All but one volunteer fire department that serves an area of Christian County now collects its fire dues via property tax bills after action by Fiscal Court earlier this week.
The Cerulean Volunteer Fire department is based out of Trigg County, but is tasked to serve properties in Trigg, Christian and Caldwell Counties. The Cerulean chief came to a fiscal court meeting last year asking for her department to be offered automatic billing just as the other departments in Christian County were allowed to do for the first time.
After Cerulean joined the local fire association and some logistics were worked out, Fiscal Court approved placing dues on property tax bills this year to residents served by Cerulean —as described by Judge-Executive Steve Tribble.
Judge Tribble says court also gave fire departments an extra 15 days to refund residents who go to the Sheriff’s Office and request their dues back.
Square Deal is now the only volunteer fire department in Christian County not receiving fire dues through property tax bills.
A Hopkinsville man sustained cuts from a pocket knife in an altercation reportedly over drugs yesterday afternoon.
The victim, listed on the report as 58-year old Anthony Meadows of Hopkinsville, told police he had purchased crack cocaine for a friend Tuesday. The friend came back and wanted more yesterday around 2pm, but Meadows told him he didn’t have any.
That’s when the alleged perpetrator became angry and assaulted Meadows with hit fist, eventually pulling a pocket knife and stabbing him in the arm. The suspect then fled the scene.
The investigation continues and a suspect is listed on the report.
The wait is finally over, the Christian County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mary Ann Gemmill as the next Christian County Public Schools Superintendent during tonight’s special called meeting at central office.
Ms. Gemmill says she feels like the luckiest person in the world in having the opportunity to make an impact in education.
Ms. Gemmill was at a loss for words and was taken a back when she learned that she is the third female superintendent in the school district’s history and the first female superintendent in nearly 100 years.
One of two fugitives featured on this week’s Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers is now lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Hopkinsville Police say 44-year old Michael Thomas Gard was arrested without incident, thanks to an anonymous tipster, who will be receiving a cash reward.
Gard, who was wanted on felony theft charges was apprehended today at 2:30 p.m. at the Travel Inn Motel located at 1209 East 9th Street.
Gard is accused of stealing a wallet containing $350 from a vehicle while supposedly working on an air conditioning unit at a residence and also taking a transmission out of a truck and stole $360 intended to go towards purchasing parts for the transmission during two separate incidents last month.
Meanwhile, police are still looking for this week’s remaining Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week, 31-year old Christopher Mc-Carley, who is wanted for probation violation.
Kentucky State Police say motorists throughout the Commonwealth will likely do a double-take this summer as state police will begin rolling out new cruisers with an updated and sleek look.
KSP is in the process of transitioning from the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer being manufactured, to the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol vehicle.
State Police recently purchased 125 vehicles in traditional gray and tan and will be used by the agency’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
The Caprice P-P-V is described as a full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan designed specifically for law enforcement agencies and features a six liter, 355 horsepower, V-8 engine.