Hopkinsville Police arrested a man yesterday afternoon accused of assaulting the husband of his niece.
Police say the niece of 34-year old Christopher Cotton of Hopkinsville had been arrested earlier in the day on domestic assault charges. Cotton said he went to her home to get her keys around 5pm, but his story and the victim’s story begin to diverge there.
The victim told officers that Cotton broke into his apartment and put a gun in his mouth and then choked him, while Cotton reportedly admitted to choking the victim, but said he had no gun. The victim said Cotton also threw him down a couple of times.
The victim was able to get away from Cotton on foot by running away from the apartment. Cotton was arrested a few minutes later on Summit Street and charged with intimidating a witness in a legal process and 1st degree burglary.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on criminal abuse charges Saturday night for allegedly not getting her child much-needed medical attention.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 41-year old Sue Howard had allegedly sent the child’s father and step-mother photos of how the child had been losing very large amounts of blood while going to the bathroom, but said she had not taken him to the doctor.
When police were notified, Ms. Howard reportedly told them the bleeding had been going on for most of the day but that she didn’t feel he needed medical attention. An ambulance took the child to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where a doctor and nurse said he could have likely had serious medical problems without proper attention.
The medical officials said the boy should have been brought in much earlier than he was. Howard was arrested and charged with Criminal abuse.
Today is of course Memorial Day and there are several ceremonies scheduled in the area.
The first ceremony is 9am this morning at Riverside Cemetery on North Main Street in Hopkinsville where the local veterans of foreign wars post 19-13 will hold its first of two commemorations.
World War Two veteran Tag Mabry of Hopkinsville will be the keynote speaker at that ceremony and will speak again at 11am at the commemoration at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery west off Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The annual ceremony at Green Hill Memorial Gardens on Cadiz Road will be this morning at 10, with the 101st Airborne Division providing the honor guard and invocation.
State Representative Myron Dossett will be the keynote speaker at the annual commemoration in Crofton, with that event to get underway at 10 at the Crofton Veterans Memorial Park.
Clarksville will have its annual ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park on Madison Street at 10am.
Photo courtesy of Highway Dept.
News of bridge work is probably the last thing most want to hear about, but several agencies responded to the report of a sinking barge on the Tennessee River at the construction site for the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter Sunday morning.
An employee of C.J. Mahan Construction, the contractor on the main span of the new bridge, was checking on equipment at the site yesterday and found a crane barge was taking on water.
He immediately alerted additional Mahan employees, the Coast Guard, and the nearby James Marine Shipyard. A harbor boat from James Marine responded with pumps in an effort to save the barge and 280 ft. crane it supported.
Work on the New US 60 Tennessee River Bridge had shut down for the Memorial Day weekend and a check of the site Saturday turned up no problems.
Several nearby barges containing steel, other construction materials, and equipment were moved to the other side of the river and the listing crane barge was positioned to allow it to settle on the bottom near the Livingston County shoreline.
Engineers were optimistic the crane mounted on the deck would remain above the waterline, but placed booms around the area to prevent oil from seeping into the river should the barge settle lower than expected.
Clarksville Police have released the name of the biker who was killed in a wreck early Saturday morning.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the man found lying on Autumnwood Blvd barely breathing around 3am Saturday and who later died at Gateway Medical Center was 30-year old Franklin Evan Wadsworth of Clarksville. There were no witnesses to the incident, so police are not sure exactly when the wreck happened.
The preliminary investigation determined Wadsworth was on Hazelwood St when he ran into a yard and was ejected from his motorcycle onto Autumnwood. A passing motorist eventually found him and called 911.