The City of Hopkinsville is reminding area residents to join elected officials next week for a ceremonial ground breaking for the city’s proposed multi-million municipal building project.
Officials will break ground on Tuesday, September 18th at 5:15 p.m. at the downtown building with Mayor Dan Kemp to likely offer remarks about the proposed $8.2 million project.
The project is expected to take about two years to complete and once finished, the newly revamped building will be occupied by the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says he is disappointed that a newly released report on the August jobs numbers is dismal.
Congressman Whitfield says even though there was a minor decease in unemployment across the U.S. he says the recent report is just another example of President Barack Obama’s failed economic policies.
Congressman Whitfield also says it’s unacceptable that the unemployment rate has remained at or over 8 percent for 43 straight months.
Congressman Whitfield added that he felt it was time for Americans to take a stand and take action and that it was time rein in the over-regulation being imposed by the EPA and for President Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport synthetic crude oil from Canada to multiple locations in the U.S.
First introduced in 2008, President Obama postponed the final decision concerning the proposed extension until 2013.
The Hopkins County Grand Jury this week indicted a man on robbery, burglary and sodomy charges.
42-year old Timothy Britton was indicted Thursday on those charges after the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and other local law enforcement agencies began investigating a series of three home invasion style robberies with one of the victims being sexually assaulted in the Hanson area.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with KSP began their investigation into the incidents in February with the Madisonville Police Department also investigating similar calls.
In July, the Madisonville Police Department arrested Britton in reference to one of their cases and while working together with the sheriff’s office and KSP, Britton was connected to other crimes after the two agencies reviewed similarities in their criminal cases.
He was indicted on 4 counts of robbery, 1 count of burglary, and 1 count of sodomy.
(Raymond Romero) (John Abraham) (Dakota Ebel)
Clarksville Police say a man’s quick thinking landed three robbery suspects behind bars early this morning.
Police say around 12:30 am, two 18 year old men went to 7-63 Needmore Road to visit a friend and when they got out of the vehicle, they were approached by three men, now identified as 21-year old Raymond Romero, 18-year old John Abraham and 18-year old Dakota Ebel, who then forced the two 18-year old men to go to the Needmore Road residence to determine if their friend was home.
The individual the suspects were looking for was not at the residence, but his father answered the door and that’s when police say Romero, Abraham and Ebel entered the home and held a knife to the father’s head and told him to call his son.
Police say instead of calling his son, the father dialed 9-11 and acted as though he was explaining the situation to his son while one of the robbers searched through the house for valuables.
At some point, police say the suspects realized he called 9-11 and fled the home in a red hatchback vehicle.
A short time later, officers located suspects in the Needmore Road area and during questioning all three suspects admitted to their involvement in the robbery.
The three suspects were all charged with aggravated robbery and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail with each of their bond’s set at $50,000.
While the nation is set to honor the victims of the 9-11 attacks next week, Governor Steve Beshear is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to remember a Fort Campbell soldier who was killed in action last month.
Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of 20-year old Private First Class Patricia Horne of Greenwood, Mississippi.
Private First Class Horne died August 24th in Bagram, Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, she was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.