Hopkinsville Police are investigating an alleged burglary that took place sometime late last month and Sunday.
27-year old Tina Anthony of 10-02 7th Street told police on Monday that while she was out of town for about a week, someone broke into her residence.
Ms. Anthony reported that when she returned, she noticed her rear door was forced open and that her laundry detergent, liquid hand soap and food were stolen.
Police say the case remains open and that officers will be following up on the case.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a local man for allegedly lying to police.
48-year old Sammie Bingham was arrested on Monday and was charged with one count of falsely reporting an incident after he allegedly called E.C.C. to report that his sister, who lives out of state, and two females were attacked.
Officers who responded to the Oak Street residence where he was located, reported that two females at the address were alarmed and clueless as to why police were called.
When questioned by police, Bingham claimed his sister, who lives in Alaska was attacked and two other females found at the local residence were also attacked by his sister’s boyfriend.
The two females told police the attacks never happened.
Police reported Bingham being highly intoxicated and was unruly while he was in the back seat of a police cruiser shortly after his arrest.
Elkton City Council got all of its business done in less than 30 minutes Monday evening, but squeezed quite a bit of information into that half-hour.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin had a positive report to give along with his monthly activity log and thanked residents there for complying with the burn and fireworks ban over the Fourth of July holiday.
Five residents of Hopkinsville’s Ward 1 submitted their applications for consideration to take the City Council seat left open with the passing of longtime member Fred Atkins.
The 11 sitting council members will choose out of the cast of three women and two men as who they believe would best serve the first ward.
Among those applying is Terri Croney of East 7th Street, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Atkins for the seat in 2010. Ms. Croney lists her employment on her resume as a project clerk at Hopkinsville Middle School. She owned and operated Salon Secret for about six years.
Cornelia Belle of Lindwood Drive says she is retired on her resume, but says she was Executive Director of the Aaron McNeil House in 1992 and that she worked 20 years with the Head Start program.
Carolsue Daigre of East 7th says she and her husband own a farm where they raise dairy bull calves and goats in addition to selling flowers and produce. She says she ran for council as a Republican in 2002, but switched parties to become a Democrat soon after. Ms. Daigre is a military veteran.
Thomas Grant of East First Street also identifies himself as a Democrat and lists a lengthy record of service with civic organizations, including time as president of Pioneers, Incorporated. He is also a military veteran and served four years on Fort Campbell.
Wendell Green of Brown Street has worked at Metalsa, which used to be Dana, since 1994. He retired from the military after 15 years of service and also lists several duties which he holds in his church.
Whoever is appointed by council will likely have to face opposition in November, as candidates still have a few weeks to file as an independent candidate.
A Clarksville man was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Sunday night after his young daughter allegedly shot off a round from a handgun inside an apartment.
26-year old Vernon Gress of Greenwood Avenue is charged with one count of child abuse and neglect after Clarksville Police responded to a call that a firearm was discharged inside an apartment where a child was staying.
Responding officers reported that Gress admitted that his daughter got ahold of his loaded handgun that was left in the living room, while he took out the trash.
Police reported that the round struck the exterior wall of the building, and that an infant was sleeping in an adjacent room.
The firearm was seized and was placed into evidence, while the children were picked up by their mothers at the scene.
Gress was taken into custody without incident.