The Christian County Sheriff’s Office investigated a nearly 7 thousand dollar burglary in north Christian County over the weekend.
A shop at 6320 Old Madisonville Road was broken into sometime early Friday morning when the perpetrator cut a lock to get inside.
The burglar took a welder, tool box full of tools, four sets of shop lights, two sets of trailer lights, four sets of wheels valued at $1,800, a $975 generator, a $560 racing helmet, a welding helmet and several other items totaling just under $7,000.
The shop owner’s wife—43-year old Laura Johnson of Donna Drive—told police that someone drove by in a black four door sedan and yelled “thank you” after deputies had cleared the scene Friday afternoon.
No suspects are listed on the report, but the case remains under investigation.
Todd County Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield and Hopkinsville Community College President Doctor Jim Selbe went to Frankfort together last week to lobby for a regional training facility in Elkton.
This year’s session is almost over and the budget is tight, but Judge Greenfield says it was still important to meet with leadership in Frankfort to ask for $2.5 million in funding to put the Hopkinsville Community College operated center on the campus of Todd County Central High School.
Judge Greenfield says everyone they spoke to was receptive to the idea and he’s glad they went and built relationships.
The center is part of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance’s top six priorities for the General Assembly, as officials believe such a center would help Todd County residents become better prepared for employment at Hemlock Semi-Conductor or spin-off industries which could be created.
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.