Cadiz Police are investigating a string of commercial burglaries that all occurred early this morning.
Police say a male suspect entered the following businesses: Hancock’s Neighborhood Market located at 44 Commerce Street, Fortner Gas Company located at 12 Fortner Drive, Goodwin Insurance located at 202 Merchant Street, Parker’s Quik Lube located at 134 Merchant Street and El Bracero Restaurant located at 80 Merchant Street.
Police say the male suspect also attempted to gain entry to Coldwell Banker Service 1st Realty located at 110 Merchant Street, but was unsuccessful.
Cadiz Police were first notified around 0240 a.m. by a deliveryman, who noticed that the front glass door at Hancock’s Market had been busted out.
When officers responded to the scene at Hancock’s Market, officers reported the store was burglarized and merchandise from the business was stolen.
When officers finished processing and investigating the scene, they also observed a door wedged open at Fortner Gas Company and determined a burglary occurred there.
Police say a continued investigation also determined that alarms at Fortner Gas, Goodwin Insurance and El Bracero were disabled.
Preliminary investigation indicates that forcible entry was gained to each of the businesses and that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from each business in addition to the damage caused by entry.
The suspect is described as a white male, being between 45 and 55 years old, between 5-8 and 5-10 tall, and weighs between 140 and 160 pounds.
A silver vehicle was seen on surveillance video prior to the first burglary and police say it’s unclear whether or not the vehicle was driven by the suspect.
Anyone with information as to the identity or location of the suspect, are urged to call 270-522-8369.
Police in Trigg County are asking for the public’s help in solving a series of burglaries in downtown Cadiz from last night.
A message on the Cadiz-Trigg County Crime Stoppers Facebook page says several burglaries happened on Merchant Street and Commerce Street.
Anyone with information on the incidents should call the anonymous tips line at 270-522-INFO. Information that leads to an arrest in the case will result in a cash reward for the tipster.
Police have not released any other information on the incidents.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett had two opponents in the election at one point this year, but finds himself alone on the ballot now for a fourth term.
Initial re-districting legislation passed by both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly merged portions of the 9th and 10th Districts, meaning he would have had to face Representative Ben Waide in the primary before facing north Christian County resident Scotty Parsons in the general election.
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the re-districting legislation as unconstitutional and allowed candidates to run in their old districts—leaving Dossett without an opponent.
Representative Dossett says he’s been honored to serve his constituents since 2007.
Dossett says his core beliefs and principles learned from his parents in Pembroke helped him learn how to work across party lines and with people of different opinions.
Representative Dossett represents portions of Christian County including Pembroke, Crofton and Oak Grove.
A presidential election usually means a big turnout of voters and that’s expected to be the case tomorrow in Christian County.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says the County Clerk’s Office is expecting a lot of ballots to be cast by the time the polls close at 6pm.
Ms. Humphries is encouraging voters to be patient and to be aware there could be lines at their precinct.
The election phone number at the Christian County Clerk’s office is 887-4107 and the office will be closed for all non-election business.
There are some changes in precinct locations from the last General Election. Those who have voted at Christian County Middle School in the past should vote in the new Christian County Middle School building across the street this time around.
Voters who normally cast a ballot at North Drive Middle School will instead vote at Christian County Middle School and those who usually vote at Faith Lutheran Church will now do so at Indian Hills Elementary School.
Those who voted in the past at the Public Library will now vote at Pennyrile Electric and voters who have gone to First Christian Church to vote before will now go to St. Johns United Methodist Church instead. One of the more subtle changes is a move next door from Hopkinsville High School to Hopkinsville Middle for voters in that precinct.
Polls will be open from 6am until 6pm across Kentucky and we will begin our election coverage on all of the WHOP Family of Stations at 6pm.
Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes has made it one of her top priorities to see that all military votes are counted and says those efforts continue.
Secretary Grimes was recently in Hopkinsville and said her office has been following the process to be sure the ballots of Fort Campbell, Fort Knox and other Kentucky soldiers are counted—no matter where they are.
Ms. Grimes says it’s especially important to count the votes of military men and women because they are the ones fighting for the freedom to keep a democratic society.
Secretary Grimes is predicting a statewide voter turnout of around 62 percent in Kentucky.