The 11th Annual Hopkinsville Police Citizens Academy will get underway next month.
Anyone interested in learning about what Hopkinsville Police officers do on an average day are encouraged to apply now, with Public Information Officer Paul Ray saying everyone who has attended in the past has come away with a wealth of knowledge.
Officer Ray says anyone 18 years old and older can apply, as long as you are a citizen of Hopkinsville.
The classes meet every Thursday evening for eight weeks and also feature a Saturday live fire exercise. Applications can be picked up at the police department.
The Hopkinsville Police Department has announced promotions of two lieutenants.
Promoted from Lieutenant of the Patrol Division to Captain of the Operations Bureau was Michael Seis, who has been with HPD since December of 2001.
Lieutenant Clayton Sumner was promoted to Captain of the Administration Bureau. He has been with the department since November of 2002.
A former Hopkinsville-Christian County Fugitive of the Week was arrested Wednesday night.
Arrested on the strength of several warrants was 22-year old Detrik Sharber of Hopkinsville, who had been pulled over in a traffic stop on South Campbell Street.
Sharber is charged with contempt of court, failure to appear in court and failure to pay fines.
The strong and sometimes severe thunderstorms that made their way across parts of the region this morning did no significant damage.
A dispatcher in Todd County said there had been no reports of damage called in there after a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for southern Todd from about 6:20 until around 6:30 this morning.
There were sparse power outages from another cell near the Todd-Muhlenberg line, with crews from Pennyrile Rural Electric working on those issues.
When disaster strikes, do you know what to do?
State and local officials are urging residents to have a plan and prepare for a natural disaster, especially since severe weather swept through this region this week which destroyed or damaged several homes in western Kentucky.
The Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council is committed to saving lives and recently
joined Governor Beshear to officially proclaim March 2012 as Severe Storms Awareness Month.
Regional Operations Officer with PRCCC Frank Brown says awareness is key in surviving a natural disaster and he encourages residents to have a plan just in case their family is affected by severe weather and he recommends local citizens to create a kit filled with essential items sustain themselves if emergency or medical crews are not readily available.
Brown adds that in the event of a power outage something as simple as having a flashlight, radio and extra batteries available can make you and your family more comfortable during these times.