Clarksville Police are investigating three separate vehicle fires from early Monday morning as arson.
A news release from Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the three fires happened within a 15 minute period around 3am at 1593 Boxcroft Ct, 1538 Cherry Tree Drive and 312 Gomer Road.
All three fires were in residential neighborhoods and the blaze on Cherry Tree Drive caused exterior damage to two homes. A 2006 Chevy Trailblazer was destroyed on Cherry Tree, a Ford F150 was destroyed on Boxcroft and a 1997 Ford Contour sustained interior damage on Gomer Road.
No one was injured and anyone knowing any information on the crimes should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
The 2013 short session of the Kentucky General Assembly will open Tuesday with four days of administrative work.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville says the first day will be choosing leadership and committee chairs.
The four days this week is an opportunity to build relationships and to talk some of the more important issues over with other lawmakers, according to Tilley, who says there is a lot of work to get done.
Representative Tilley says he’d like to see the structure of short sessions changed where many of the administrative duties that take up so much time could be done before the session officially begins.
Lawmakers are expected to tackle re-districting, pension reform, tax reform and there could be changes in the so-called “pill mill bill.” Legislators will not be in session again until next month after this week’s four-day administrative period.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is calling on President Obama to take the lead in dealing with the country's debt.
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," the Republican said the country’s spending problems continue to get worse with time.
The Senator says Congress shouldn't have to take the lead in spending cuts.
He refused to commit on whether he would allow a government shutdown if an agreement can't be reached on spending.
The efforts by a Todd County business to raise money for families of the victims in Newtown, Connecticut have been successful by any measure.
Todd County and Cook-Webb Funeral Home owner-operator Shane Hessey says $3,903 was donated to the burial fund for the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.
Hessey says there was also a good turnout of people wanting to sign the register book to show support to the victims’ families. That register will be sent to the Connecticut town.
The money raised will make it to the victims through the Funeral Directors Association of Connecticut.
A pedestrian was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by private vehicle following a wreck at 9th and Main Sunday evening.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 25-year old Terra Gallaway of Madisonville was turning left onto South Main around 6:15 and didn’t see 22-year old Kyle Stanley of Jackson, Georgia crossing the street.
Stanley initially said he wasn’t hurt, but his mother later took him to the hospital for swelling to his wrist and scrapes on his knees.