The commander of Kentucky State Police in the Madisonville Post 2 district is retiring at the end of the month.
A news release from KSP says Captain William Marks, Jr. will step down after 27 years of service. Captain Marks’ accomplishments include seven years as a lieutenant at three different posts in western Kentucky before taking over as commander of the Mayfield post in August of 2006.
Captain Marks transferred to become commander of Post 2 in February of 2008, where he has served since. During his 27 year career, he has been awarded two Commissioner’s Commendations, he has served as an accident reconstructionist, a firearms instructor and field training officer.
He is also a United States Army veteran and a 1979 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School.
Police in Arkansas have arrested the woman wanted in connection with a murder in Crittenden County from Monday night.
Kentucky State Police received a call from Marion Police around 8:30 Monday night after 89-year old Leonard Roberts was found dead at his 229 East Depot Street residence.
Roberts had been assaulted and stabbed, according to police who say an autopsy was scheduled in Louisville.
An arrest warrant for receiving stolen property charges was soon taken out against 50-year old Cindy Hutchinson, who was seen driving the victim’s blue 2001 Chevy Cavalier in the minutes before police arrived at his home.
Arkansas law enforcement arrested Hutchinson around 5:30pm Tuesday near Fort Smith. She is being held without bond and the case remains under investigation.
The Hopkinsville Police Department will hold its monthly crime statistics meeting tomorrow afternoon, with recent prowler incidents on the south side of town possible topics for discussion.
As always, the purpose of the meeting is to give an overview of all crime that happened during the last month, according to Public Information Officer Paul Ray.
Officer Ray says residents can ask questions or voice concerns at the 4:30pm meeting at the Lackey Municipal Building.
One issue likely to be brought up is the morning of July 8th when the so-called Southside Creeper exposed himself at two homes in the Cox Mill Estates area and stole property from both residences.
Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson used her first meeting in that capacity Tuesday evening to recognize the different departments of PACS who serve the nine county area.
Ms. Peterson says the Aging Program staff at PACS helped thousands of elderly residents meet their basic needs last year.
Many elderly residents in the Pennyrile also depend on PACS for help in meeting their healthcare needs, according to Ms. Peterson.
The annual report shows just under 45-thousand meals were delivered last year and just under 65-thousand were eaten at senior citizen centers.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning for allegedly hitting another man on the head with a baseball bat.
Police were called to 103 South Kentucky Avenue just before midnight and found 19-year old Shawn Cooper of Hopkinsville bleeding from the head. He said he and 19-yearold Starla Cooper had been sitting outside when they got into an argument with 21-year old Noble Skinner III of Hopkinsville.
Shawn Cooper told officers that Skinner was carrying a bat and hit him on the head, causing a severe laceration. He said Skinner then swung at Ms. Cooper and missed, though Skinner told police he never swung the bat.
Officer Adam Smith writes on the report that he found blood in the roadway. He arrested Skinner and charged him with second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment.