There’s the Tea Party, the Republican Party and Wednesday night there will be a pizza party for local members of the GOP to watch the national convention together.
An email from party leaders says the Christian County GOP Pizza Party will be Wednesday evening at 6:30 at Coldwell Banker on Country Club Lane. Local Republicans are invited to watch the two Kentucky senators speak in prime time, with Senator Rand Paul to take the podium at 7:30.
Responders from Fort Campbell assisted the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon when a live hand grenade was found at a landfill.
A news release says the grenade was found at Waste Connections on Grays Branch Road near White Plains around 2pm Friday. A bomb squad from Fort Campbell was called and determined it to be live. The crew destroyed what was determined to be an old “M1” grenade on site.
No one was injured in the incident and the White Plains Fire Department assisted on the scene.
Two arrests were made early this morning in Hopkinsville after two men were allegedly seen burglarizing a garage—minutes after a police cruiser was vandalized.
The investigation began late last night when Hopkinsville Police Officer Daniel Gray was awakened by a noise at his home. Officer Gray found that someone had sprayed his cruiser with a fire extinguisher and fled the scene.
Later in the evening at 2500 Thrush Drive, a resident called ECC to report a burglary in progress at a garage. A description of the suspects and vehicle was given and officers were able to locate them in the parking lot of the Friendship House at Canton and North Drive. They were able to attach the men to the first incident after allegedly finding powder on their clothing and a fire extinguisher in their vehicle.
Arrested and charged with buglary and criminal mischief were 23-year old Jewell Radford and 23-year old Anthony Acree of Hopkinsville. The resident who witnessed the burglary was able to identify the two men as the perpetrators.
The two teens reported missing in Trigg County over the weekend have been located unharmed.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam announced on the department’s Facebook page around 4am that 16-year old Brittany Nicole Shafer and 17-year old Quentin Dean Bird had been located.
Police had been asking for the public’s help in locating the two youths since they were last seen together in a vehicle. Sheriff Burnam had accepted tips from the public and had even called the FBI for assistance before the good news came down this morning.
Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal shooting that also left another person severely injured on Sunday.
State Police say around 9:51 p.m. KSP in Post 2 received a call in regards to a shooting that occurred in the Dalton Community of Hopkins County.
State Police say preliminary investigation indicates that a juvenile shot a couple outside their Dalton Road residence and as a result 45-year old Rose M. Riley was pronounced dead at the scene by Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield.
Police say Ms. Riley’s husband, 51-year old Keith R. Riley was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
State Police say the juvenile is charged with murder and attempted murder and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
The fatal shooting is being handled by lead investigator, Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh.
We’ll have more details about the fatal shooting as it becomes available.