Hopkinsville Police investigated an armed robbery on Gray Fox Court Tuesday night.
Officer Chris Aldridge responded to 519 Gray Fox around 9:30, where 41-year old Claudia Montufar of Clarksville said she was in a vehicle with her boyfriend when he pulled out a knife and threatened to hurt her if she didn’t give him the ring she was wearing. The suspect also allegedly pressed her head up against the car window while he took the jewelry.
Ms. Montufar was able to get away after the incident and police say she complained of pain in her hand and had red marks on her skin. The suspect’s name is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
(Major General James McConville)
The parking space at the James E. Bruce Convention Center this afternoon was packed as hundreds of local dignitaries and top ranking military leaders gathered together to have lunch.
The Hopkinsville Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs hosted the annual Commander and Sergeant Major luncheon as part of Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell Week.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Director, Kensley McLellan, spoke about how the 9-11 attacks impacted her husband, who is a local soldier.
A man who served on the staff of the Pennyroyal Center for over three decades, including a stint as Executive Director, was killed this afternoon in a farming accident in northeastern Christian County.
Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell says 72-year old Tom Westerfield of Greenville Road was killed on a farm near the 9000 block of Greenville Road when he was thrown from an older-style tractor while bush-hogging. Sheriff Leavell says Westerfield apparently hit a small drainage ditch on the tractor that doesn’t have a cab, knocking him to the ground.
The tractor and disengaged bush hog ran over Westerfield, though he was still able to call 911 on his cell phone to say he had been injured. Dispatchers “pinged” his cell phone to pinpoint his location, but Sheriff Leavell says Westerfield was already dead when first responders arrived.
Westerfield served as Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Center from 1995 until 2002, but also spent time as Director for Administrative Services and Associate Executive Director. Westerfield was credited for significant progress made during his tenure, including establishing the 24 hour “RESPOND” center.
He also stayed busy following his retirement ten years ago, known to be active as a volunteer for a number of charities and at First Baptist Church where he was a member.
He is survived by six sons—State Senate candidate Whitney, Wesley, Charlie, Ben, Chris and Matthew and his wife Gina.
A large crowd gathered this morning in Hopkinsville at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 19-13 to honor and remember the selfless firefighters who lost their lives while saving others and the thousands of victims of the 9-11 tragedy.
Vietnam Veteran and Commander of the local VFW Post, John Brame says today’s ceremony was not about who attended the service, but a way for people to remember what happened in the past.