An Army Veteran is on a personal mission and is embarking on a long journey to honor those who have served and died in Afghanistan and is expected to make a stop in Christian County on Monday.
As Mike Ehredt of Hope, Idaho finishes day number 47 of his 79-day journey, his stop in Christian County will mark the 1,217th mile since he began his personal quest.
Flags bearing the name, rank, age and hometown of a fallen U.S. service members has been placed at each mile of his run.
Ehredt's route will take him through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Ehredt is expected to stay overnight in Christian County and local dignitaries are encouraging residents to attend a 2 p.m. welcome reception for the Army Veteran on Monday at the dining room at Novadell Golf Course.
Thanks to an anonymous tipster today into Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers, this week’s Fugitive of the Week, 38-year old Rodney Lee Edwards has been taken into custody.
Acting on a tip police received just before noon today, Edwards was located at 2511 Florence Street and was taken into custody without incident on the strength of a receiving stolen property felony warrant.
Police say the anonymous tipster will be receiving a cash reward for their tip that led to Edwards’ arrest.
Edwards is accused of pawning several stolen items from a storage unit belonging to Lucian Gant sometime on Monday, September 3rd.
Officials with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Salvation Army say household items are desperately needed for several local families that have been displaced as a result of the early morning fire at a downtown apartment complex.
Captain Mark Czanderna is asking residents to donate household goods like beds, couches, clothes and appliances for the families.
Hopkinsville residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not a public smoking ban will take effect.
During last night’s council meeting, council members were split down the middle, with Mayor Dan Kemp having to vote and breaking the tie.
Council members Wesley Grimes, Paul Henson, Marby Schlegel, Patricia Bell,Ann Cherry and Jimmy Dossett voted against the smoking ban.
Councilman Dossett says he is disappointed that the public smoking ban ordinance passed on first reading during last night’s city council meeting.
Council members will be voting on the second reading of the ordinance at the October 16th meeting and if it passes, it will take effect on January 1st.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that a Christian County man was convicted of having child pornography.
A Christian County jury found former Fort Campbell soldier, 27-year-old Michael Myers of Oak Grove guilty yesterday on 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, which is considered to be a Class D felony.
The jury also recommended a sentence of one year per count to run concurrently.
Myers will also be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 20 years.
The case against Myers was the result of an undercover investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit in September of 2009.
A Christian County grand jury indicted Myers in January of 2010.
Myers will be sentenced on December 5, 2012.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations and seized approximately 350,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.