Renovations continue at the Elkton City Park, with some already completed.
Elkton City Clerk Laura Brock says a dollar for dollar matching grant has allowed the city to completely restore the skate park, which is already being utilized.
Ms. Brock says there are more jobs left, including replacing the pavilion and laying down new gravel.
The work will cost the city about 65 thousand dollars, with the federal block grant to fund the other 65 thousand. Officials in Elkton invite people from across the area to come see the renovations as they are completed.
Hopkinsville Police have made another major synthetic drug raid as a follow-up on one from earlier in the week.
A news release says the Special Investigation Unit served a search warrant at the Adult Toy Box on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Oak Grove around 3:45 yesterday afternoon. The activity was a follow-up on a raid at PizzaRoma from Tuesday afternoon when over 90-thousand dollars worth of drugs and paraphernalia were confiscated.
Police say they seized about 51-thousand dollars cash, 100-thousand dollars worth of drug paraphernalia and 15-thousand dollars worth of synthetic drugs from the Adult Toy Box.
Hopkinsville Police were assisted by the Oak Grove Police Department and arrests or summonses are pending, according to the release.
A medical condition may have led to a wreck early this morning that sent a Hopkinsville woman to the hospital.
The incident happened on Canton Pike near the Navaho Trail intersection around 12:20, according to the police report, which says 28-year old Angela North of Hopkinsville was westbound when she ran off the road and hit a guard rail.
Ms. North told Hopkinsville Police she didn’t remember what happened and said she has recently been fighting some medical problems. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A rear-end collision at Country Club and South Virginia yesterday afternoon injured a passenger.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 47-year old Michael Brown of Hopkinsville and 67-year old Patricia Ezell of Hopkinsville were both stopped at the intersection around 4:30.
Ms. Ezell said her foot must have slipped off the brake and her vehicle rolled forward and bumped Brown’s car. Police say there was no damage on either vehicle, but Brown’s passenger—68-year old Eva Brown of Hopkinsville—was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head and neck pain.
A very strong performance by schools helped this year’s Rotary Auction fall almost exactly in line with last year’s totals.
Hopkinsville High School raised a record $11,100, which was far and away the highest amount any school had ever raised in the history of the auction. The school, of course, won the award for most money raised and was the most improved.
Christian County Middle School raised $2,000 and won that division, while North Drive Middle raised the most per capita and was the most improved in the middle school division.
Overall, this year’s auction has brought in 150-thousand, 724 dollars—which is only 17 dollars behind last year’s pace. The efficiency of the auction continued last night as well, as 100 items were sold for a little over 21 thousand dollars, compared to 104 items for about 16-thousand on Wednesday of last year.