The Christian County Sheriff’s Office found the motorcycle which had been reported stolen on Wayne Drive last week.
The report says the 2008 Yamaha was found in the woods with tree limbs and leaves covering it up near the 400 block of South Buntin Lake Road. Police say it appears the bike had been wrecked and had some damage.
It was reported stolen by Ashraf Yasin at 300 Wayne Drive last Sunday. No suspects are listed on the report and no arrests have been made.
A Marshall County man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly sexually abusing a child.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year old Bradley J. Butler of Benton allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with a female under the age of 12.
He was arrested, charged with first degree sexual abuse against a juvenile and lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.
A routine inspection process is underway at the Eggners Ferry Bridge on the Trigg-Marshall County line this week, which will cause a lane restriction.
The bridge, which was made famous in January when it was struck by a cargo vessel, will undergo an “arms’ length inspection” this week, meaning state inspectors will look at every aspect of the structure to be sure it’s sound.
Highway Department Spokesman Keith Todd says the current inspection would have been done even if there hadn’t been a collision.
Todd says motorists should slow down when approaching and crossing and says there is an 8-foot width restriction.
The entire inspection process is expected to take about a week. The Eggners Ferry Bridge takes about 2,600 vehicles across Kentucky Lake on an average day.
The unemployment rate went up in all but one of the nine Pennyrile counties last month, including Christian.
Latest figures from the Office of Employment and Training shows the jobless rate in Christian County in June was 11-percent, up from 10.4-percent in May. That equates to nearly 3-thousand people looking for work who were not able to find any.
Unemployment stood at 7.8-percent in Todd County, which was six tenths of a percentage point above the May rate and Trigg increased by one tenth to 8.8-percent.
Christian, Todd, Muhlenberg and Caldwell tied for the biggest increases in the jobless rate, while Hopkins County was the only to see a decrease—going from 7.9-percent in May to 7.8-percent last month.
Christian County also holds the dubious distinction of being the only county in the Pennyrile in double-digits, with only Fulton County having a higher jobless rate in the western portion of the state at a whopping 17-percent, down from 20-percent in May. Fulton County has the highest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky.
The statewide jobless rate in June was 8.4-percent, which was up by three tenths and was the same as the national average.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating yet another bicycle theft in the city.
The most recent incident happened sometime between 7pm Thursday and 6pm Friday at 3520 Bahama Drive, where two 20-inch Mongoose bikes were stolen. One is described as being green, black and silver in color and the other is white.
City police issued a news release last week saying there had been a recent spike in bicycle thefts and advised residents to lock bikes in side a garage or home when not in use, if possible.