Quarles named Todd assistant principal

Lee Quarles has been selected as the new assistant principal of Todd County Central High School in Elkton.

Quarles has been with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in the high school setting in Tennessee for more than 12 years and most recently was an exceptional education teacher at Kenwood High School in Clarksville. He spent two years as the alternative school principal/program director with the Catapult Learning Program.

Quarles has served in numerous leadership roles during his professional career.

He obtained a master's degree in special education from Lipscomb University in Nashville and a master's degree in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University, also in Nashville.

Quarles lives in Clarksville with his wife Lindsay and their two boys.

"I truly believe in the philosophy of servant leadership," Quarles said. "I am grateful and honored to join the TCCHS family. I look forward serving the students, faculty and the Todd County Central community."

Janice Mason Art Museum opens new exhibit

Janice Mason Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Bowling Green Kentucky artists Leslie Nichols, Michael Nichols and C. David Jones.

This exhibit is titled "About Face" and opened Tuesday. It will run through Aug. 3.

A public reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. July 6 at the museum, 71 Main St., Cadiz.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ag commissioner tapped for association

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected president of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture for 2019-20 during that group's annual conference this week.

"I am honored and humbled to be elected by my peers in the other southern state departments of agriculture," Quarles said. "This position will enable me to utilize Kentucky's positive relationship with the federal administration to benefit agriculture in Kentucky and the other member states. I look forward to representing Kentucky and the other southern states in discussions of national agriculture policy."

As president of the association, Quarles will host the organization's 2020 conference.

The association is made up of the commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In addition to his role as the association president, Quarles currently is second vice president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, a national organization of state agriculture officials who work together to develop policies that will grow and enhance American agriculture.

Neighbor convicted of assaulting Rand Paul sells his home

The neighbor convicted of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has sold his home next door to the senator.

Rene Boucher pleaded guilty last year to assaulting Paul. Paul also won a civil verdict against Boucher for more than $582,000 in January.

Court records in the civil case show Boucher sold his Bowling Green home in May and delivered the proceeds of the sale, about $482,000, to the court. The records say the money will be held in an account until the civil proceedings are resolved.

Paul testified during a three-day trial this year that he feared for his life after Boucher, an anesthesiologist, slammed into him in their upscale neighborhood in late 2017.

The jury awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus more than $7,800 for medical expenses.

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