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.
Hopkinsville Police Information Officer Paul Ray says unlocked vehicles are the targets of local car thieves.
A news release says Hopkinsville Police are currently investigating thefts from vehicles over the past two weeks in residential areas across the city.
All of the vehicles were unlocked and the police department asks drivers to make sure their vehicles are locked and valuables removed, including cell phones, GPS systems and purses.
Officers are increasing surveillance in residential areas, with citizens encouraged to call 9-1-1 if they spot suspicious activity in their area.
A single vehicle crash on U.S. 68 in Trigg County yesterday afternoon sent an elderly woman to the Trigg County Hospital.
Injured in the 4 p.m. mishap was 79-year old Diana Wales of Cadiz, who was wearing her seat belt when her car left 68 near its intersection with Kentucky 272 and struck a tree.
Ms. Wales was wearing her seat belt, according to the report from State Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard.