A fire in the ventilation system at a Hopkinsville factory did significant damage yesterday afternoon.
The report from the fire department says seven trucks and 13 fire-fighters responded to Meritor on Bill Bryan Boulevard just before 1:30 and found the blaze in the ventilation system.
The fire was contained to where it had begun, but still did $10,000 worth of damage to the system. All fire-fighters were gone by a little after 3:30 and no one was injured in the incident.
Someone broke into a Greenville Road home yesterday and stole an expensive television.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says the break-in happened between 7:45 am and 1:30pm at 13350 Greenville Road. The owner of the home, Gary Ebling, said he returned to find his front door forced open and a 42 inch television valued at $1,200 gone.
No suspects are listed on the report.
Todd Fiscal Court has received a mostly positive state audit report.
The document issued by State Auditor Adam Edelen says the audit found the county’s financial statements fairly represent the county’s business during the last fiscal year.
As is often the case in smaller counties, the report says the county lacks segregation of duties in accounting functions, as the treasurer receives, records and deposits all funds.
The auditor does not allege any wrong-doing in any way, but recommends that the same person not perform all of the county’s accounting duties. These recommendations are almost always made to counties with very few employees, who lack the manpower to segregate duties to the liking of the state.
The auditor also recommends that the county should do a better job of keeping inventory of its property, to which Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says they are working on.
Lastly, the auditor says the Todd County treasurer was not supplied all of the bank statements, invoices and debt documents regarding payments on the jail debts and construction of the new justice center.
Once again, there are no accusations of wrong-doing, but the auditor says better record-keeping is needed.
A wreck on the 68 bypass at the Pennyrile Parkway interchange yesterday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around 3:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 76-year old Phyllis Wallace of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn left onto the bypass from the parkway off-ramp and said she didn’t see the oncoming vehicle of 16-year old Cayce Scott of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Scott was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, and struck the Wallace vehicle in the front left.
Ms. Wallace was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for her injuries, with both drivers wearing a seat belt.
A wreck in Hopkins County Sunday night injured a Fort Campbell woman, who was allegedly driving impaired.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Gentry says 28-year old Kimberly Wilson of Desert Storm Avenue was northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway around 9:30 and drove into the median.
Ms. Wilson’s vehicle overturned and crossed the southbound lanes on its roof, before finally coming to rest against a guard rail. She was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for a neck injury.
Wilson is charged with DUI and will appear in court after being released from the hospital.