The old Planters Bank building is being torn down to make way for the new Hopkinsville Municipal Center. Thanks to David Smith for providing the photo.
The victim of the Sunday morning murder in Oak Grove has been identified.
Christian County Coroner Doris Lamb says 20-year old Shannon Fairley of Hopkinsville was the man shot and killed around 3:20am at the Mapco gas station next to Wal-Mart.
Oak Grove Police say 22-year old Hersey Mitchell of Persimmon Court was arrested in Clarksville yesterday and will be extradited to Christian County on murder charges. A second victim, who has not been identified by police, was injured by gunfire and was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Fairley was one of the suspects charged in the June 2010 shooting incident at the Woodland Heights Apartments and was facing complicity to first degree assault and wanton endangerment charges. Police believe 22-year old Antonio Dooley of Clarksville was the man who pulled the trigger, but accused Fairley of pistol-whipping a third victim.
Hopkinsville Community College held a ribbon cutting and open house ceremony this morning to officially recognize the completion of the college’s agriculture building.
HCC President Jim Selbe told a large crowd that included Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, City Police Chief Guy Howie and Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble that today’s events marked a happy chapter for the local college.
The holiday season is months away, but that’s not stopping the Hopkinsville Police Department from planning ahead to ensure residents are safe from criminals looking to spoil the holiday cheer.
During last week’s monthly crime statistics review, Captain Michael Seis says there is always a spike in thefts right before Christmas.
Captain Seis says before the residents begin their shopping spree this year, he wants to remind them to never leave their homes or vehicles unlocked.
Gay Htoo Pway Htoo
A high speed pursuit in Christian County early Sunday morning ended with the arrest of a Texas man.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says Trooper Jeff Ayres observed a vehicle on I-24 west traveling 100 miles per hour around 2:30am. Trooper Ayres activated his emergency equipment in an effort to stop the vehicle, but the driver allegedly kept going.
The pursuit continued into Trigg County and ended at the 68 mile-marker, when 20-year old Gay Htoo of Amarillo, Texas and passenger 33-year old Pway Htoo of Iowa were arrested without incident.
Gay Htoo was charged with DUI, fleeing from police, reckless driving, speeding and no insurance. Pway Htoo was charged with public intoxication. Both men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.