The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating multiple allegations of juveniles allegedly exposing their genitals online to other minors and for distributing materials showing a juvenile engaged in a sex act.
According to police, the incidents occurred sometime between January 27th and January 29th, but wasn’t reported to police until Tuesday.
Police say two male juveniles intentionally exposed their genitals to three victims knowing that their conduct would cause alarm.
Meanwhile, three female juveniles reportedly exposed their buttocks and chest online to two other under aged victims.
Three of the five suspects reportedly possessed matter involving one of the suspects engaged in a sex act, while two other suspects used an online social networking site with live stream to distribute images of matter portraying a sex act by a minor.
No arrests have been made in this case, however the under aged suspects may be charged with indecent exposure, possession and distributing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
The Kentucky State Senate this week recognized and honored the contributions of a long time radio announcer, who recently passed away.
Senator Joey Pendleton sponsored Senate Resolution 128, in honor of Dave Ralston, who passed away at the age of 73 on November 23rd, 2011.
According to Pendleton, Ralston’s voice will be missed in Hopkinsville.
Ralston, who served in the Army, was a beloved radio personality in Kentucky and worked for several radio stations, including most recently WHOP in Hopkinsville.
The Senate adjourned Tuesday in honor of Dave.
An inspection team is scheduled to rappel down several piers on Eggners Ferry Bridge this Thursday to further review and inspect the badly damaged bridge.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports the examination of the piers will help engineers develop about a half-dozen options to replace a 322 foot span that was knocked off the bridge when it was hit by a cargo ship last month.
The inspection team will reportedly be checking the structural integrity of several piers, especially a construction joint where new pier sections were added to increase the height of the bridge deck in the 1940’s.
In addition, Transportation Cabinet crews continue to operate two generators to provide power to navigation lights on the western section of the bridge.
Officials say power that previously came from the Trigg County side of the bridge is now being temporarily replaced by an electric line from the Marshall County side of the bridge.
Officials expect to have a new power source in place by the end of this week.
A four year old boy was found walking alone outside of a Greenville Road gas station Monday morning and police reportedly found worse conditions inside his home.
Christian County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dyno Mart around 6:30 Monday morning and found the boy at the store. He reportedly told deputies he had walked there to buy chewing gum and said his parents didn’t know he was gone.
When police took him home to 7D Peach Street, the report says they found dirty clothes, food and dishes all over the residence. There was also reportedly a very foul odor from urine and feces in the toilet and what appeared to be dog urine and feces throughout the home.
The mother, 28-year old Cynthia Cole, reportedly told police her son was the one who trashed the home and that he is always leaving without her knowing about it.
Deputies write there were kitchen knives lying on the floor that the boy could have easily stepped on. Cole was summonsed to court on second degree wanton endangerment charges.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested for his second DUI in the last five years after he allegedly ran into the front of a house and then kept driving.
The arrest card for 53-year old Dale Parker of Hopkinsville says police were dispatched to 1824 Carter St. around 3am to the report of someone running into the front of the residence and then driving off.
A witness took down a license plate number and officers located Parker on Coleman St. The report says there was damage to Parker’s truck and that he spoke with a slurred speech.
He also reportedly failed field sobriety tests and blew a .121 on the breath test for blood alcohol content. Parker was charged with DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.