The heat can be particularly oppressive on the elderly and a local organization is offering to check on older loved ones in the north part of Christian County.
Christian County Community Emergency Response Teams coordinator Bill Thielen says his group will check the welfare of any elderly individual in northern Christian County during this heat wave.
Thielen says CERT teams fear some elderly people may not know just how hot it is going to be and may not be prepared to cope.
Another local county has joined the list with an outdoor burn ban.
Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries has issued a proclamation banning any outdoor burning, though that ordinance does not currently include the use of fireworks.
The ban will remain in place until conditions improve, as the entire area is under a moderate to severe drought. Trigg joins Todd, Muhlenberg, Hopkins and Montgomery Counties in instituting a ban.
Local law enforcement believe they now know who was responsible for a shooting incident on South Campbell Street in April and are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.
The initial incident happened April 29th at 106 South Campbell, where 27-year old Javon Radford of Hopkinsville was found lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound.
Radford remains in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Hopkinsville Police now believe they know who shot him. An arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year old Darius Montez Joiner, whose last known address was in Louisville. Joiner is a black male, standing 5-foot-11 and weighing about 200 pounds.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Joiner is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS.
A Clarksville teenager was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a two-vehicle wreck in Christian County yesterday.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says 56-year old Hank Dawson of Herndon was northbound on Palmyra Road around 3:30 and said he didn’t see the westbound vehicle driven by 44-year old Jamie Shade of Clarksville on Kentucky 117.
Dawson struck Shade’s driver’s side, causing major damage. Dawson was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of shoulder pain.
16-year old Ashley Shade was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt for treatment of an apparent broken leg, while 14-year old Natalie Green was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Hospital for treatment of a possible broken leg.
A Madisonville man was arrested yesterday for allegedly shooting another man in the leg.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Detective Will Coursey says 54-year old Dwayne Cates of Madisonville and 49-year old Daniel Martin of Madisonville were in an argument on Crowley Lane.
Police say Cates had a gun and fired it toward the ground in the area of Martin and his girlfriend. Martin was struck in the leg and taken to Regional Medical Center, while Cates was located behind his home and arrested on first degree assault and wanton endangerment charges.