Two recent traffic stops in Christian County resulted in the arrests of the drivers for their second DUI in the last five years.
The most recent incident was Monday night around 11:15 near the 3200 block of Lafayette Road.
Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Tracey Mayberry noticed a vehicle in front of her veering into a lane of oncoming traffic multiple times. She pulled over 42-year old Antonio Brunson of Hopkinsville, who allegedly failed two field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol content of .116.
Brunson was previously convicted of driving impaired January 14, 2010.
Meanwhile, The Christian County Sheriff's Department arrested 64-year old Danny Cook of Hopkinsville Thursday evening. The citation says Cook was inside a vehicle stuck in a yard on Tinsley Drive.
Cook reportedly said he could not do any field sobriety tests and was allegedly uncooperative with officers. He refused the breath test and was arrested for his second DUI in the last five years.
A Hopkinsville man has been indicted by the Christian County Grand Jury and arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe a city Code Enforcement employee.
Charged with bribery of of a public servant is 71-year old Johnny Lara of Hopkinsville. The arrest citation says Lara allegedly offered $400 to an employee to drop violations against his property. The previously sealed grand jury indictment says the alleged incident happened January 31.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday to celebrate the opening of another local business.
The ribbon cutting will take place at noon Friday to celebrate the grand opening of The Farmer’s Daughter.
Chamber officials say The Farmer's Daughter is a children's and women's boutique with everything in between and is located at 12-22-A Skyline Drive.
A Ladies Night is scheduled that evening from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. with store to officially open Saturday, March 1st, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County program has been successful for over two decades and there will soon be a similar program in Todd County.
Todd County Health Department Director Jenn Harris sent out an email this week saying it will be a 10-month program for people who live or work in Todd County. Like the Hopkinsville program, Leadership Todd County will be designed to develop leaders within the community by bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences together.
Participation will be limited to 10 to 15 applicants each year and it will be by application only. Applications will be accepted beginning April 21.
The program will consist of one full day of class each month on different topic areas including agriculture, military, education, government, health, business and industry, community and social events and arts and heritage.
A soldier with the 160th Special Operations Unit has a unique opportunity that very few in his shoes get to experience.
42-year old Staff Sergeant Joseph Simms of Sylvester, Georgia is serving alongside his son, 19-year old Private Charlie Shaw of Clarksville, who recently graduated from the unit's rigorous Enlisted Green Platoon training.
Staff Sergeant Simms was quoted as saying he never expected to watch one of his kids graduate through Green Platoon, while Private Shaw said he was exposed to life in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and discussions with his dad helped influence his decision to join the elite unit.
Private Shaw is also a third generation soldier, since his grandfather served in the U.S. Army in the 1960s.