Montgomery County officials are finalizing negotiations with AT&T to construct a replacement tower on Highway Drive.
The tower will reportedly house all county backup communications equipment along with National Weather Service equipment.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the tower will be 280 feet tall and AT&T will be able to lease additional space to other occupants, but the space above 200 feet will only be reserved for county and National Weather Service usage.
According to the Leaf-Chronicle, final negotiations resulted in a 30-year lease with the possibility of a 5 year extension and at the end of lease, the county has the option of owning the tower and will only cost the county the land that the tower will occupy.
While most area residents were home celebrating Christmas, Hopkinsville Police Officers were hard at work in keeping the community safe.
On Christmas, officers were dispatched to 112 West 1st Street in reference to a fight that had taken place at a residence.
According to police, 32-year old Zanae Shavon Humphries was in an altercation with her child’s father and during the argument she produced a handgun and fired one round towards the ground near the victim.
The victim told police he was sitting in his car at the time Humphries allegedly shot off one round, which he claims hit the ground near his vehicle’s rear tire.
Humphries was taken into police custody and charged with one count of 1st degree wanton endangerment.
Police say no one was injured as a result of the shooting and that the expended round and handgun was taken as evidence.
An alleged burglar was arrested by Hopkinsville Police over the weekend.
Police arrested and charged 25-year old Sebastian Gomez with one count of 2nd degree burglary on Christmas.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Middle Street in reference to a stabbing and when officers arrived on the scene, they found Gomez heavily intoxicated with a cut on his arm and traced blood splatter to a broken window.
Witnesses at the scene told officers Gomez entered a residence by force and went through the residence and on his way out, punched one of the windows causing it to shatter.
The 25-year old was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment and then was released into police custody.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is taking crime fighting to a whole new level.
Computer raids were recently made by the department’s electronic crimes unit at six residences in Hopkinsville.
According to police, the raids were in response to an ongoing investigation into the possession of and distribution of child pornography.
In addition to the raids, ten computers were examined and eight were seized, along with “smart phones”.
Police say the investigation is ongoing by electronic crimes unit detectives Bert Finley and Scott Raup.
No charges have been filed as of yet.
Christmas day has traditionally been tragic on Kentucky roadways and that proved to be sadly true again this year in Warren County.
State Police say 17-year old Logan Keeney of Bowling Green was southbound on the Natcher Parkway near the 10 mile-marker around 3pm when he lost control of his vehicle and veered into the northbound lanes. Kenney’s vehicle truck two vehicles head-on.
The first vehicle was driven by 63-year old Lanny Williams of Morgantown and the second by 58-year old Billy Byrd of Morgantown.
Williams was taken by ambulance to Greenview Hospital, while his passenger—61-year old Kathenia Williams of Morgantown—was pronounced dead on the scene.
Keeney was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the occupants of the Byrd vehicle went uninjured.