The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a puppy and cash from a Princeton Road home.
The incident happened at 5735 Princeton Road sometime between last Tuesday and Monday morning, with 52-year old Howard Turner of that address saying he returned home to find a Yorkie puppy valued at 300 dollars missing from its cage.
Turner said the puppy was in a cage with a total of five Yorkies and that the cage was latched with only four inside when he got there.
Turner also reported that one thousand dollars cash was stolen from a safe in his home. No suspects are listed on the report.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a wreck at the intersection of 14th and Campbell Streets yesterday.
The Hopkinsville Police Report says 77-year old Shirley Prunitsch of Hopkinsville failed to stop at the stop sign on East 14th and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 27-year old Nikitra Bennett of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Bennett was unable to avoid a collision and the two vehicles wrecked in the intersection. Bennett and her two passengers—52-year old Wanda Blaine of Hopkinsville and 45-year old Verna Coleman of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Ms. Prunitsch went uninjured in the incident, which happened around 11:30am.
The Hopkinsville City Council covered a lot of ground during tonight’s meeting.
The city council approved an amended municipal order concerning extending the Inner-City REZ boundaries.
The municipal order was approved, despite council members Wesley Grimes, Kimberly McCarley and Phillip Brooks voting no.
Prior to voting, Councilman Brooks expressed his concerns and made the motion to table voting until more information could be provided about possible flooding issues and his motion failed.
Under the municipal order, the City of Hopkinsville would enter into an agreement with Arrington Developers to sell about eight acres of Clark Gardens with the said property to be used for a thirty-two unit single family development.
In other business, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase rates for garbage and trash collection by an average of 40 to 80 cents per month, depd
Councilwoman Marby Schlegel was absent from tuesday night's meeting.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area motorists to buckle up while driving.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says motorists are required by law to wear a seat belt while operating a vehicle.
Officer Ray then went onto say that seat belts are meant to save lives and motorists who choose not to wear it are only increasing their chances of being seriously injured during a wreck.
Last year, the Hopkinsville Police Department responded to 1,138 wrecks within the city and police say Fort Campbell Boulevard and West 7th Street in the area of North Drive continues to have higher instances of wrecks than any other location.
Being able to eat a warm and nutritious meal is something most people take for granted, especially for individuals who never had to go hungry.
Despite the best efforts of local officials, dozens of area senior citizens are going to bed at night after having little or no food to eat.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center recently held a joint fundraiser with the local chapter of AARP to raise money for the center’s struggling meals on wheels program, which provides nutritious meals for seniors.
Without the program, local seniors would go hungry and the meals the financially strapped program provides is often times the only source of nutrition for them.
Officials say many senior citizens enrolled in the program are on fixed incomes and are often times faced to decide to pay for necessary medication or food.
Due to the economy and lack of funding the number of seniors being fed through the program is dwindling.
AARP member Matt Snorton says the meals on wheels program is vital to community and Snorton then went onto say without the program, many senior citizens would go hungry.
The joint fundraiser was held this Sunday afternoon at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center.
Residents who would like to donate to the meals on wheels program are urged to contact the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center at 270-886-8885.