Over two thousand dollars worth of property was stolen from a Hopkinsville woman while she was at work Wednesday.
Tamikka Walton told Hopkinsville Police someone came inside an unlocked window at her West 13th Street residence between 11 a.m. And 5 p.m. The perpetrator got away with shoes, eye glasses, and electronic equipment totaling $2,110 in value.
No suspects are listed on the Hopkinsville Police report and the investigation continues.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce didn't win the prestigious national Chamber of the Year award in its classification, but leaders say they are honored to have been in the finals.
A news release says the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce in Conway, Arkansas took the top honor. Christian County and a chamber in Michigan were the other two finalists. Christian County Chamber President Carter Hendricks says he believes the recognition as a finalist is at testament to the hard work and dedication of their staff, board leadership, volunteers and the community.
Hendricks says they received the honor of being a finalist because of support from business leaders, elected officials and businesses.
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A shots fired call on Hope Street in Hopkinsville Wednesday afternoon led to three arrests on several charges.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Hope around 4:20 and the report says a group of individuals were seen fleeing into the back door of 713 Hope when they saw police arriving. Officers pursued the suspects and obtained a search warrant for the residence.
Inside they allegedly found a rifle, a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a digital scale. The report says a spent shell casing was located lying on the ground in the area of the residence. Police arrested 19-year old Jacquiline Horton and 20-year old Manuel Garcia on charges of trafficking in marijuana, wanton endangerment and use of restricted ammunition.
Nineteen-year old Devaunte Hampton of Hopkinsville was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. All three were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Unemployment was up in seven of nine Pennyrile counties last month and Christian County still has the highest jobless rate in the region.
Statistics provided by the Office of Employment and Training show Christian County with an 11.6 percent jobless rate in June, which was identical to the rate from May. That equated to 3,162 people in Christian County who were looking for work, but who were unable to find it. It was a half point higher than the rate from June of last year.
Trigg was the only county to boast lower unemployment in June at 9.1 percent—down two tenths of a point from May. It was still two tenths higher than the 8.9 percent recorded in June of 2012.
Todd County's rate increased seventh tenths of a point to 8.5 percent, which was six tenths higher than the number from a year ago.
Muhlenberg County had the second-highest jobless rate at 11.1 percent and Caldwell County was lowest at 7.9 percent.
The state's unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in June and the national number was 7.8.
Magoffin County had the highest jobless rate in Kentucky at 18.5 percent and Fulton County was fourth highest at 17 percent. Woodford County had the lowest rate at 6.5 percent and Simpson County was the lowest in western Kentucky at 7.4 percent.
The former Todd County School System maintenance director who was fired for an alleged incident involving a student on a school trip to Lexington in March has been charged by police in Lexington.
The Fayette County District Court docket shows Darrin Cole will be arraigned July 30 at 1 p.m. and he faces one count of first degree sexual abuse.
The morning after the alleged incident happened, Todd County Superintendent Wayne Benningfield issued a news release saying allegations had been made that Cole engaged in inappropriate conduct toward a student on March 28 while serving as a bus driver and chaperone for a Student Technology Leadership Program Conference.
Cole was initially suspended without pay and Assistant Superintendent Mike Taylor conducted an investigation on behalf of the district. Taylor furnished the results of his investigation to Superintendent Benningfield, who made the decision to terminate.
Lexington Police spent over three months investigating before levying charges.