A rash of bicycle thefts have been reported in recent days to the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Hopkinsville Police say bicycle thefts have increased over the past few weeks within city limits.
Police are encouraging bike owners to keep bikes indoors if possible and secured when not in use.
Police are also urging residents to invest in a bicycle locking device to deter criminals from taking it.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office says residents can sleep a little better tonight after two alleged burglars are now behind bars.
30-year old Carla Taylor of Greenville Road is charged with receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana and 20-year old Bobby Hoskins of Harmony Grove Road is charged with 1st Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Burglary.
Sheriff’s Deputies say the two arrests stemmed from four burglaries that occurred in the Harmony Grove Road area over the past couple of months.
Taylor and Hoskins are accused of being involved in the thefts and transfer of the stolen property from four homes on Harmony Grove Road.
Sheriff’s Detective Kacy Green says both suspects will likely have more charges brought against them as further information is obtained regarding additional burglaries.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 16th through Sunday.
State Police say four of the fatalities involved motorcycle crashes and all four victims not wearing a helmet.
Police say single-fatality crashes occurred in Clark, Fayette, Floyd, Knox, Marion and Marshall Counties and none were reported in Christian, Trigg or Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 414 people have died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 34 more than what was reported for the same time period last year.
State Police say of the 331 motor vehicle fatalities, 186 victims were not wearing seat belts and of the 47 motorcycle fatalities, 26 were not wearing a helmet.
KSP also reports that thirty-one pedestrians, one bicycle rider and one moped/scooter rider have been killed and a total of 69 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Prior to Christian Fiscal Court, a public meeting was held concerning a proposed tax incentive for the developers of the Oak Grove Village.
County officials are considering joining the state and city of Oak Grove in offering a tax increment financing plan to the developers of the multi-million dollar proposed development.
The proposal would refund 80 percent of increased property tax revenue that would have went to the county back to the developer to help fund infrastructure for the next 20 years.
County officials say if the multi-million dollar project were to somehow fall through, the county would not be out any money and would still receive taxes on the land at its current rate as mostly agriculture territory.
Even though no one attended the meeting, Judge Executive Steve Tribble says the meeting is a requirement for the measure to eventually receive a final vote.
Christian County Fiscal Court conducted a short, but productive meeting this morning with magistrates approving several house keeping measures.
Magistrates unanimously approved to renew a contract for dead stock removal.
Christian County Mike Foster explained details of the contract.