Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp this week will be presenting keys to a new home to a local resident whose house was beyond repair.
Mayor Kemp will present the keys to Robert Coleman.
The house is located at 826 Younglove Street and Coleman is a participant in the Hopkinsville Home Improvement Program.
Coleman’s previous home was demolished and a new home was built on the same site through a partnership between the Christian County Hopkinsville Development Corporation and the City of Hopkinsville.
The key presentation ceremony is scheduled to take place Thursday at 3 p.m.
Two new Hopkinsville Police Officers graduated from the law enforcement academy last week.
Completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training program were Hopkinsville Police Officers Robert Hadley and Cory Smith. They were part of a class of 30 who completed 18 weeks of training that consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction.
The training includes homeland security, law offenses, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid, patrol procedures, orientation and the mechanics of an arrest.
Also graduating in the class were Marvin Mefford of the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Deshields and Derek Muscovalley of the Murray Police Department.
Officials with the Screaming Eagle Foundations War Garden Project at Fort Campbell are asking for the public’s support in winning a $25,000 Home Depot gift card.
Residents are asked to vote daily in the Home Depot Foundations 2nd annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest.
Voting began Friday and will run through Thursday, February 28th at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.
Officials say the organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund the Screaming Eagle Foundation’s War Garden Project, which helps local soldiers cope and manage combat related injuries through gardening.
Someone broke into a 16th Street home Saturday and got away with over three thousand dollars worth of property.
The burglary happened between 8:30am and 12:30pm, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Adam Robertson, which says $3,400 worth of property was taken from 67-year old Donna Wheeland.
Among the items stolen was an electric guitar and stainless steel kitchen set. No suspects are listed on the report.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery from Saturday night.
The report from Officer Gabe Gillingham says the alleged robbery happened at the Cottonwood Apartments at 2907 Virginia Street around 8:30pm Saturday.
The victim, 39-year old Tony Adams of Cerulean, told police a man approached her vehicle and asked for a dollar for gas. When she went to get the money from an envelope, the man punched her in the back of the head and grabbed the envelope and fled the scene.
No description of the suspect is listed on the report and Ms. Adams said she didn’t know the man.