Hopkinsville Police are investigating what’s described as an attempted arson on Maple Court from Friday night.
Officer Tommy Hoffman was called to 827 Maple around 8pm after someone threw a plastic bottle containing an unknown liquid into a broken window pane. The resident, 45-year old Lee Gee of Hopkinsville, said that after a few minutes the bottle exploded inside his home causing a small flash and smoke.
Two suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A Kentucky State Trooper was forced to shoot a man in Graves County yesterday afternoon.
A news release says KSP received a 911 call around 4:15 from a residence on Beech Grove Road in Farmington. The caller said there was a fight in progress involving guns and that shots had been fired.
As troopers and Graves County Sheriff’s Deputies were in route, KSP received another call that additional shots had been fired.
When a state trooper arrived, police say 49-year old Ted Newsome of Farmington approached him with a handgun and raised it toward him. The trooper fired his patrol rifle in defense, fatally striking Newsome.
No officers were injured in the incident and the investigation continues.
For the first time in over 30 years, Pembroke hosted a Harvest Festival Saturday.
The event kicked off with a parade at 10am, where various local organizations, first responders and political candidates participated and threw candy to families lining Nashville and South Main Streets.
Pembroke City Clerk Holly Stokes said Pembroke wanted to bring back the tradition of hosting a festival each fall.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is expected to be in Hopkinsville Monday night as a special guest at a sold-out Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser at Harper House.
This dinner is the start of Comer’s vision to have dinners hosted by agriculture families all across the Commonwealth where the menu is 100 percent Kentucky Proud.
Commissioner Comer was quoted as saying that he was looking forward to returning to Hoptown to promote delicious foods straight from Kentucky farms.
Commissioner Comer also added that it was his job to look for new and creative markets for Kentucky farm products, and he hopes these Farm to Table dinners will catch on and families across the state will want to host or attend these events.
Organizers of the event say local and state produce, protein and beverages will be prepared for the dinner and there will be a silent auction, and a taping of the “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” TV show.
Proceeds from the Hoptown dinner will benefit the Trilogy Center for Women.
Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors.
Two positions were created as a result of term expirations.
Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Nominating Commission at their next meeting.
To request an application, please contact Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Cindy Cannon at 502-564-2611.
Applications are available online at www.kentucky.gov and must be submitted by November 14th.