning after refusing to let fire-fighters into his apartment where smoke was coming out of a window.
The incident happened at 2907 South Virginia Street just after 11am, where two trucks and 11 fire-fighters responded to the report of smoke. When they arrived, 55-year old Dwight Snorton of the residence allegedly told fire-fighters they couldn’t come in.
Hopkinsville police responded and told Snorton to take the firemen to the source of the smoke, which turned out to be the oven where he had attempted to warm up a pizza still inside its box.
Police also reportedly saw marijuana inside the home in addition to paraphernalia. Snorton was arrested for obstructing governmental operations, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and lodged in the Christian County Jail.