The City of Hopkinsville now has two more crime fighters working the streets.
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp swore into office two new public safety officers into the Hopkinsville Police Department.
According to Mayor Kemp, the two civilian positions were created and authorized by the city council this year.
19-year old Chris Bond was hired as a public safety officer and Air Force Veteran and Purple Heart recipient 27-year old Keith Robert Flick was hired as a crime scene technician.
Following the swearing in ceremony, Mayor Kemp stated he felt that they would be good public safety officers and that many individuals applied for the position.
Organizers of the “Stars and Promises” concert to benefit the Christian County Juvenile Drug Court say it was another successful event.
Drug Court Director Gary Craft said there may not have been as many people as last year at the Alahambra, but it was still well-attended.
Craft didn’t immediately have a dollar figure on how much was raised, but expects it to be a little short of last year’s 11 thousand dollars.
The concert was held in memory of the late Charles Jackson and Bill Bruce. The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court lost funding due to General Assembly action two years ago and now relies solely on donations from the public.
A local man is back in jail after violating the terms of his release following an arrest on drug trafficking charges.
The arrest card says 40-year old Benjamin Ellegood was arrested at 300 Cooperfield Drive on three counts of violating the terms of his release. The warrant doesn’t say what he did to violate those terms.
Ellegood had served time previously for trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
An attempted home invasion was thwarted in Hopkinsville early this morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says someone entered an unlocked door at the South Main Street residence of Doctor John and Rachel McCubbin just before 5:30. Police say the suspect fled the scene when he or she heard Ms. McCubbin was home.
The intruder wasn’t in the residence long enough to take anything and no suspects are listed on the report.
Ms. McCubbin is the field representative for U.S. Senator Rand Paul.