The crew from the West 7th Street Sonic Drive-In continues to advance in a national competition.
After competing against more than 25-hundred drive-ins from across the country, the local Sonic crew is now in the final 48 teams in a competition of procedural knowledge.
Each remaining crew will compete in a Traveling Knowledge Bowl, which is described as a game show-like quiz competition based on the daily operations at a drive-in. Six crewmembers will answer a series of questions relating to the operational procedures specific to their position at Sonic.
If the West 7th crew is able to advance again, they would receive an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the finals against 11 other crews from across the United States.
Hopkinsville Police were called to the Fort Campbell Boulevard Swifty gas station last night, where a female employee said she was robbed at gunpoint.
22-year old Katina King of Hopkinsville told officer Spencer Loftus she was cleaning the men’s restroom around 10:40 last night when a man came in and pulled a handgun.
The perpetrator took all of the money she had in her possession and Ms. King said he punched her in the stomach. The victim said she pepper-sprayed him just before he fled the scene and got away.
Hopkinsville Police remained on the scene until well after 2am and the investigation continues.
Vandals did damage to landscaping and stole signs from University Heights Academy sometime in the last few weeks.
Principal Pam Nunn told Hopkinsville Police that the vandals used their vehicle to make several large cuts in two grassy fields. The perpetrators also took four metal signs in the parking lot.
No suspects are listed on the report.
A Madisonville man was arrested Tuesday on sexual abuse charges against a small child.
A news release from the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office only says an investigation and interview of 49-year old Mark McFarland of Madisonville turned up enough evidence to arrest him and charge him with first degree sexual abuse.
Police say the alleged victim is a six-year old girl. He is lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
The American Red Cross says recent severe weather in other area of the country have caused an even greater shortage of blood supplies.
A news release from the regional Red Cross office says the number of blood donors is up, but supply is still low after severe storms caused damage and injuries in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States.
Officials say there will be blood drives on Fort Campbell Friday from 10 until 3 at Byrd Health Clinic and from 10 until 3 July 20th at the Post Exchange.