Residential trash routes in Hopkinsville will run a day late next week for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
A news release from the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise says Monday’s herby curbie routes will be run Tuesday, concluding with Friday’s routes being collected Saturday.
The Solid Waste Enterprise offices will be closed Monday, as will all city, state and federal offices.
A man well-known to WHOP listeners has been appointed as the new constable in Christian County’s First District.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble announced the appointment of Kenny Bates of East First Street as the next District 1 Constable. Bates will fill the remaining term of Thomas Grant, who resigned from the post after being elected to represent Ward 1 on Hopkinsville City Council.
Bates’ appointment lasts through December 31st, 2014.
Listeners of WHOP know Bates from his “Fellowship and Love” gospel program heard every Sunday morning at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has released information on another wreck from Tuesday night’s winter weather that injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The police report says 24-year old Lequita Bussell of Sharpe Street was northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway around 5:30 when she crossed a bridge near the 7 mile-marker and lost control on the icy surface.
Ms. Bussell lost control and struck a guard rail, causing her to cross both northbound lanes before coming to rest on the side of the road. Ms. Bussell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of head and neck pain as well as a possible broken arm.
Clarksville Police are investigating after two women were shot inside their vehicle on Kraft Street this morning.
A news release says two 21-year old males and two 18-year old females had just left a club on College Street where a large fight had broken out around 1:45am. They were in a vehicle headed west on Kraft Street toward Riverside Drive when a Buick Lesabre pulled up next to them and the front passenger fired several shots into their car.
The bullets struck one of the females in the leg and the other in the knee. Police have released audio from the ensuing 911 call.
The victims pulled into a motel parking lot on Kraft, while the perpetrators in the dark-colored Buick sped off toward College Street. No suspect information was available and the victims said they didn’t recognize the perpetrators.
The woman shot in the leg was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and the other woman was taken to Gateway Medical Center. Anyone with information on the incident should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Police say multiple arrests were made in connection with the fight at a club on College Street.
The man robbed at gunpoint on Tate Street in Hopkinsville Thursday afternoon was a suspended Murray State University basketball player.
As previously reported, Hopkinsville Police identified the victim as 20-year old Zaveral “Zay” Jackson of Murray. The report says Jackson was robbed at gunpoint by a black male standing about 6-2 and weighing aproximately 220 pounds sometime between 12:35 and 1pm as he dropped off a friend at 1510 Tate Street.
Officials at Murray State confirmed the victim is the same person as the suspended Racer student-athlete.
Jackson said the suspect had dread locks and was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The suspect used a black and silver pistol to commit the robbery and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police said they questioned a suspect a few hours later, but no arrests had been made as of Friday morning.
Jackson was suspended from the Murray State basketball team for the entire season last fall following his arrest after allegedly striking two people with his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot following an altercation.
He was indicted by a Calloway County grand jury on charges of second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment last month and is awaiting trial.