Clarksville Police have new information regarding three open murder cases from the last two years and are asking for the public’s help to help them solve them.
The first case is the September 2010 death of 74-year old Jonah Russell Gray. A family member found Gray alone and deceased in his residence and his death was ruled homicide. Gray had been at work only five hours before his body was found.
The second case is from May 7th of last year, when multiple black males kicked open the door at 614 Bunker Hill and demanded money of the residents at gunpoint. Shot and killed was 37-year old Raul Arias Triana. Police believe the home invasion was not a random act and are confident it was a drug-related incident.
The most incident was January 6th of this year, when officers were called to the 1100 block of Main Street and found 33-year old Amanda Weyand and 23-year old Derrick Darnell Sherden of 1114 Main dead from gunshot wounds. Forensic evidence has generated some good leads that were not available at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information on any of the three cases is asked to call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
A public smoking ban in Hopkinsville will once again be up for discussion when the City Council Committee of the Whole meets tomorrow night.
The ordinance was tabled earlier in the summer after discussion of several potential amendments. Council will head back to “square one” with the committee process and Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says he wants to see it get done.
Supporters of the ordinance say it would work to benefit the public’s help, while detractors argue it violates the rights of individual business owners. Mayor Kemp says surveys have shown a majority of Hopkinsville residents want a smoking ban.
Some of the proposed amendments have included exclusions for businesses with only a few employees, though that proposition has been questioned based on whether it’s constitutional. The committee will meet in council chambers at 6pm Thursday evening.
Hopkinsville City Council tonight unanimously passed the first reading of the 2012 property tax rate and recognized a city employee for her dedicated service to the community.
Chief Financial Officer, Robert Martin explains more details of the property tax rate.
A Hopkinsville mission center will be teaming up with Jennie Stuart Medical Center to provide free services to local seniors.
The Micah Mission Center will be hosting its first Senior Health Fair this Friday and is partnering with JSMC and Hopkinsville Community College and various healthcare businesses to offer free screenings.
Officials say local seniors will have the opportunity to receive free blood pressure, blood glucose and hearing screenings.
In addition to the screenings, seniors will also receive information about nutrition, vision related diseases, home health services and equipment and products for diabetes.
The Micah Mission Center is located at 209 South Main Street with the health fair scheduled to take place Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.