Clarksville Police say they narrowly missed apprehending a man with multiple warrants and who is also a person of interest in shots being fired at an Oak Grove Police officer.
According to police, around 8:45 this morning, police received a tip that 26-year old Christopher Jerome Walker was located in the Mid-Towner Motel located on 890 Kraft Street.
However, after reviewing video surveillance from the motel, Walker was able to escape right before officers surrounded the area.
Walker has a robbery warrant on file out of Hopkinsville for the January 30th armed robbery of A-C Automotive and 4 warrants on file in Clarksville for aggravated assault, and aggravated burglary.
Police say Walker is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who comes into contact with him should call 9-1-1.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department responded to an exhaust system fire at a factory in Industrial Park yesterday.
The report says eight trucks and 16 fire-fighters responded to Martinrea on Frank Yost Lane just after 4pm, where a welding torch apparently set the dust collector on fire.
Fire-fighters used a combination of their own equipment and equipment on hand at the factory to put the blaze out rather quickly and every unit was gone within two hours.
No damages are noted to the facility or contents on the report.
A dive team was back in the water today analyzing three piers at the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to see if there has been any type of movement since last Thursday night’s collision and partial collapse.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says it will likely be no earlier than Monday before the divers issue a report on their findings and that’s when they will know a lot more about how to proceed forward with repairs or other options.
Todd says there is no concrete timeline for when residents can expect anything to be done at this point with so many unanswered questions.
A new bridge is in the state road plan, but everyone involved has said it will take several years for that project to be complete.
The next major step to complete at the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse site is to remove the 322 foot section of concrete and steel off of the still stationary vessel—and then remove the debris off the bottom of Kentucky Lake.
Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Ron Easley says Foss Maritime and the Coast Guard are working together on a plan for wreckage and debris removal, which could begin in a matter of days.
Lieutenant Easley says that plans will have to be approved by top Coast Guard officials and then the process may begin—however long it may take.
Some equipment needed for the process is already on scene, but the Lieutenant says more is on the way.
Now that the primary filing deadline has come and gone for at least the local races, it’s time to look at who has filed for what offices.
It is important to note that independent candidates have until April 1st to file a statement of candidacy for the November general election and that the deadline has also not passed for many non-partisan offices in small towns across western Kentucky.
That being said, it appears as though Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor and Christian County Circuit Clerk Gary Haddock will be unopposed and have another term in office after no one filed against them as a Democrat or Republican.
Every incumbent Hokpinsville City Council member filed for re-election, though only four are opposed. Ward 5 Democrat Charlie Henderson is being challenged by Democrat Joyce Rogers and Republican Jason McCraw.
In Ward 6, Ann Cherry will square off with Republican Roger Richey in November, while Ward 7 council member Peggy Everett faces Richard Covington and Buddy Oglesby in the May Primary.
There will be a contest in Ward 10, where incumbent Jimmy Dossett faces Republican Robert Criswell.
The congressional and General Assembly filing deadlines have been pushed back at least a week, but that wasn’t done until most who wanted to file likely did so.
Congressman Ed Whitfield will likely face the winner of a Democratic Primary between James Buckmaster and Charles Hatchett in November, but where the district boundaries will be is still in question.
State Senator Joey Pendleton is unopposed and looks to serve what he says will be on more term.
State Representative John Tilley will square off with Republican Max Sturdivant, Jr. in the general election, while Representative Myron Dossett has to defeat Representative Ben Waide in a primary to face Democrat Scot Parsons in the general election.
Representative Brent Yonts has Republican opposition in Doctor Marshall Prunty, while Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange, Auburn resident Chris Hightower and Kent Wilson of Olmstead square off in a three-way primary to face retired Logan County Attorney Tom Noe in November to represent Todd and Logan Counties.