Retiring Todd County School system Superintendent Mike Kenner says he leaves with mixed emotions, but is excited to see what the future holds.
Interviewed after his final board meeting in that position Thursday night, Kenner said anyone would feel some sadness after retiring from a lifetime in education.
Kenner described his mood as more excited than anything and said he was thankful to have worked in nearly every aspect of education over the last three decades— including the last five as superintendent.
Kenner’s final day on the job will be June 30th and he will be replaced by Fulton County Instructional Supervisor Wayne Benningfield. We’ll have more from our interviews with Kenner and Benningfield in the coming days.
Kentucky State Police has released details on a motorcycle wreck in Trigg County from Saturday afternoon.
The report from KSP says the incident happened around 4pm on Military Road near Roaring Springs. 48-year old Sonja Hess of Clarksville was south on military road when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road into a ditch.
Ms. Hess was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of several broken bones. Police say she was wearing a helmet. The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the scene.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon for his second DUI in the last month following a wreck.
The arrest card says 35-year old Christopher Rudisill of Hopkinsville was observed to have been part of a wreck just before 3pm and attempted to drive away. He was pulled over by Hopkinsville Police at 801 E. 9th soon after the incident and officers say he smelled of alcohol.
Police say he failed field sobriety tests and that he blew a .172 on the breath test at the Christian County Jail—which is over twice the legal limit. No one was injured in the wreck and a record check on Rudisill’s license turned up they were suspended for a DUI last month.
He was charged with DUI, driving on a DUI suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.
A Madisonville man was arrested by Hopkinsville Police yesterday morning for allegedly using a professional stock car driver’s name to charge items to a local construction company’s account.
The report says 42-year old Steven Johnson of Madisonville allegedly charged nearly 39-hundred dollars worth of electrical components to the account of Boyd Construction at Cayce Mill Supply by identifying himself as “Mark Martin” and signing that name to the receipt.
Johnson allegedly got away with the crime three times before, but Caycee Mill called John Boyd of Hopkinsville yesterday morning around 11am after another order was called in under the Mark Martin name. Boyd told employees the transaction was not authorized.
Johnson was arrested around 11:40 yesterday morning and charged with two counts of theft by deception and one count of forgery and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Even after warning the public about when and where it would be held, Friday afternoon’s “Red Light Blitz” resulted in over two dozen citations Friday afternoon at a busy intersection.
Hopkinsville Police issued a news release broadcast and published by multiple media outlets that they would be placing four extra officers at North Drive and West 7th between 3 and 6pm Friday afternoon looking for any one violating traffic laws.
Most motorists must have forgot or never heard, because no fewer than 27 citations resulted from the operation. Most of the tickets were for seat belt violations, though there were several for children not being properly restrained. At least two drivers were cited for having their windows tinted too dark. A few of the drivers cited could also not provide proof of insurance.
Police have placed an extra focus on West 7th over the last year or so after studies showed it has a inordinate amount of wrecks and wrecks with injury.