A local woman was arrested last week for allegedly forcing her children to live in filth.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to 70 Peach Street by social workers, who believed two young children were living in dangerous conditions. The police report says the three-bedroom trailer was covered in garbage and rotting food.
The walls and ceiling were reportedly covered in food splatter, feces and urine. Police say knives were imbedded in rotting food in the children’s rooms with the sharp side up.
The report says there was no food in the trailer that wasn’t rotting and that maggots were everywhere. Arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment was 29-year old Cynthia Cole of Peach Street. She was also served with a warrant for failure to appear in court on traffic violations.
Cole remains in the Christian County Jail on six thousand dollars. The children were removed from the home.
A former Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week was arrested Saturday night.
Arrested at 1201 Cates Street just after 10pm Saturday was 28-year old Decole Latrell Love of Hopkinsville. He was served with warrants for second degree escape, flagrant non-support, failure to appear in court and contempt of court. Police found Love after someone called the ECC saying he was causing a disturbance in the street and trying to start a fight.
He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Republicans in the state senate will meet tomorrow to choose their leaders for the upcoming session and State Senator-Elect Whitney Westerfield says he believes all of the candidates have the best interest of Kentucky in mind.
The recently elected Westerfield wouldn’t say who he is voting for when the Republican Caucus meets, but did say he’s met with all of the major players seeking a spot in leadership.
The session will begin without longtime Senate President David Williams, who accepted an appointment by Governor Steve Beshear to a judgeship in his district. Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester and Senator Bob Leeper of Paducah are two of the primary candidates to replace him.
Westerfield says Williams’ reputation across the state—deserved or not—may have sometimes been an obstacle to progress that won’t be there any longer.
Senate Republicans will also choose a floor leader and Senate president pro-tem. Incumbent president pro-tem Katie Stine is expected to keep that position unopposed.
A Cadiz woman was charged with growing marijuana over the weekend after the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office acted on a tip from the public.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says Deputy Mark Nichols responded to a Rockcastle Rd. residence and located several marijuana plants, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia was 32-year old Heather Pelton of Cadiz.
City police investigated after two men allegedly stole a vehicle from an East 2nd Street residence and then wrecked it a few minutes later Saturday evening in Hopkinsville.
The report from Officer Spencer Loftus says two black males wearing black clothing stole a black 2000 GMC Yukon from 41-year old Mitchell Moore at 1011 East 2nd Street around 5:15 Saturday evening.
The suspects wrecked the vehicle at the intersection of East 2nd and Brown Streets, running over two street signs. The identity of the suspects is not known and the investigation continues.