If you want to be informed about what’s going on in your neighborhood, especially if there if criminal activity, the Hopkinsville Police Department is urging those residents to attend a monthly crime report meeting.
Tonight, newly promoted Captain Mike Seis reported that the police department continues to receive calls about a prowler in various neighborhoods.
According to Seis, after two-years of investigation a suspected prowler and burglar is now behind bars.
As previously reported 33-year old Michael Mclendon of Hopkinsville was arrested recently after his DNA was reportedly found inside a home that was burglarized in 2010.
Captain Seis then went onto say that police believe Mclendon committed other crimes with the city limits.
The monthly crime report meeting is held each month and police are urging local residents to attend the meeting if they want to know about criminal activity happening in their area and how police are handling crime.
For more information about the meeting, contact the Hopkinsville Police Department at 270-890-1500.
The Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole tonight had a lengthy agenda and council members heard from Atmos Energy officials about their multi-million dollar proposed plans to offer natural gas services to the Hopkinsville mega-site.
Atmos Energy General Manager Bill Greer spoke to council members and described why the company should have the opportunity to provide natural gas services to the mega-site.
Atmos Energy is reportedly proposing to extend no more than 15 miles of 12 inch high pressure natural gas pipeline south from Atmos Energy’s existing regulator station on Moore Drive to the Hopkinsville mega site at 1-24.
According to Greer, Atmos Energy will fund the project design, engineering, project oversight and other indirect costs with the project, while the City of Hopkinsville and other potential funding sources would be responsible for $11.47 million.
An expert on earthquakes and particularly the New Madrid Fault zone spoke to a large crowd at this morning’s Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Meeting.
Kentucky Geological Survey Technology Transfer Officer Mike Lynch has studied the trends and data regarding the fault line in southeast Missouri for over 20 years and said the consensus on just how great the risk for a major earthquake locally is has diminished over time.
He says the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the probability of a major quake at 7 to 10 percent over the next 50 years.
Lynch says that while emergency managers should prepare for all types of disasters, recent history indicates earthquakes may take a backseat to tornadoes, ice storms and floods in just how likely an event is to occur.
Citizens Corps Chairman Dan Nicholson said after the meeting that his agency has not changed its thoughts on earthquakes and that the partnering agencies will continue to prepare for one so they will be ready if the worst were to happen.
The council also handed out Governor’s Citations to Nicholson, Frank Brown, Raymond Gianinni, Kathy Hayes, William Thielen, Cecilia Cloos, Wanda Walczak, Donna Staples, Tom Beeker, J.D. Smith, Brian Diamond and Michael Frazier in appreciation of their contributions and hard work.
The American dream is still alive, especially in the United States Army.
According to Fort Campbell leaders, anyone who wants to strive for a better life can obtain it, no matter what their background is, through hard work.
39-year old Luis Thomas of Delta Company, 1-32 Cavalry Regiment can attest to that theory since after 18-years of serving in the military he was recently promoted to the rank of 1st Sergeant, which is a non-commissioned officer position in the Army.
Thomas then went onto say that he is thankful that he is able to mentor younger soldiers into becoming future leaders one day.
The 39-year old First Sergeant recently trained soldiers to properly conduct a convoy mission during a live-fire exercise that Thomas says is very realistic and essential in keeping soldiers alive in combat.
Members of Hopkinsville Community College’s Pi Gamma Epsilon chapter recently returned victorious from the organization’s 75th National Conference.
The theme of this year’s conference was Officer Survival: Staying Safe on the Street and was held in Cincinnati.
The competition was reportedly broken down into several divisions and students competed in five different competitions including crime scene investigations and firearms.
For the first time in the history of the local community college, two trophies were awarded to HCC.
Latoyer Brewer took 3rd place in women’s physical agility in the 26 to 38 year old category.
John Suiter, Ryan Langhi and Clayton Olive took second place in the crime scene processing competition, which had 100 teams involved.
HCC Criminal Justice Program Coordinator Greg Bridgeman stated these wins put Hopkinsville Community College on the national map with national bragging rights.