Most school systems in Western Kentucky have missed somewhere close to 15 days due to winter weather this year and those districts are hoping the General Assembly will extend some type of forgiveness for at least some of those days.
First District State Senator Stan Humphries of Trigg County is the Vice Chair of the Education Committee and says he's well aware how hard it is to educate students when summer vacation would normally be underway.
Senator Humphries says he's been contacted by several people hoping a forgiveness bill in the House will pass both chambers and be signed by Governor Steve Beshear.
If no days are forgiven, every local public school system in the area will be in session well into the month of June.
A Madisonville woman has been charged with misusing money from a youth basketball league.
Kentucky State Police say 49-year old Mia Higens of Madisonville was the treasurer for the Hopkins County Central All-American Basketball Association and the bank account was under her exclusive control.
The investigation began earlier this year when KSP was contacted by the Hopkins County Attorney's Office about suspicious spending activity in the years of 2011, 2012, and 2013.
It was discovered that several improper expenditures were made, including the purchase of clothes, toys, gourmet food, diet pills and other items that would not be used in the operation of a non-profit, youth basketball league.
Higens was charged with misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
Shots were fired on Amanda Drive in Hopkinsville early Wednesday morning after a resident caught a man stealing speakers from his vehicle.
Noble Skinner, Jr. of Hopkinsville told city police he saw the suspect in his front yard standing near the vehicle around 2:30. When Skinner approached him, the suspect fired multiple gunshots in the immediate vicinity of where Skinner was standing.
No one was injured and the two stolen car speakers were recovered. The perpetrator is described as an approximately 20-year old white male, standing about 6-3 and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie with the hood over his head and a cap over his hood.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating after someone broke into a Durrett Avenue home and took property Wednesday.
The burglary happened sometime between 5:30 and 3:30, according to the report, which says the perpetrator used force to get inside 1427 Durrett Avenue. About $2,500 worth of property belonging to Demetrus Grinter of Hopkinsville was taken, including a flat screen television, a ring and six watches.
The report says it appeared the perpetrator may have entered through a bedroom window and no suspects are named.
The suspect accused of shooting a man on West 7th Street last month has been extradited back to Christian County.
Hopkinsville Police picked up 29-year old Timothy Jerome Brown of Hopkinsville at the Montgomery County Jail in Clarksville Wednesday morning and brought him back to the Christian County Jail, where he is lodged on a $1 million bond.
Brown is charged with attempted murder for the February 23rd incident in the parking lot of the Pit Stop bar on West 7th. Brown allegedly shot 28-year old Robert Fleming of Hopkinsville in the abdomen and fled the scene.
Fleming was able to identify the person who shot him as Brown to a hospital nurse and to the individuals who took him from the scene to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Fleming would later be transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Brown was served with additional warrants for contempt of court, failing to appear in court on robbery and assault charges and an additional count of fourth degree assault.