Organizers with the 14th annual Take Kids Fishing Day are inviting the public to witness officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stock Little River and the lake with hundreds of fish in preparation of the event.
Officials say “Big Jeff,” the giant catfish that’s the main target of young fisherman each year will also be released Thursday.
RC&D Board member, Matt Snorton says the event is a lot of fun for the entire family.
Officials say “Big Jeff” will make his plunge into North Fork Little River at 1 p.m. on Thursday before hundreds of area children will swarm Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Garden on Saturday morning.
Snorton says Take Kids Fishing Day is a great way for children who are not exposed to the outdoors a lot to appreciate nature.
“Big Jeff” has never been caught and organizers are challenging local youngsters to take their best shot at catching him Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Jeffers Bend.
State Auditor Adam Edelen released a financial report concerning the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and found no instances of non-compliance.
The audit found that Sheriff Livy Leavell’s financial settlement fairly represents the taxes charged and credited between April 16th, 2010 through April 15th, 2011.
Edelen also found no material weaknesses involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation.
State law requires sheriff office’s across the Commonwealth to be audited each year: one concerning the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and other on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.
The responsibilities of the sheriff includes collecting property taxes, providing law enforcement and performing services for the county fiscal court and courts of justice.
Thanks to the action of a city councilman and two Hopkinsville police officers, an elderly woman is receiving medical attention at an area hospital after having a possible stroke.
Hopkinsville City Councilman Charlie Henderson says he received a phone call late Sunday night from his neighbor’s daughter, who lives out of state about not hearing from her mother in days.
Councilman Henderson says after making several phone calls, he went to the Morris Circle
residence of his neighbor and when she didn’t respond and he noticed several days worth of letters were in her mailbox, which led him to call 9-1-1 to have officers conduct a welfare check.
Councilman Henderson says if anyone should be recognized for rescuing the elderly woman, it should be the two officers and EMS for their efforts Sunday night.
Officer Lageman sustained minor injuries to his hand after shattering the door with his flashlight.
Two Hopkinsville residents were sent to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries on Friday evening after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck on West 15th Street.
Hopkinsville Police say the vehicle of 67-year old Frances Mays was struck by the vehicle of 17-year old Corlehdra Quarles in the left front bumper, causing Mays’ vehicle to crash into a utlity pole, while the impact of the crash caused Quarles’ vehicle to spin around counter clockwise and hit a retaining wall.
Quarles was transported in a private vehicle for complaints of pain in her leg, while Mays was transported by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for complaints of pain in her neck, shoulder and legs.
The passengers in both vehicles were not injured and did not require medical attention following the wreck.
Hopkinsville Police wants to remind local citizens to secure their property at all times, especially since crimes happen throughout the day and in any neighborhood.
On Saturday, officers responded to an East 1st Street residence, where 44-year old Carol Sue Daigre stated that an unknown person removed an unsecured motor scooter worth about $1,000 from the front yard sometime Friday night.
Police say officers are following up on all leads, including a possible suspect in the theft.