An unusually wet spring and summer has increased the insect population and that's created a high population of bats.
A news release from the Christian County Health Department says there have been two people bitten by rabid bats in Kentucky this year, twice the annual average of one. The Health Department says residents should not handle or touch a bat, as they can carry and transmit the disease to humans.
The suspect in a robbery at a Clarksville ATM machine from last week has been identified.
Clarksville Police are looking for 21-year old Cedric Dion Laster, Jr., who is sought on a warrant for aggravated robbery charges.
As previously reported, an adult and juvenile were approached by a man in the downtown area of Clarksville around 11:30 last Tuesday night and asked for a ride. Once inside the vehicle, the suspect pointed a gun at the juvenile's head and demanded the adult drive to an ATM on Madison Street to withdraw cash.
Laster should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the Clarksville Police tips line at 931-645-TIPS.
Hopkinsville Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects thought to be involved in recent thefts at local laundromats.
The first theft happened on the evening of July 28 at Lafayette Road Coin Laundry, when a man and woman used a key to open a change machine and took $400 worth of cash and quarters. After taking the cash, the man re-secured the machine and the couple left in a four door sedan.
The most recent incident was August 3 at Eastside Laundry on Greenville Road, when police believe the same two suspects stole $1,500 worth of cash and coin machine equipment. The white male suspect has a beard and is seen wearing a camouflage hat and shirt in the surveillance footage. He and the white female suspect are thought to be about 28 years old.
Photos of the suspects are under the local news section of our website. Anyone having information on the crime should call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer is commemorating National Farmers Market Week by encouraging residents to buy local produce.
Comer stated state officials expect farmers’ market sales to reach $11.5 million this year.
National Farmers’ Market Week continues through Saturday and Comer says he hopes every Kentuckian will join him and visit a farmers’ market this week and throughout the market’s season.
State officials say farmers’ markets have popped up all across the state in recent years with 62 markets housed in permanent structures with funding approved for six more, compared to 34 in 2006.
National Farmers’ Market Week continues through Saturday.
The lack of participation forced the Clarksville Police Department to cancel this month’s student traffic awareness class.
Police say the next class is scheduled for October 5th and they are encouraging students and parents to register to attend the informative class.
Applications for the class may be picked up at police headquarters located at 135 Commerce Street or online at the police department’s website.
Applications need to be written out to Misty Mackens.
For more information contact Ms. Mackens at (931) 648-0656.