A Marshall County teen was killed in a tragic accident last night when he reportedly attempted to climb out of the sunroof in a moving vehicle.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year old Logan McNeely of Benton was the driver of a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse on Wadesboro Road just after 7pm.
Riding in the back was 19-year old Zackery Smalley of Benton. Smalley reportedly started to climb out of the sunroof against the advice of McNeely and another passenger, and his leg would block the vision of the driver.
The loss of vision caused McNeely to swerve, throwing Smalley out of the vehicle and onto the roadway. Witnesses tried to revive Smalley, but he would die from his injuries.
A local woman was arrested yesterday afternoon after her two small children were allegedly found walking alone on a city street.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Daniel Gray writes on the arrest card that two small children were walking on the street near Canton and Richard around 12:20pm without supervision.
When officers made contact with their mother—30-year old Holly Ann Render of Hopkinsville—she said she had fallen asleep and didn’t know they were missing. When officers talked to neighbors, they reportedly said it isn’t uncommon for the children to be in the street unsupervised.
The children were released into the custody of their mother and Render was arrested on two counts of wanton endangerment.
The saga continues and residents are still waiting anxiously to find out whether or not Hopkinsville City Council will indeed approve a public smoking ban.
After hearing from a dozen people who were not in favor of the proposed public smoking ban ordinance that was passed two weeks ago, council members decided to once again amend the proposed smoking ban ordinance, which previously had no exemptions.
Passing on a 9 to 3 vote, with council members Paul Henson, Marby Schlegel and Patricia Bell voting against it, city council approved adding two exemptions to the proposed smoking ban ordinance.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp talks about the exemptions.
Clarksville Police say a local man’s beloved pet monkey has been found safe and sound and has been reunited with its owner after being stolen.
A tip pointed Petersburg Police to the location of the Marmoset monkey, named Gizzy on Monday.
Acting on the tip, officers contacted the residents and found the demure sized monkey in their possession.
Police say the residents were very cooperative and told responding officers that they purchased the monkey from a Nashville man for $500.
The monkey was turned over to Petersburg Police until the owner, Douglas Jackson could positively identify his pet.
According to Jackson, the monkey’s hair was shaved in what appeared to be an attempt to alter the monkey’s appearance and he also stated Gizzy appeared to have lost quite a bit of weight.
Gizzy was reported stolen on Friday, September 28th after someone broke into Jackson’s mobile home off of Denny Drive while he was at work.
Police say thanks to an anonymous tipster, Gizzy will be sleeping in his own bed from now on.
A dedication ceremony is scheduled to take place next week in Elkton for the Todd County Court of Justice and the public is invited to attend.
The ceremony will take place Friday at noon at 204 West Main Street with Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield expected to offer remarks during the ceremony.
State legislators, circuit and district judges, the Todd County circuit court clerk, county magistrates, other local officials are also expected to attend.
The judicial center is approximately 33,000 square feet and includes space for Circuit Court, District Court, the Office of Circuit Court Clerk and ancillary services.
The courthouse is equipped with the latest computer, video and networking technology and also provides the highest level of Kentucky court security through a single-point entry with magnetometers and security personnel.
Prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrances and corridors.
JKS Architects & Engineers of Hopkinsville designed the building and Codell Construction Co. of Winchester was the construction manager for the project.