Crews from at least four volunteer fire departments responded to a fire at a north Christian County business this morning.
The initial call went out around 6:30 to a fire at Tina’s Bar and Grill at 18360 Madisonville Road. Responders from Crofton and Mannington found flames and smoke coming from the one-story structure upon arrival and called for mutual aid from the White Plains and South Hopkins Fire Departments.
Very significant damage has been done to the structure, according to initial reports. The State Fire Marshall’s office was called in to investigate.
Two computers were stolen from a car on E 12th St. sometime yesterday morning.
The theft happened sometime between 2:30 and 10:30 near 836 E. 12th, according to the police report. 28-year old Carla Torian of Hopkinsville told officers someone removed two laptops valued at a total of $1,500. The perpetrators also egged her vehicle before fleeing the scene.
A single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County yesterday morning injured a New Concord man.
The incident happened around 11am, according to the report from State Police, which says 18-year old Hunter Arnold of New Concord was eastbound on Cobb Road when his right tires dropped off the side of the road in a curve.
Arnold over-corrected in an attempt to get his pick up back on the road and ran off the road and overturned, before coming to rest against a tree.
Arnold was taken by private vehicle to Murray Calloway County Hospital and the investigation into the wreck continues.
Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a robbery in Livingston County from Friday night.
A news release says KSP received the report of a while male armed with a handgun robbing the Ledbetter Minit Mart of an undisclosed amount of cash around 9:40pm.
The man was approximately six feet tall, wearing a gray sweatshirt, multi-colored baseball cap and a blue bandana partially covering his face.
The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and state police are being assisted by the Livingston and McCracken County Sheriff’s Offices in the investigation.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call KSP at 1-800-222-5555.
A mayor of a local town has resigned to take another job.
WFIE TV reports Dawson Springs Mayor Ross Workman has resigned to take a job as manager of the Golden Pond Planetarium at the Land Between the Lakes. Mayor Workman has served since he was appointed in 2008 and defeated Jenny Sewell by 12 votes in 2010.
Dawson Springs City Council is now tasked to name a replacement within 30 days, or it then becomes Governor Steve Beshear’s job. The governor likely knows some qualified candidates, considering Dawson Springs is his hometown.
In other political news from Hopkins County, Circuit Court Clerk Karen McKnight has filed her papers to run for re-election.
Ms. McKnight is a Democrat and is currently unopposed in this May’s Primary Election.
Meanwhile, two people have announced their intentions to seek the state house seat of 5th District Representative Melvin Henley, who is retiring after this year.
Republican and former representative Kenneth Imes of Murray has filed his paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office, while Murray Democrat Hal Kemp tells the Murray Times and Ledger he will also file for the open seat.
Former 1st District Congressman Carol Hubbard has already filed his papers to run for re-election as 1st District State Senator.