The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a local restaurant.
Deputies were called to the S&J Café around 4:30 Tuesday morning after someone called about a possible burglary in progress.
The owners of the business were on the scene when police arrived and had found the cash register opened, the office in disarray, and packaged meet lying on the floor next to the open meat cooler.
Sandra Adams of Pembroke told police she believed the perpetrator had pried open a side door. The suspect got away with a 400 dollar pistol and 120 dollars in rolled change.
Nearly three thousand dollars worth of property was stolen from Industrial Hydraulics of Hopkinsville Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
Deputy Wade Connell responded to the Pembroke Road business after co-owner Thomas Martin arrived to find someone had broke a lock on an overhead door to get inside.
The perpetrator ransacked three offices and got away with two tool boxes, a 32-inch television and DVD player, a laptop computer, a Visa card and 46 dollars in cash and change.
The burglary is believed to have happened between 5pm Monday and 7:30am Tuesday. No suspects are listed on the report.
Clarksville Police have determined a fatal house fire earlier this month was accidental.
The blaze happened around 11pm on November 5th and claimed the life of 80-year old Carolyn Hinton—who was found non-responsive by firefighters.
An investigation involving the police and fire departments determined the source of the fire was two burners on an electric range.
Republican Whitney Westerfield will be the state senator for Christian, Todd and Logan County when the General Assembly convenes in January after Senator Joey Pendleton confirmed this morning that he won’t request a recount.
Senator Pendleton says the lack of change in numbers from the recanvas made the decision easy for him.
Senator Pendleton thanked his supporters for the last two decades in the upper chamber and said he looks forward to the days ahead.
The margin of victory for Westerfield remained at 297 votes after the tallies in all three counties were confirmed by the recanvas.
The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division has begun with a holiday season saturated patrol campaign.
A news release says patrols will be focused in high collision areas in an effort to reduce the number of fatal wrecks—which have traditionally spiked in the days before and after Thanksgiving.
The officers will be targeting any driving infractions by drivers of tractor-trailers or those driving near commercial vehicles. The extra patrols will be on the road until December 1st.
CVE is encouraging motorists to always be aware of their driving behaviors and to report any unsafe drivers by calling Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous, but should be prepared to give a detailed description of the offending vehicle, location, direction of travel and license plate number.