While it may sound odd to say, a warm winter may have a significant positive impact on this year’s Little River Days.
Christian County Public Schools only called off school one time last year during the winter, meaning school will already be out when Little River Days begins in downtown Hopkinsville Thursday, May 17th.
City Recreation Department Director Gary McIntyre says students being able to attend during the day each day should have a positive impact.
That fact combined with an action-packed four days should spell a great festival, if the weather cooperates.
Little River Days runs from 10am to 10pm Thursday and Friday, 8am until late in the evening Saturday and noon until 10pm Sunday.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man wanted on outstanding warrants yesterday morning, but not until after a foot chase.
The arrest card says officers had reason to believe 37-year old Rickey Wimberly of Hopkinsville was in the area of 162 Vine Street just before noon yesterday.
As they arrived, they found Wimberly sitting on the front porch of the residence and he allegedly ran toward the back of the house when he saw the cruiser. A pursuit on foot crossed Younglove, Hayes and East 1st Streets before Wimberly was finally arrested behind 712 East 1st.
Wimberly was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and was also charged with fleeing from police.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Ambulance Board approved a tentative budget at its meeting this afternoon.
Deputy Chief Eric Bleidt says the 2.8 million dollar spending plan is fiscally sound and he believes it serves the best interest of Christian County tax payers. Deputy Chief Bleidt says there are line items in the budget to purchase medical equipment and another ambulance.
The tentative budget would also allow the hiring of six new employees, according to Bleidt.
Final approval of the budget could come at next month’s meeting. The board also approved a routine budget amendment to the current year spending plan to account for fuel costs and other minor items.
Fort Campbell soldier Brent Burke will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
He was found guilty in military court on charges connected to the deaths of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.
Burke had been tried four times in civilian court, but each case ended in either a mistrial or hung jury. Tracy Burke and Karen Comer were found dead at a Hardin County home in 2007. The jury returned the verdict after just three hours of deliberations. He was sentenced to life without parole on the two premeditated murder counts.