A Clarksville man who pled guilty on two counts of aggravated burglary is accused of committing another crime shortly after being released from jail.
Clarksville Police say 18-year old Taivaun Marquise Bell of Bell Road is once again charged with aggravated burglary.
Police say sometime last night, a 30-year old man was asleep in his Ann Drive residence, when he heard someone knocking on his door and when he walked out his bedroom he saw a man inside his house, who immediately fled the scene and was found a short time later walking on Bell Road by officers.
The victim was able to positively identify Bell as the person who was inside his residence and a police K-9 was able to track Bell from the Ann Drive residence to the area where he was subsequently arrested.
Taivaun Bell is booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to be sentenced next month for his previous aggravated burglary charges.
School board chairman Barry Cornelius (right) introduces Marvin Welch.
The name of the only candidate in the running to become the next Superintendent of the Christian County public school system was released this morning—only 13 and a half hours before he could be formally hired.
In the interest of keeping the identity private, no one outside of school board members and superintendent search committee members would admit to having knowledge of the candidate’s identity prior to breakfast at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber of Commerce, where Madison County Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer Marvin Welch was introduced to community leaders.
Welch has been serving in his current capacities at the central office in Richmond for two years, with 10 years of prior experience in Greenup County as an Assistant Superintendent and principal and principal experience in Montgomery County.
He says Christian and Madison Counties have several traits in common.
Welch says Christian County is more diverse than Madison County, but he feels he’s equipped to help students of all backgrounds succeed and help this area continue to overcome the “achievement gap.”
Around 35 leaders in the community attended the meeting, where Welch answered tough and sometimes lengthy questions for over an hour. He then conducted no fewer than three media interviews following that session. He will continue his busy day with interviews, a public forum at 4pm at Christian County High School’s cafeteria and the final school board meeting tonight at 8:30 when he could be hired to replace Brady Link as soon as July 1st. Welch was also recently a finalist for the Superintendent position in Adair County.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber of Commerce President Carter Hendricks says the next school system superintendent will come in with plenty of positive momentum.
Hendricks says testing data shows Christian County as among the fastest improving districts in Kentucky—something he says bodes well for the school system.
There is likely no other school system in Kentucky with a program quite like the Rotary Scholars program and that is also an asset unique to Christian County, according to Hendricks.
The Chamber is also touting its “Partners in Education” program as an asset to the local school system that very few districts are fortunate enough to have. That program connects businesses and agencies together with schools to provide real-world learning opportunities that are usually also fun-filled.
Kentucky State Police have made a murder arrest in an incident that was originally presented as an accident.
A news release says KSP first received a call from Greenville Police Memorial Day evening just before 7 that a male had been brought into the Muhlenberg Community Hospital emergency room by his wife and step-son.
The victim, 65-year old Floyd Slaton of Greenville, was dead when troopers arrived. His wife and step-son, 64-year old Deanna Slaton and 39-year old Joel Allen of Greenville, told authorities that Slaton had fallen down stairs which caused severe injuries to his head.
The autopsy results indicate Slaton died from multiple, blunt force trauma to the head. Further investigation included executing a search warrant at the 1800 State Route 1473 home where the victim lived.
Police say that led them to arrest Allen on murder and tampering with evidence charges and Ms. Slaton on hindering the prosecution of a case and tampering with evidence charges.
KSP Detective Billy Sumner is the lead investigator and the suspects were lodged in Muhlenberg County Jail.
The Pennyrile Area Development District’s Annual Dinner is coming up Monday evening.
An email from the district says the 43rd annual meeting will be 6pm Monday at the Bruce Center and it will be sponsored by Planters Bank. As always, the Bill Bryan Memorial Award will be presented to some deserving person or persons in the nine-county area and musical entertainment will be provided by famed guitarist Eddie Pennington of Princeton.
Dubbed “The Funniest Man in America,” comedian James Gregory will provide the featured entertainment for the evening. Anyone who received an invitation who has not yet RSVP’ed is encouraged to do so as soon as possible.