A Clarksville man was arrested yesterday on theft charges after allegedly trying to scrap items stolen over the weekend.
Arrested at City Salvage around 5pm was 42-year old Lazarus McDonald of Clarksville. The arrest card says McDonald was seen driving the vehicle he was in yesterday on two occasions by eye-witnesses of a theft.
In particular, McDonald was the prime suspect in a theft investigation at a Cherokee Trace Boulevard theft from the weekend when 12 propane tanks were stolen from a business.
Police say the chain and master lock that were attached to the tanks were found in McDonald’s car and that the manager of the business came to the traffic stop and had the key to open the lock in question.
McDonald was charged with three counts of theft and two counts of theft by deception in addition to driving on a suspended license.
A Hopkinsville woman is accused of stealing and then hiding soap in her pants.
Hopkinsville Police on Friday charged 28-year old Siominia Cherry with 2nd degree robbery after a IGA store employee allegedly witnessed Cherry conceal Dial soap in her pants and attempted to leave without paying for the merchandise.
The store employee also told police that after she stopped Cherry at the door, Cherry assaulted her, threw down the merchandise and fled the store.
In an attempt to escape, Cherry is also accused of pushing the employee against the wall, causing a minor scratch on her arm, the employee then followed Cherry until police arrived.
Cherry was arrested without incident a short time after police arrived and the total value of the merchandise that was unsuccessfully stolen was $2.29.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are urging political candidates and their supporters to remove all campaign signs from state highway roadsides as highway crews and contractors prepare to start their fall mowing cycle.
Contract mowing crews and state crews will start their fall mowing during the next two weeks across the Commonwealth.
All campaign, advertising and yard sale signs need to be removed from state rights of way ahead of mowing crews as it creates a safety hazard for the public and mowing crews.
Crews are expected to start work along the Audubon Parkway from Owensboro to Henderson around October 22nd, then turn southward and mow along the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway from Henderson to Hopkinsville.
Officials are also reminding motorists to slow down and use appropriate caution whenever they enter a mowing zone since crews will be out mowing anytime weather permits between sunup and sundown, Monday through Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are now complete for 71-year old Montgomery County Sheriff Norman Lewis of Clarksville who passed away Sunday afternoon at his residence.
Lewis died at home with his family at his side after a lengthy battle with a stem cell disorder that causes leukemia.
Congressman Ed Whitfield has sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to fulfill his commitments he made several years ago when he first took office concerning transparency of organizations.
Congressman Whitfield sent the letter to the President requesting he halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s diverging course.
In the letter, Congressman Whitfield wrote he was deeply troubled by the EPA working outside of its legal authority and in a manner clearly inconsistent with the expectations the President set forth.
In the letter Congressman Whitfield also mentioned that as our country struggles to create jobs and grow the economy, it cannot afford EPA’s costly freelancing beyond the bounds of existing laws.
The letter outlines recent court decisions where judges have ruled the EPA had overstepped its authority.