While most people were celebrating Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, two Hopkinsville residents were taken into custody.
Hopkinsville Police charged 23-year old Disa Pendleton of 1300 Denzil Drive with 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor and 33-year old Marcus Merriweather with tampering with physical evidence, 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Police say they were arrested after officers conducted a search warrant at the residence and discovered several bags of marijuana and cocaine and materials used to consume the illegal substances.
Police say the drug activity was ongoing in the presence of a juvenile, who lived at the residence.
A Hopkinsville man was booked into the Christian County Jail on Wednesday for allegedly driving impaired.
Hopkinsville Police say 45-year old Willie Killebrew was charged with 3rd offense driving under the influence.
Police say Killebrew was observed driving southbound on North Drive, turned left onto West 15th Street and was swerving side to side and speeding up and slowing down.
Upon contact officers stated Killebrew displayed a large bag of prescriptions and appeared to be disoriented.
Killebrew failed the field sobriety test and was subsequently taken into custody.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say a truck that caught on fire continues to block traffic on 1-24 east, near the Exit 65 to I-68 in Trigg County.
Traffic is being directed off at the Cadiz Exit to I-68.
Eastbound traffic is detouring via Princeton-Cadiz Exit 56 to KY 139 into Cadiz, then taking US 68 eastbound to return to I-24 at Exit 65.
Caution is required due to heavy traffic along the detour route.
It didn’t take long for shelves at area department stores and shopping centers to be empty as thousands of residents woke up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of Black Friday sales.
Shemeka Hawkins of Hopkinsville says she doesn’t mind waking up early for good deals.
Ms. Hawkins says she has heart set on buying a new television and hoped waking up early will help save her some money.
Thanksgiving Day turned tragic for a Clarksville family.
Clarksville Police say 21-year old Amber Webster of 1974 Timberline Way passed away around 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving from injuries she sustained following a wreck on Sunday, November 18th.
Police say Webster was driving south on Ringgold Road and lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason, which caused her vehicle to go off the right side of the road and crash into a utility pole.
Police say she was the only person in the vehicle and she was not wearing her seatbelt.
When officers arrived on the scene, she found on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Speed was determined to be a factor in the fatal wreck.
Police reported responding to 14 fatal wrecks this year.