SRO’s hired for Todd County elementary schools

There will be a school resource officer in each Todd County public school in the upcoming school year as the positions have been funded and the officers have been hired.

Sheriff Tracy White told fiscal court Friday morning that former Todd County deputy and Montgomery County resource officer Kenrick Harris will return and they also hired Chris Driskell, who has law enforcement experience with the military and with Veterans Affairs.

Harris is a licensed DARE instructor, so he will spend one semester at each school to teach the drug abuse prevention program in both buildings.

Sheriff White says he’s proud for Todd County to have an officer in each school.

The officers are thanks to a partnership between the sheriff’s office, county government and the school system. There are already officers at the middle and high school.

Meanwhile, fiscal court approved a resolution to accept $1.1 million from the state for further improvements to Old Railroad Lane at Novelis in Guthrie, with Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield saying the turning lane will be extended to where a new entrance to the expanding plant will be located.

In other action, magistrates agreed to spend up to $1,300 and to commit labor, equipment and some supplies to help the Allensville Volunteer Fire Department install a ‘dry hydrant’ that will be able to get water out of a creek near KY 102.