The holidays were not happy for Sears and K-Mart stores, and many of them won't be around to suffer through another slow holiday shopping season.
It’s unknown what effects, if any, there will be in Hopkisnville and Clarksville, but Sears Holdings says it's closing 100-120 Sears and KMart stores because of a sharp drop in holiday sales compared to last year.
The company says sales at stores open at least a year were off more than five-percent in the eight weeks that ended Christmas Day. The Sears and KMart numbers are in contrast to industry-wide retail sales figures, which were higher than last year's numbers.
Just as it was last week for Christmas, residential and commercial trash pickup will be unaffected by the New Years Holiday in the city of Hopkinsvillle.
Solid Waste Authority General Manager Tony Sicari says offices and the landfill will be closing at noon Friday and Monday due to the holiday, but Herby Curbie routes will be run as normal. The landfill will be closed Saturday for New Years Eve.
He also says residents can place their Christmas trees by your Herbie to be picked up. Anyone with questions can call the Solid Waste Authority office at 887-6244.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning for allegedly throwing a party and allowing several juveniles to drink and do drugs.
Charged with multiple counts of Unlawful Transaction With a Minor is 18-year old Rickie Bailey of Hopkinsville. Bailey’s arrest card says police responded to 147 N. McPherson around 1am and smelled an odor of marijuana at the front door.
Police say between 10 and 15 juveniles fled out a side door upon their arrival and that eight juveniles were found inside the residence so intoxicated they required assistance to walk.
Officers also allegedly found a loaded handgun under some pillows in the corner of a room. The juveniles were also allegedly shooting dice in the living room floor. Bailey was reportedly the only renter of the home and was charged with possession of a handgun by a minor in addition to his other charges and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A wreck in Hart County Monday morning claimed the life of a Cave City man.
The incident happened around 11:15, according to State Police, who say 46-year old Edward Green of Cave City was westbound on state Highway 88 when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by 64-year old Noel Johnston of Munfordville.
Green was taken by ambulance to a landing zone where a helicopter was to pick him up, but police say he died from his injuries before the helicopter took off. He was pronounced dead at 11:49 by the Hart County Coroner.
Johnson is listed in stable condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being taken there by helicopter. Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the wreck.
The man accused of shooting and paralyzing a Fort Campbell soldier at his homecoming party in California Friday night has been arrested.
Fox News reports 19-year old Ruben Ray Jurado is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 22-year old Christopher Sullivan, who was reportedly attempting to break up a fight between his brother and another man which began with an argument over football.
Sullivan was a Purple Heart recipient after sustaining a cracked collarbone and brain damage in an attack by a suicide bomber earlier this year in Afghanistan. He had been recovering from his wounds on Fort
Campbell before being allowed to go home to California on leave late last week.
The bullet allegedly fired by Jurado struck Sullivan’s spine, leaving him paralyzed.