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There is now a certified neighborhood watch organization in the Trigg County community of Canton after a well-attended meeting there last night.
Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council Operations Officer Frank Brown says nearly 70 people showed up for the Canton Community Meeting.
Canton joins five other neighborhood watch groups that have been assisted in their inceptions by the Citizens Corps Council and Brown says at least six others are in the beginning stages.
Brown says Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell and Captain Chris Miller have taken a regional lead in the program by becoming nationally certified instructors.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam has held several community meetings since being elected and has been active in the Citizens Corps Council’s crime prevention and disaster preparedness measures.
Citizens Corps Council Chairman Dan Nicholson thanked all of those involved for their efforts.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning after a fight at a downtown bar.
Officer Edward Eastman was called to Brewsters on Main Street around 12:40 to the report of a fight. The officer writes on the report that he witnessed 27-year old Antonio Artis of Hopkinsville strike another man with a beer mug.
Officer Eastman used his taser to stop the fight, but only one prong made contact with Artis and the suspect fled the scene on foot out the front door. A short time later, Artis was caught and arrested on disorderly conduct, fleeing from police and being drunk in public charges.
An investigation of suspicious packages at a UPS terminal led to the arrest of two Madisonville residents yesterday.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says detectives obtained search warrants on the packages and discovered they contained a large quantity of marijuana.
Search warrants were also obtained for homes on West Center Street and Lindon Drive in Madisonville, where more marijuana was allegedly located. A total of 53 pounds of marijuana and 12-hundred dollars in cash were ultimately found and seized.
The investigation led to the arrests of 28-year old Kevin Sharp and 26-year old Kristen Casey of Madisonville on trafficking in marijuana charges. Both were lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.
The Clarksville Police Department plans on stepping up traffic enforcement on Tiny Town Road due to multiple crashes and fatalities occurring on the roadway.
Police say on April 30th, officers will be on Tiny Town to strictly enforce all traffic laws with a focus on reducing crashes and saving lives.
Since January, police say over 100 crashes have occurred on Tiny Town Road, with 28 of those wrecks involving injuries including one fatality at Tiny Town Road and Tara Boulevard.
Police say in 2011, there were three fatalities on Tiny Town Road with two of those being located at Tiny Town Road and Tara Boulevard.
This year’s WHOP Rotary Radio Auction continues to trail behind last year’s pace, though there are still two more nights to make it up.
Public and private schools in Christian County have certainly done their part this year, with schools bringing in a total of 44-thousand, 192 dollars. That number is a record and is 45-hundred dollars more than last year’s total, which was also a record.
The elementary schools presented their donations last night, with Millbrooke bringing the most money for student loans and scholarships.
A total of 94 items were sold last night for $9,441, far less than the 133 items sold on Thursday of last year, which brought in $12,702. The Century and Goat Clubs are now 11-thousand dollars behind last year’s pace, and the overall auction total is right at 8-thousand dollars behind the 2011 pace.
The auction resumes tonight at 7pm at the Memorial Building and on Newstalk 95.3 FM and 1230AM and online at whopam.com.