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.
State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has announced he will seek another term in that post.
Senator Pendleton has served since 1993 and says in a news release that he wants to continue to use his seniority and position on key committees to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life for the people of the 3rd District.
He says education, health care and jobs must be the priorities for state government. Christian County Attorney Mike Foster and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble signed his official notification and declaration papers, according to the release.
Senator Pendleton defeated Republican Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones in the 2008 general election. Senator Pendleton represents Christian, Todd and Logan Counties.
Also filing her papers for re-election was 16th District State Representative Martha Jane King, who represents Todd and Logan Counties.
Residential trash pick-ups will be unaffected by the Christmas holiday.
Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority General Manager Tony Sicari says offices and the landfill will be closed Friday and Monday, but that Herby Curby routes will be run as normal.
Anyone with questions can call the offices at 887-6244.
Three trailers have been stolen in Todd County in the last week and police there are asking residents to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.
The first incident happened at the 215 Allensville Street residence of Henry Aguino last Tuesday, according to Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin, who says someone stole a 16-foot trailer from Aguino’s driveway.
There have been two other trailers stolen in the county since then, with investigations underway by the Sheriff’s Office. A similar incident is also underway in Logan County.
Chief Marklin says to report any suspicious activity to police and to get a license plate number if you see someone hitching up to your neighbor’s trailer.