The Hopkinsville Police Department will hold its monthly crime statistics meeting tomorrow afternoon, with recent prowler incidents on the south side of town possible topics for discussion.
As always, the purpose of the meeting is to give an overview of all crime that happened during the last month, according to Public Information Officer Paul Ray.
Officer Ray says residents can ask questions or voice concerns at the 4:30pm meeting at the Lackey Municipal Building.
One issue likely to be brought up is the morning of July 8th when the so-called Southside Creeper exposed himself at two homes in the Cox Mill Estates area and stole property from both residences.
Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson used her first meeting in that capacity Tuesday evening to recognize the different departments of PACS who serve the nine county area.
Ms. Peterson says the Aging Program staff at PACS helped thousands of elderly residents meet their basic needs last year.
Many elderly residents in the Pennyrile also depend on PACS for help in meeting their healthcare needs, according to Ms. Peterson.
The annual report shows just under 45-thousand meals were delivered last year and just under 65-thousand were eaten at senior citizen centers.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning for allegedly hitting another man on the head with a baseball bat.
Police were called to 103 South Kentucky Avenue just before midnight and found 19-year old Shawn Cooper of Hopkinsville bleeding from the head. He said he and 19-yearold Starla Cooper had been sitting outside when they got into an argument with 21-year old Noble Skinner III of Hopkinsville.
Shawn Cooper told officers that Skinner was carrying a bat and hit him on the head, causing a severe laceration. He said Skinner then swung at Ms. Cooper and missed, though Skinner told police he never swung the bat.
Officer Adam Smith writes on the report that he found blood in the roadway. He arrested Skinner and charged him with second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment.
An extended cab pickup truck was stolen from a Deepwood Drive residence this morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the red 2005 GMC Sierra four wheel drive valued at 15-thousand dollars was taken from 405 Deepwood sometime between 2:30 and 2:45am.
The vehicle belongs to 22-year old Max Arold, who told police he didn’t know who the perpetrator was.
After interviewing five candidates for the Ward 1 seat, that was left vacant by the late Fred Atkins, Hopkinsville City Council appointed Cornelia Belle of Lindwood Drive tonight to serve out Atkins’ remaining term, which is set to expire on December 31st.
Following the over three-hour meeting, Councilwoman Belle thanked fellow council members for nominating her to the position.
In other action, city council unanimously approved the Inner-City REZ program’s $500,000 budget for the upcoming fiscal year and also approved Hopkinsville Police to submit two applications for the 2012-13 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Grant.
Funding will go towards the purchase of a security camera system and license plate recognition equipment.