The Cadiz Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.
A news release says the department received 18-thousand dollars to allow the department to equip each cruiser with a mobile data computer. Chief Hollis Alexander says almost all paperwork that is required to be completed by officers is done on a computer and that the mobile data terminals will allow the officer to take them wherever they go and complete their paperwork in a more timely manner.
The device will allow an officer to obtain vehicle and driver information in the field, to include stolen vehicles, wanted individuals or drivers who have no license or a suspended license.
Eight of the units will be purchased in the coming weeks and assigned to officers.
A Tennessee man was injured in a motorcycle wreck in Trigg County over the weekend.
Trigg County Sheriff says 52-year old Michael Grupka of Indian Mound, Tennessee was injured in the single-vehicle incident on New Hope Road Saturday afternoon.
Grupka was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Clarksville Police are investigating after a woman was robbed at a car wash Monday.
A news release says the incident happened around 4:40 at National Car Wash on Madison Street, when a 57-year old woman had just finished washing her car.
The victim said a man wearing a red bandana over his face approached her and demanded money. He reportedly made an indication as though he had a handgun, but never displayed it to the woman.
The woman attempted to flee on foot, but the suspect chased her and continued to demand money. Once she complied, he fled on foot toward a wooded area near the carwash.
Police used a K9 unit to comb the area, but were unable to find the suspect. Further investigation determined a gold Nissan Maxima had been in the bay next to the victim before the incident, but was never washed. Police believe the suspect waited until the car wash was mostly vacant before attempting the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male, medium height and build, with shoulder length dreadlocks and was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans. Anyone with information on the incident should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce say they are proud to announce that chamber membership continues to grow.
The chamber recently concluded its annual membership drive with 36 new members joining from September 4th through September 21st.
The local chamber now represents over 900 businesses and organizations throughout the region.
This year’s membership drive was led by Membership Drive Committee Chairperson, Traci Mason, Sales Manager at WHOP radio.
Vice-President of Membership Development and Public Relations, Deanna Yates was quoted as saying Ms. Mason’s involvement and focus on supporting volunteers, along with making her own contacts, was over the top and credited her for the recent success of adding new members.
The membership drive consisted of 5 teams and over 50 volunteers canvassing Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
The tops three winners for a membership drive competition were Kayla Augustinovich and her team who recruited 8 new members, Rachel Hudson- Spurlin and her team with 4 new members and Cindy Scholar and her team with 4 new members.
The Chamber Staff also had 20 new members to join during the drive.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that eight people died in eight separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, October 15th through Sunday.
State Police reported single fatality motor vehicle crashes occurring Christian, Clay,
Henderson, Laurel, Marshall, Ohio and Spencer Counties with four of the victims not wearing seat belts and two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police also reported that a pedestrian was struck and killed in Boyle County.
There were no fatal wreck reported in Trigg or Todd Counties during this time.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 568 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 25 less than what was reported for the same time period last year.