A Hopkinsville woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving impaired with three unrestrained children in her vehicle.
The citations say 24-year old Megan Smith of Hopkinsville was pulled over on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 8:15pm when Deputy Eddie Frye saw her cross the center line and allegedly run a red light.
Deputy Frye writes he smelled a strong odor coming from the vehicle and that a K-9 detected the presence of drugs. A search of the car allegedly turned up marijuana.
Smith was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic offenses. She was also charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly allowing three small children to ride in the vehicle without child restraint devices.
A charge of promoting contraband was tacked on at the jail when staff allegedly found a bag of marijuana on her person.
Two area men were arrested on methamphetamine charges Friday after a traffic stop on North Drive.
Deputy Brandon Hawkins pulled over 39-year old Benjamin Duvall of Bremen around 9:15pm on North Drive, according to the citation, which says he had been swerving on the road.
A K-9 unit detected on the vehicle and police say they found 11.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 15 prescription pills in the car. Police also allege they found scales and other drug paraphernalia.
Duvall and his passenger, 25-year old Marcus Conrad of Madisonville, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in prescription pills and other drug offenses.
Significant damage was done to a Cayce Avenue home early Monday afternoon when it caught fire.
The first call went out around 12:30 of a blaze at 307 Cayce, according to the Hopkinsville Fire Department report, which says five trucks and 15 fire-fighters responded.
The fire orginiated in the laundry room and spread into the kitchen and into a bedroom and investigators believe a wall heater may have ignited some clothes in a basket to start the blaze.
An estimated 30-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the residence of Jessica Hart and 20-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to contents.
No one was injured and crews remained on the scene for about two hours.
One of the suspects wanted for the alleged theft of a trailer in Trigg County last July has been taken into custody.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Department arrested 20-year old Bridgett Davis of Dawson Springs and the Cadiz Police Department filed charges against her for felony theft.
Davis and 29-year old Brandon Keyes of Dawson Springs allegedly stole a utility trailer and contents from West Kentucky Door on Merchant Street in Cadiz. Police continue to seek Keyes and anyone knowing his whereabouts can contact Cadiz Police.
The Hopkinsville-Christian and Todd County Association of Realtors has announced the creation of an Employer-Assisted Housing Initiative.
The program will be called HOPE—short for Homeownership for Performing Employees—according to a news release that says it’s an innovative effort to work in partnership with government agencies, non-profit organizations, lenders and businesses to increase affordable homeownership opportunities.
Mayor Dan Kemp says home sales were up 17 percent in Christian County last year and he believes the program can help enhance real estate sales and help the community grow more.
The concept of the program is to offer education, counseling and financial assistance to those working full-time jobs who cannot afford to purchase their own house in the area where they work.
The news release says local realtors have already taken a class that qualifies them to work with employers who wish to offer the program to their employees. Anyone needing more information on the program should call 270-885-8365.