Two Muhlenberg County teens have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a church.
Kentucky State Police say 19-year old Eather Wagoner of Greenville and 18-year old Jared Seaton are charged with 3rd degree Burglary for allegedly breaking into Browder General Baptist Church January 7th and stealing a 32 inch television.
Trooper Brandon McPherson investigated the crime and was able to locate the television and give it back to the church.
Wagoner and Seaton are in the Muhlenberg County Jail facing felony charges.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp has gone on the record in support of a citywide ordinance against smoking in most public places, but that may not bee needed of the General Assembly passes proposed legislation.
Lexington Democrat State Representative Susan Westrom has sponsored a bill banning smoking in public places, including the workplace.
Representative Westrom acknowledges the past of Kentucky being one of the tobacco capitals of the world, but says that industry is now much more global.
She says she’s even received calls from tobacco farmers supporting the ban on smoking in public, which likely wouldn’t have happened in the past.
Tennessee already has such a ban and Indiana is considering the same thing during this year’s session of the General Assembly. The American Lung Association has given Kentucky an “F” grade on tobacco control policies, saying there are not enough rules protecting citizens from the known health hazards of tobacco use.
A single vehicle wreck on Gospel of Peace Road last night injured a Christian County woman.
The incident happened around 8pm near the intersection with Butler Road, according to the report from the Sheriff’s Office, which says 51-year old Darlene Kozac of Candy Drive was westbound when a truck swerved into her lane.
Ms. Kozac swerved to miss the oncoming truck and ran off the roadway and into a pole. Her vehicle continued on until striking an embankment.
She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of injuries to the head and face.
Someone broke into the Carmike Movie Theater in Hopkinsville late Monday night or Tuesday morning in an apparent attempt to break into a safe.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says employees of the theater behind Bradford Square Mall found that someone had pried open an auditorium door to get in the building.
The perpetrator then pried or kicked in an office door to get to a safe containing cash, but was not able to get it open. Justin Settle of the theater told police there had been previous burglaries at the building and damage done in those instances. **
The State Senate has passed its own re-districting bill and it isn’t exactly what the rumors indicated it might have been.
State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville was the only Democrat to vote for the bill which would give him Christian, Caldwell, Crittenden and Union Counties. He currently serves Christian, Todd and Logan.
Just as the House re-districting bill pitted several Republicans against each other—including State Representative Myron Dossett against Madisonville Republican Ben Wade—the Senate bill puts four Democrat senators against each other.
Senator Pendleton is not in that number and Todd and Logan Counties are up for grabs as to who their senator will be.
The bill has Todd and Logan in a district with Muhlenberg, Simpson and Allen Counties in addition to a portion of Warren.
There are rumors that a prominent Todd County Democrat may run for that seat, though the bill will have to pass both chambers and be signed by the governor before anyone could file.
There was reportedly an understanding the senate would pass the house’s bill and vice versa to allow those law-makers to draw their own districts.