Hopkinsville Police recently took two reports of stolen vehicles and have made one arrest.
Charged with felony theft is 31-year old Joel Boyles of Hopkinsville, who allegedly took a 1996 Chevy Blazer valued at 25-hundred dollars from 26-year old Kristina Moore of Gilbert, Arizona Wednesday night.
The alleged theft happened on Dawson Springs Road and Boyles was arrested a short time later at 1529 West 7th Street, according to the arrest card. Boyles was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Meanwhile, a suspect is listed on a vehicle theft report from yesterday morning on West 2nd Street, where 47-year old Jeffrey Caldwell of Hopkinsville told police someone took a 1965 Chevy Impala belonging to him.
The car turned up at Transtar Recycling and Auto Parts, where the alleged perpetrator had taken it for cash. The vehicle was recovered and the investigation continues.
Governor Steve Beshear was in his hometown of Dawson Springs yesterday afternoon, where a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for part of an important project.
To continue to bring what was the Western Kentucky Parkway to interstate standards, the State Highway 109 interchange must be reconstructed. Governor Beshear pointed out that interchange was one of the many toll locations when the parkway was constructed.
Dawson Springs Mayor Jenny Sewell thanked the Governor for his efforts in bringing the local and overall project to fruition and said having Interstate 69 nearby will hopefully mean big things for the Hopkins County town.
The interchange project will cost about five million dollars and is part of the overall Interstate 69 project that will take the highway from the Ohio River in Henderson to the Tennessee border in Fulton County.
Governor Steve Beshear is asking Kentuckians to observe a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy declared Friday, December 21st, a day of mourning, and Connecticut citizens will be observing a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. that day.
Governor Malloy has asked that other states join in this remembrance with houses of worship and other buildings with bells are encouraged to sound them 26 times – one ring for each of the 20 children and six adults that were killed at the school.
The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time throughout Kentucky.
Governor Beshear previously directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of the victims of the shooting and encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority offices and the landfill will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
Officials say residential routes will begin Monday, December 24th at 5 a.m. and all routes will be completed and Tuesday’s routes will be one day delayed.
Tuesday’s routes will be services on Wednesday and end with Friday routes being serviced on Saturday.
The same scheduled will be implemented for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.
The Landfill will be open on regularly scheduled hours of 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 29th.
Residents with questions about the holiday scheduled are encouraged to call 270-887-6245.
Hopkinsville said goodbye to a radio legend this morning, when funeral services were held for longtime WHOP News Director Jim Love.
The crowd gathered to remember Love spilled into an “overflow” room and it was hard to see just how far back the procession went as it made the drive from Hughard and Beard Funeral Home to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.
WHOP General Manager Mike Chadwell said what all of Hopkinsville and western Kentucky wanted to say when he thanked Jim’s family for the countless hours their father and husband was away from home while bringing listeners the information they needed.
Chadwell also talked about Jim’s love for the Chicago Cubs and told the funny story of when Love mailed a letter to legendary Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray critiquing his broadcasts, only to receive the letter back with not-so-friendly comments by Caray in the margins.
Christian County Attorney and longtime friend Mike Foster said he and Jim shared a love for the game of golf. He said Jim’s ability to enjoy the day no matter how he played was a lesson to him.
Former WHOP Early Bird Show co-host and longtime friend Ann Petrie remembered Jim’s professionalism in reporting the news over four decades. She said that while his friends and loved ones grieve, they can take solace in the fact his painful battle with cancer is over.
Former WHOP employee Dale Mitchell spoke at the graveside services and said if Jim was your friend once, he’d always be your friend.
The graveside services featured full military honors and the procession was escorted by no fewer than a dozen cruisers from the Hopkinsville Police and Christian County Sheriff’s Department.
Jim is survived by his wife Cheryl, daughters Amy Colley and Jennifer Folz and son Bobby. He was 68-years old.