A prominent southern Pennyrile Republican has thrown his hat into a state senate race.
Filing his papers for the first district seat yesterday was Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, who will face Mayfield Democrat and former congressman Carrol Hubbard.
Neither candidate has any opposition in the May primary and the deadline to file is this afternoon at 4.
A 17-year old Hopkinsville juvenile was arrested late last night on wanton endangerment charges.
The local student is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment after he allegedly approached a vehicle at 818 E. 13th Street and demanded the driver move.
When the driver told him he’d do so shortly, the 17-year old allegedly picked up a rock and threw it through the passenger side window. He then allegedly opened the vehicle’s passenger side door and attempted to pull the driver out of the moving vehicle.
The driver, identified as 26-year old William Steel of Hopkinsville, had to slow down at the intersection with Walnut Street and that’s when the juvenile threw two more large rocks through the back window sending glass into the back seat.
Three children, ages 5, 4 and 1, were in the back seat and could have seriously been injured in the incident had the glass gotten on them.
Steel was ultimately able to get away with no injury to him or the children and the juvenile was taken into custody just before 11pm.
At least one of the four men accused being part of an armed robbery at AC Automotive yesterday afternoon is from Hopkinsville.
The only man arrested for the crime was 23-year old Joseph Marshall Brown of Hopkinsville, while the other three suspects remain at-large.
Brown reportedly admitted to driving the car that was stopped by Oak Grove Police on I-24 near the Tennessee state line around 5:15 last night. One of the four suspects allegedly shot at the officer, with the officer returning fire and no one hit or injured.
Police were able to immediately get Brown in custody, but the other three fled into a wood line, leading to a massive manhunt that included officers and K-9’s from multiple police agencies and a helicopter from Metro Nashville Police.
One of the victims from the East 9th St. business, 35-year old Anthony Catlett of Hopkinsville, was able to positively identify Brown as the driver who helped the three men who came inside to get away with three cell phones, a cordless phone and cash.
The suspects also allegedly assaulted Catlett and 36-year old Garvin Henry during the armed robbery, reportedly pistol-whipping them.
The manhunt lasted late into the evening and spread into the Tiny Town area of Clarksville, with the other three men sought on several charges by Oak Grove and Hopkinsville Police.
Oak Grove Police say a toddler was attacked by a dog and died as a result of his injuries.
According to police, officers responded to 9-36 Linda Drive Sunday afternoon in reference to a six-year old boy that was attacked by a dog.
Upon arrival, officers witnessed the small child in the front yard and people administering first aid until the Oak Grove Fire Department arrived to take over medical care.
Police say the six-year old boy was air-lifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, but later succumbed to his injuries.
The dog that attacked the toddler was reportedly a German Shepard and was removed by Oak Grove animal control.
Police say an investigation remains underway concerning the events that led up to the attack and no further information was provided.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashed on Kentucky roadways from Monday, January 23rd and Sunday.
Seven of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
According to KSP, Through January 29th, preliminary statistics indicate that 46 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways this year, which is 6 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. .