A stolen moped was located and recovered early this morning, but the alleged thief got away on foot.
The investigation began at 700 East 7th, where 18-year old Edwin Velazquez of Hopkinsville told police someone had taken his 28-hundred dollar Yamaha moped, despite a chain and lock that secured it to a pole.
A male suspect was found riding the moped at 7th and Coleman a couple hours later, with the perpetrator leading officers on a chase for a few minutes before abandoning the moped and getting away on foot.
A Hopkinsville man took himself to the hospital early this morning after he was hit in the head twice with a shovel during an argument.
The incident happened just after midnight at 608 Cypress Street, where 54-year old Terry McGregor said he and a named suspect had been in a verbal disagreement that became physical when the perpetrator picked up a shovel from the front yard and hit McGregor twice on the head.
McGregor sustained cuts to the face and walked to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Two vehicles were reported stolen from Fort Campbell Boulevard businesses in recent days under completely different circumstances.
The most recent theft took place yesterday morning just before 11 at Car Outlet at 2206 Fort Campbell Boulevard, where Mollie Spain told police someone stole a 10-thousand dollar Honda Odyssey some time between Friday evening and yesterday morning.
No suspects are listed on the report.
The other incident was reported by Genise Guynn-Day of Hopkinsville, who said she rented a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car on July 5th. She said she rented the 9-thousand dollar Toyota Corolla for another person under the understanding they would return it, which was never done.
Organizers with the second annual Little Green Men Days Festival unveiled a large man-made flying saucer this afternoon, and they say it will surely attract hundreds of people to this year’s event.
Over a dozen people attended the big reveal, with everyone saying they were impressed with the life-size UFO.
16-year old American Idol Finalist, Kayla Nettles of Nashville who also witnessed the unveiling, says she is thrilled to have another opportunity to perform at the festival.
Montgomery County officials say questionable accounting practices led to the firing of County Animal Control Director, Karen Josephson early this morning.
Communications Director Elizabeth Black says Josephson’s termination was effective immediately and that daily operations of the department will continue and an interim director will be appointed until the position is filled.
Mrs. Black says Josephson was relieved of her position due to failure to perform the essential functions of a department head.
Josephson’s termination was announced today after a state audit revealed accounting irregularities where an undisclosed amount of money was missing from the department’s funds.