A fire at an unoccupied home on Millbrooke Drive Sunday morning did significant damage.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department report says 10 fire-fighters and four trucks responded to 617 Millbrooke just before 4 O’clock. The home was fully involved with flames coming from the roof with the first unit arrived.
The cause of the blaze is listed as undetermined, with 55 thousand dollars worth of damage done to the 70 thousand dollar structure and all 10 thousand dollars worth of contents destroyed.
The residence was for sale and is owned by Peggy Phillips of Hopkinsville.
Like so many others, a south Todd County man is angry about the murder and alleged lifelong abuse of 9-year old Amy Dye and wants to help others in the same situation.
Mike Taylor of Todd County is retired and says he had to do something after reading and hearing about the story of Amy Dye, who was beaten to death by her adopted brother 18-year old Garrett Dye near their Dogwood Road home near Trenton February 4th.
The adopted parents, Chris and Kimberly Dye, chose to have Amy’s remains cremated soon after her murder—but Taylor wants there to be a permanent reminder of Amy’s life in Todd County. Taylor has a friend who owns “BonBon’s 48 Club” in Clarksville and there will be a benefit to raise money for a permanent monument at that location on River Road December 10th from 2 until 8pm.
Taylor says the monument could be placed near South Todd Elementary, where she attended school, or elsewhere.
The effort wouldn’t end there, however, as Taylor says this will be an annual event under the title of “Help is On the Way” to raise money for other children who are or were abused.
The Todd County Standard filed the lawsuit which resulted in the opening of the records of alleged extensive abuse against Amy by the adopted parents and their two sons—a story that Taylor says haunts him.
Once again, that benefit will be December 10th from 2 until 8 at “BonBon’s 48 Club” on River Road in Clarksville. If you’d like to donate toward the monument without attending, you can call Taylor at 270-483-1743.
A Cadiz woman was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attempting to run over a man on a bicycle.
Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Hawkins says in the arrest card he witnessed 19-year old Katrina Cothran “gassing” her SUV going through the intersection at North Drive and West 7th Street.
Deputy Hawkins says he also witnessed her speeding up, appearing to attempt to run over a man who was crossing the road on a bicycle.
Ms. Cothran was arrested and charged with reckless driving and wanton endangerment and was lodged into the Christian County Jail.
A Hopkinsville Police Officer who was arrested and charged last week with drunk driving as resigned from his position.
Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie announced today that 35-year old Tim Leyenaar has resigned from his position at the police department.
As previously reported, Leyenaar was arrested by a Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy on November 17th for Driving Under the Influence and reportedly had his children in his vehicle at the time of his arrest.
According to Chief Howie, due to his resignation, there will be no internal affairs investigation.
30 FORT CAMPBELL SPOUSES GOT TO EXPERIENCE WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR A TYPICAL SOLDIER OVER THE WEEKEND.
THE WIVES OF 1/32 CAVALRY SOLDIERS UNDERWENT RIGOUROUS TRAINING FILLED WITH LOTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SATURDAY THAT AT TIMES SEEMED TO BE MENTALLY EXHAUSTING.
BATTALION COMMMANDER LIEUTENANT COLONEL PAUL TAYLOR SAYS THE WIVES WENT THROUGH A 2 MILE MARCH, EQUIPMENT CHECKS AND A ROUND ROBIN AND SHOOTING EXERCISE.
MEANWHILE, THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL’S WIFE, AMY, SAYS SHE HAS A RENEWED SENSE OF PRIDE IN HER HUSBAND’S LINE OF WORK AFTER SHE HAD TO SHOOT AT MOVING TARGETS IN A SIMULATOR WITH OTHER WIVES.
TAMMY FRANKENBERG, THE SPOUSE OF SERGEANT MAJOR PATRICK FRANKENBERG SAYS EVEN THOUGH THE EXPERIENCE WAS PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING, IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR HER TO SHOW SUPPORT.
FOLLOWING THE PHYSICAL TESTS, THE SPOUSES WERE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT AND WERE GIVEN PERMISSION TO WEAR SPURS, A COVETED HONOR FOR ANY CAVALRY SOLDIER.