A Marshall County Grand Jury will hear a case for second degree manslaughter against a suspect accused of choking a man to death while waiting for police to arrive.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Howard Baier and Jimmy Filbeck were fighting on July 18th when Filbeck attempted to restrain Baier until deputies arrived.
Baier was dead when police arrived and an autopsy revealed he died from being choked and suffocated. Those findings were consistent with statements given by Filbeck at the scene. The Marshall County Grand Jury will decide on whether to charge Filbeck with manslaughter on September 13th.
The 25th Annual Trail of Tears Inter-Tribal Pow Wow gets underway Friday evening at the park and officials are hoping for a great turnout.
Temperatures are supposed to top out in the 70’s Saturday and Sunday and Friday night should be pleasant too, assuming the rain stays away until after the 6pm concert by the Southern Dirt Band and Indigenous.
Organizer Peg Hays says there will be all of the old traditions and more through the weekend.
As always, attendees are also encouraged to look at and commemorate the history of the park and remember those Native Americans who died on the march to Oklahoma.
Friday night’s concerts are free to attend, while admission Saturday and Sunday is six dollars.
The 2012 United Way fundraising campaign officially kicks off tomorrow morning.
A kickoff breakfast is set for 7am at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center, according to Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, who is the co-chair of this year’s campaign along with his wife Henrietta.
Mayor Kemp says this year’s goal is 738-thousand dollars, a goal he believes is attainable with the support of the community.
Many Hopkinsville businesses and individuals will donate over the next few months and the total amount raised will be announced January 10th at the annual celebration dinner.
A man accused of stealing six guns from a Hopkinsville pawn shop was served with an arrest warrant last night.
Charged with first degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was 27-year old Torey Christian of Hopkinsville.
The warrant, which was served at the Christian County Jail, alleges that Christian stole six guns from Dale’s Pawn Shop on June 19th.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp made a major announcement tonight concerning the city’s proposed multi-million dollar municipal center.
Mayor Kemp announced a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hopkinsville Municipal Center will take place Tuesday, September 18th at 5:15 p.m. at the downtown building site at 715 South Virginia Street.
Mayor Kemp says he is also pleased to announce that nine local suppliers and contractors have over $1.2 million participation in the estimated $8.2 million project.
The city received approval last week from the Kentucky Building Code Office to move forward with the project with construction expected to last about 18 months.
During the council member comments portion of the meeting, Councilman Charlie Henderson expressed his concern about the handling of bids.