Pennyrile Rural Electric held its annual meeting at the Western Kentucky State Fair last night, with leadership giving a good report.
President Eston Glover said the cooperative has total assets of 188.9 million dollars and 5-thousand miles of line is used to service 47-thousand customers in their 9-county region.
Glover says the best asset the cooperative has is its employees, who brave the rough weather to turn the lights back on for members.
In another development, Glover says the Elkton and Russellville warehouses are being merged near the Todd-Logan County line, with the new facility to begin operations next month.
The Elkton and Russelville offices will continue to operate as they are. The crowd in the convention center was perhaps a little smaller than usual for the annual meeting, but most of the seats were filled. It was a historic meeting—as it marked the 75th since the cooperative first opened.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area residents that the burn ban remains in effect.
Hopkinsville Police Sergeant Michael Felts says the burn ban was implemented county-wide and was adopted by the city to prevent fires from getting out of control during this excessive heat spell.
Sergeant Felts says residents that are caught shooting off fireworks or burning any materials outdoors during the burn ban may be cited into court.
The dry conditions have caused another community to cancel their fireworks display.
North Christian CERT Team Commander Bill Thielen says the fireworks display that was scheduled for Gordon Park will be held at a later date when conditions have improved.
Crofton joins Elkton in canceling Fourth of July festivities.
Nearly 20 juveniles that were left home alone for over a week are now in protective custody by the Commonwealth.
Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies on Monday responded to a welfare check complaint at 130 Kingston Way involving 19 juveniles ranging in age from 8 months to 14 years old being home alone for about a week.
The responding deputies reported the juveniles were living without air conditioning or food.
All juveniles were transported and treated at the Medical Center and were then placed into protective custody.
A total of nine dogs and a cat were also removed from the residence by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control unit.
Sheriff’s deputies reported living conditions were found to be unacceptable for the juveniles and the animals at the Kingston Way residence.
The temperature inside the residence at the time of law enforcement intervention was reported to be over 90 degrees.
Social workers from the Department for Health and Family Services were also contacted and responded to the scene.
The criminal investigation remains ongoing.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges that he stole copper pipe from a local business.
The arrest card for 31-year old Richard Fritz of Hopkinsville says he is charged with knowingly receiving stolen property for allegedly taking pipe and copper wire from a business that isn’t listed on the citation.
Police say Fritz took the items to City Salvage Monday in attempt to sell them off.