Several churches in Logan and adjoining counties are fighting back against a business trying to hire pole dancers to increase revenues.
The Tenn-Tucky State Line Tavern is located near the Tennessee border in the Logan County town of Adairville and owner Sheila Haley is seeking a permit to offer pole dancing at her bar.
Haley says pole dancing would increase her business, but Calvary General Baptist Church pastor Brent Johnson says it’s immoral and would only increase crime such as drugs and violence.
Haley disagrees with the vast majority of religious leaders who oppose the permit and says the dancers would be wearing bikinis.
Leaders from nearby churches in Tennessee are also asking for the permit to be denied.
High school seniors in Christian County are raising money for this year’s Project Graduation the same way it’s been done for over a decade—cow pasture bingo tickets.
Tickets are five dollars each and supporter get a chance to win a thousand dollars if the cow “makes its mark” on his or her purchased bingo number.
This year’s cow will choose the winner April 28th at 10am on State Senator Joey Pendleton’s farm, according to volunteer Debbie Pryor, who appeared on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show.
While buying bingo tickets is always appreciated, Ms. Pryor says cash donations are also much appreciated.
Project Graduation an all-night-long alcohol and drug free event held after the public schools graduate each year. Once again, anyone wanting to make a cash donation can mail it to P.O. Box 291, Hopkinsville Ky. 42241.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused of sexual abuse against children in a city park yesterday.
The report says two girls—ages eight and nine—told officers that 56-year old Sammie Wilford of Hopkinsville inappropriately touched them at the West 18th Street Park between October 1st and this week.
Wilford, who is listed as an acquaintance to the girls, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and 1st degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Oak Grove Fire Department Chief was cited into court yesterday afternoon for allegedly driving around road restrictions at the scene of a wreck in Hopkinsville.
The citation from Hopkinsville Police says there was a wreck with injury at the Pennyrile Parkway-Pembroke Road interchange around 1:30pm and that nails had spilled out of one of the vehicles onto Pembroke Road.
HPD used a marked car with flashing blue lights to close the roadway off while cleanup was done and Sgt. Eric Pacheco writes that 51-year old Oak Grove Fire Chief Gregory Bequette of Clarksville drove around the police car and into the center median to continue toward southbound.
Sgt. Pacheco had the ECC tell Chief Bequette that he needed to speak to police and his response was to reportedly ask “why.”
Chief Bequette was charged with failure to give the right of way to an emergency vehicle and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic. He will appear in Christian District Court April 26th at 9am.
The Clarksville Police Department responded to a wreck early this morning, near the Red River Bridge.
Police say around 7 a.m. 60-year old Jerry Swift was driving north in his pickup and just crossed the Red River Bridge when he blacked out, crossed the southbound lanes of Wilma Rudolph, went over a curb and crashed into a rock wall.
Following the wreck, 33-year old Billy Dinsmore, who was driving northbound on Wilma Rudolph in the left lane was attempting to slow down, when 55-year old Joel Thomas, who was entering the center left turn lane at Old Trenton Road crashed into the back of his Chevy.
Police say Thomas was distracted by the previous wreck and did not notice Dinsmore’s vehicle slow down.
As a result of the wrecks, traffic flow was disrupted for about an hour and police cited Thomas for failure to use reasonable car.