The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in Herndon from the weekend.
Deputy Adam Vanderkolk responded to 875 McCraw Road Sunday morning after someone broke into the home of 63-year old Jimmie Higgins and stole eight guns, a television and several other electronic devices. Total value of the items is listed at about 27-hundred dollars.
The perpetrator broke a window next to the front door to get inside, sometime between 9am and 11am Sunday morning. A named suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville Police have released a description of the suspect who robbed a convenience store last night.
Officers responded to the Kangaroo Mart at 932 North Main Street around 11:10, after a female clerk said a man walked in with a knife and demanded money. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is listed as a white male with dark shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a long sleeve “long john” shirt at the time of the crime.
Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tips line at 887-TIPS.
A Hopkinsville woman was taken by helicopter to a Nashville hospital after a wreck in the city Monday afternoon.
The incident happened on Cox Mill Road at the Country Club Lane intersection around 3:15, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 70-year old Martha Logsdon of Hopkinsville was westbound on Country Club when she veered to the right at the intersection and hit a car stopped on Cox Mill driven by 24-year old Kristina Logan of Crofton in the left rear.
Ms. Logsdon continued across the median and into two yards, before crossing Cox Mill and into two more yards where her vehicle came to rest against a tree.
Ms. Logsdon was flown by Air-Evac helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where officials listed her in critical but stable condition. Ms. Logan went uninjured in the crash.Traffic was detoured around the scene for over two hours while police re-constructed the accident.
The U.S. Coast Guard began hearings in Paducah today regarding the partial collapse of the Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Today was the first day of the hearings with representatives from Foss Maritime Company and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in attendance at Paducah City Hall.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Engineer Supervisor Thomas Hines Jr. was first to testify, as seen on WPSD Paducah's website, and spoke about his duties on the night of January 26th, when a large cargo vessel, the Delta Mariner crashed into the Eggners Ferry Bridge, knocking out a 322 span on the decades old bridge.
Coast Guard officials then questioned Hines about when he was informed that three white lights on the bridge were out on the night of January 26th and Hines stated he was informed the day after the collision.
Hines then went onto describe the events that took place after the collision and he stated crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet worked around the clock to prohibit traffic on the bridge and began work to determine the stability of the bridge.
The Coast Guard and the National Transportation and Safety Board are both investigating the incident and the hearing is scheduled to take place throughout this week at 7:15 each morning.
This year’s local Earth Day and Health Kids Day celebrations will be combined on the same day at the same location.
A news conference was held this morning to unveil specifics of the celebration to be held Saturday from 11 until 3 at Hopkinsville Community College.
The two commemorations are to promote a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle in Hopkinsville and Christian County.
The local YMCA hosts the Healthy Kids Day event each year and Membership Director Kristen Lilly says there will be plenty of fun activities and food for the children.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said recent studies show Hopkinsville and Christian County continue to have a culture of poor health choices and says this week is a good starting point for adults wanting to make better decisions regarding their bodies.
Hopkinsville Electric System, the Health Department and Ag Extension Office are also very much involved in the event, which is once again Saturday from 11am until 3pm at Hopkinsville Community College.