There were two heavy rain events from late February through mid-March and local Stormwater Utility officials believe the system held up well.
The “Mesonet” site just north of Hopkinsville recorded 1.54 inches of rain on February 29th and 2.69 inches on March 9th.
Community Development Services Director Steve Bourne spoke at last week’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting and said 16 complaints were received during those events, and almost all were regarding drainage and “logjam” issues.
No homes were flooded and Bourne says the efforts of the Stormwater Utility using taxpayer funds seem to slowly but surely be alleviating some of the major issues which caused Hopkinsville to be flood-prone over the decades.
Bourne and others have acknowledged numerous times that there isn’t enough money and infrastructure in the world to completely prevent flooding in the most extreme storms, but major and minor projects through the city have caused major rain events in the last few years that once would have caused significant flooding to only cause relatively minor issues.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on assault charges last night for allegedly stabbing the father of her child in the arm.
The incident happened around 10:13pm at 11 Middle St, according to the report, which says 22-year old Naderrica Babb was at the home of 24-year old Zachary Fox when she got into an argument with Fox’s girlfriend.
Babb went to grab her daughter from Fox and allegedly stabbed him in the arm with a knife in the process. She then got in her vehicle and drove off, but was arrested a short time later on E. 9th St.
She was charged with 2nd degree assault and lodged in the Christian County Jail. Fox was treated for the non-life threatening injuries at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A fight at the Princess Theater nightclub early this morning resulted in the arrest of two Hopkinsville men.
Hopkinsville Police Officers Edward Eastman and Federico Rodriguez responded to a report of a fight in progress and Officer Eastman writes he witnessed 25-year old Barri Brown of Hopkinsville punching another man in the face.
Brown was tased and placed in handcuffs, while another fight broke out in the building. Brown allegedly tried to run during the second skirmish, but was caught by Officer Rodriguez.
Brown was charged with disorderly conduct and escape and taken to the Christian County Jail.
Also arrested was 23-year old Isaac McCarley of Hopkinsville on being drunk in public charges, after McCarley allegedly refused to leave the Princess with his sober wife, despite being given several opportunities by police.
McCarley was accused of interfering with police attempting to make the first arrest.
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Three suspects were arrested after Hopkinsville Police responded to a burglary in progress on North Jessup St. yesterday.
Officers responded to 103 N Jessup around 12:30 and found three suspects in a white van attempting to drive away from the scene. Officer Robert Sibal writes 42-year old Michael Edwards of Hopkinsville was a passenger and attempted to immediately run from the vehicle to get away.
A foot pursuit would soon lead to his arrest on burglary, fleeing from police, resisting arrest and criminal littering charges.
Also in the vehicle was 48-year old Diana Vinson of Hopkinsville who was allegedly driving the van and who was charged with burglary and disorderly conduct charges.
48-year old William Davis, Jr. of Hopkinsville was charged with complicity to burglary for allegedly helping in the commission of the crime, but isn’t accused of ever going inside.
Police say the home belonged to the mother of Michael Edwards and that Edwards was going to sell two end tables to Davis.
An Oak Grove man was arrested on drug trafficking charges in Hopkinsville early this morning.
Hopkinsville Police made contact with 21-year old Demarius Diuguid and four other men standing in a darkened area of a parking lot at 8th and Virginia just before 1 this morning.
The arrest card from Sgt. Michael Felts says Diuguid was seen making a throwing motion as police approached and that officers soon found a baggie containing six tenths of an ounce of marijuana near the suspect.
Police also found $165 cash on Diuguid’s person and he was arrested on trafficking in marijuana and tampering with evidence charges and lodged in the Christian County Jail.