Kentucky State Police say they will be out in full force on the Fourth of July holiday.
A news release says as part of the “Operation Blue Lights” summer traffic enforcement campaign, police are asking for motorists to take extra precautions when traveling the roadways and to have all of their appropriate paperwork on them.
Trooper Jonathan Biven says there will be roadblocks in strategic areas looking for anyone who may be driving impaired or committing any other traffic violation.
Captain Ricki Allen reminds citizens to be mindful of their surroundings and to be responsible on roadways.
Traffic fatalities are running well ahead of last year’s pace and police want to see that trend turned around.
A laptop computer was recently stolen from a Hopkinsville factory.
The 13-hundred dollar Dell Latatude was stolen sometime between June 19th and Monday, according to employees at T-Rad on Bill Bryan Boulevard, who say it went missing somewhere between receiving and their office.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
Today is Pennyrile Rural Electric day at the Western Kentucky State Fair and members can get in free from 4 until 5:30.
All members have to do is bring the coupon that was attached to their Kentucky Living magazine last month, with Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile Electric explaining.
The featured attraction at the grandstand tonight is the antique tractor pulls at 7pm, according to J.R. Knight.
The Ridgerunners and The Roys will perform at 7:30pm in the Convention Center and the 4-H exhibits begin today in the “little room” of the convention center. It’s also another arm band night, with unlimited rides costing 18 dollars.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a home invasion on North Kentucky Avenue from last night.
Like other recent burglaries and robberies, three suspects armed with handguns reportedly committed the offense, this time at 115 North Kentucky.
46-year old Faitema Hopkins of that address told police a Hispanic male knocked on her door around 10:45 and that he forced his way inside when she opened it. Two other suspects came in behind him with pistols demanding money.
Two of the suspects pointed their guns at Ms. Hopkins while the third suspect took her money out of her bedroom, with two other women at the home also held at gunpoint.
The three suspects got away, with the Special Investigation Unit of the Hopkinsville Police Department looking into this and other recent incidents.
One person had to be hospitalized following a rear-end collision on McLean Avenue yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened around 5:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 31-year old Latisha Pulley of Hopkinsville was stopped attempting to make a left turn.
19-year old Corshica Oatts was approaching from behind and said she didn’t see Pulley stopped and rear-ended her vehicle. Ms. Oatts got out of her vehicle before putting it in park and it rolled backwards into a tree line at the bottom of the hill across from Belmont Elementary School.
Both drivers were injured, but the report says only Ms. Pulley was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.