The season for political filings has gotten underway and one local office-holder has already filed his papers.
Long-time Christian Circuit Court Clerk Gary Haddock has filed for re-election at the courthouse, according to Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries, who says others wanting to run for office have until January 31st to do so.
Commonwealth’s Attorney, City Council and several other local offices highlight next year’s ballot.
Those wanting to run for State Representative or State Senate must file with the Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort and also have a January 31st deadline.
A juvenile suspect got away with cash after allegedly robbing a store in Governor’s Square Mall last night.
The report from Clarksville Police says a cashier told officers a juvenile black male wearing all black clothes and a black ski mask approached her with a handgun just after 8pm and demanded all of the cash in her register.
The cashier opened the register and the suspect removed all of the money and fled the scene. A witness reportedly followed the suspect outside and saw him get into a dark colored 4-door vehicle.
The investigation continues and no arrests have been made in the incident.
A Clarksville woman is in jail on 1-million dollars bond on child abuse charges, while her one month old child fights for life at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called by Child Services to 65 Durrett Drive Monday to the report of child abuse.
The infant had been admitted to Vanderbilt after suffering a fractured skull and ribs. It was also determined the baby had a brain bleed.
The mother, 24-year old Penselyn Loyola, told police she had dropped the baby three times in the last month. Once she dropped her infant down a flight of stairs and twice in the shower while bathing.
She also reportedly said the baby had been hit in the head with a video game controller. At no time did she seek medical attention for the injuries, nor did she tell her husband about the incidents—according to Clarksville Police.
The child remains in Vanderbilt and is listed as “medically unstable” and several tests are still pending. Loyola is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect and is lodged in the Montgomery County jail.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery on Oak Street from Monday night.
The report says the victim, 27-year old Pamela White of Hopkinsville, came to the police station around 1:30 yesterday afternoon and told officers the incident happened around 11 Monday night.
Ms. White reportedly said three unknown black males came into her home on Oak and forced their way inside. They allegedly waved pistols at her and her husband and took money from the residence before leaving the scene.
No suspects are listed on the report.