Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp this week declared March as Women’s History month in Hopkinsville-Christian County.
Mayor Kemp read off and signed a proclamation Tuesday night declaring March as Women’s History month for this area in support of the national designation honoring women who have made an impact in their communities.
Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning and it's always a good occasion to check your smoke detectors and weather radio batteries.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Inspector Cecelia Cloos says residents should test those devices when we fall back and spring forward.
Inspector Cloos says if you need help obtaining or installing new batteries for your smoke detector or need a new detector and live in the city, you can call the Hopkinsville Fire Department at 270-890-1300.
She says it's also important to note smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, as they are not designed to function much longer than a decade.
Daylight Saving Time of course means you will set your clock ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Black ice led to a single-vehicle accident on a Pennyrile Parkway entrance ramp Friday morning that injured the driver.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 30-year old Eric Patterson of Clarksville had been attempting to get on the Pennyrile Parkway northbound lanes from Fort Campbell Boulevard around 7:10, when he hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his SUV.
The vehicle ran off the pavement and traveled down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Patterson was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Police say Patterson was wearing his seat belt.
Three Hopkinsville residents were arrested on methamphetamine and child abuse charges after an investigation at a Donna Drive residence Thursday night.
Officers went to 124 Donna Drive around 6:30 looking for a wanted fugitive and obtained consent to search for the suspect in the residence, according to the Hopkinsville Police citation.
Once inside, police reportedly saw a bag of white powder and numerous items of drug paraphernalia in plain view. The report says 27-year old Jennifer Scott of Hopkinsville gave Officer Gary Hicks and Officer Terry Bigbee written permission to search the home and that turned up a box with all components of a meth lab and multiple portable meth labs in the basement.
At least one meth lab was near the room of children who lived in the home and all of the labs were within reach of the children, whose ages are listed as seven and six.
The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force was called to assist in the removal of the labs and Hopkinsville Police arrested Scott, 39-year old Jason Laster of Hopkinsville and 51-year old Joseph Sisk of Hopkinsville on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree criminal abuse.
Laster was also served with warrants for contempt of court and probation violation.
The children were placed in the custody of their grandmother and they were treated at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for exposure to the methamphetamine labs.
There could be a new principal hired at Martin Luther King Elementary School by the end of Monday.
The MLK Site Based Council will meet at 2:30 in the school's council room and the advanced agenda says the purpose of the meeting is for principal selection and action may be taken.
Members of the council have solicited guidance from faculty, staff and members of the community in the selection process.