The Hopkinsville Police Department has arrested two 13-year-olds and charged them with terroristic threatening for writing a bomb threat note at North Drive Middle School. Police arrested the boys yesterday afternoon after a teacher and a student found the note in the school hallway. Both confessed to school staff on scene and again at the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Murray State University’s Homecoming festivities will include a celebration for reaching a 70 million-dollar capital campaign goal and the dedication of the newly named College of Business and hall of benefactors. The newly renamed Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business holds a reception and dedication Friday starting at 1:30 pm in the lobby. Following that will be the dedication of Heritage Hall, which will house the Hall of Benefactors and several university offices. MSU Alumnus Jesse. D. Jones made gifts allowing the construction of Heritage Hall.
Inaccurate reporting of testing scores from McCracken County’s adult education program has allowed West Kentucky Community and Technical College to get more money from the Commonwealth than it was qualified to receive. Kentucky adult education officials found student testing practices at WKCTC were not in compliance with state and federal policies and established ethical standards. Kentucky’s Adult Education agency requires the programs it funds to administer tests establishing a baseline education level teachers can plan around.
The Kentucky Board of Education recognized two West Kentucky educators for their outstanding leadership and promotion of learning in the commonwealth. The KBE awarded former Murray State President Kern Alexander and McNabb Elementary principal Gregory Ross the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award at their meeting yesterday. McNabb Elementary teacher Julie Gargus nominated Ross, saying he embodied the best qualities of teaching. Michael Buckman nominated Alexander, praising his long involvement in public education.
Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn will address the campus today for his 2012 State of the University. Dunn's remarks will focus on what he calls “The Three Prongs of Murray State University's Future.” How involved Dunn will be in that future is uncertain at this point; the president just returned from an on-campus interview for the top position at Missouri State University in Springfield. The address takes place in the Wrather Museum Auditorium at 3 pm.