The Christian County Grand Jury indictment returned against Hopkinsville City Councilwoman Ann Cherry includes three charges.
The “true bill” returned Friday lists one count each of tampering with public records, tampering with a witness and second degree official misconduct. There is nothing in Ms. Cherry’s court file which goes into any detail over what the charges are regarding.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police says the indictment centers around Ms. Cherry's alleged interference in the investigation of multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries in the city during the month of July.
In addition, multiple reliable sources say the crux of the case against Ms. Cherry relates to the investigation of the “Southside Prowler.” What exactly Ms. Cherry allegedly did to hinder that investigation has not been stated publicly by police or prosecutors.
The councilwoman was served with a criminal summons by Kentucky State Police Friday night around 9:20 at the Christian County Justice Center and will be arraigned in Circuit Court on August 29th at 8:30am.
Ms. Cherry has represented Ward 6 on City Council since 2009 and is on the ballot for a third term in November.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” campaign will begin next month to raise money for local muscular dystrophy patients.
Fire Marshal Cecelia Cloos says fire-fighters will continue a long tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association beginning August 31st and running through September 2nd, when they will accept donations in front of the Hopkinsville Wal-Mart.
She says $7,100 was raised last year and the money goes right where it’s most needed.
Fire Marshal Cloos says the “Fill the Boot” campaign is the local department’s way to help those fighting one of the 43 different types of muscular dystrophy.
The money raise also goes to help send children suffering from the disease to attend a week-long summer camp.
State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville will join Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer Thursday morning when they appear with U.S. Senator Rand Paul for a news conference at the Kentucky State Fair regarding industrial hemp.
Senator Pendleton, who is a Democrat, has supported legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in Kentucky for the last several years. Commissioner Comer, who is a Republican, has paired up with the senator on many occasions across Kentucky to speak to crowds about the product which they say is not the same as marijuana and that would help agriculture and create jobs.
One of the most well-known politicians in the country has joined them in Senator Paul and Pendleton says he’s glad to see the bi-partisan rally.
Senator Pendleton says having high ranking officials such as Commissioner Comer and Senator Paul supporting industrial hemp is unprecedented.
Federal law would still ban growing industrial hemp even if Kentucky passed a new law, but supporters want Kentucky farmers to be ready to start growing the product if and when those regulations are released.
Another arrest has resulted from a deer camera video posted on the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says the public helped his department identify a second suspect in a theft at a junk yard as 34-year old Jonathan McCoy. He was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and charged with theft, criminal trespass and tampering with evidence for the incident caught on the deer camera and charged with a second count of theft on an unrelated incident.
Sheriff Burnam says he can’t thank the citizens of Trigg County enough for their help in providing tips and encourages them to continue doing so. McCoy remains in the McCracken County Jail.
Cadiz Police are investigating an apparent attempted break-in at a drug store from early this morning.
Officers were called to Save-On Drugs at 266 Main Street around 4am to respond to an alarm. Officer Aaron Acree found the drive-through window had been tampered with an apparent attempt to gain entry to the store.
The perpetrator was not able to get inside and the store’s owner told police nothing had been taken. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious outside of the store around 4am should call Cadiz Police at 270-522-8369.