Someone recently stole expensive equipment out of a federal government owned vehicle in Hopkinsville.
The report from the Sheriff’s Office says Josh Richardson with the United States Department of Agriculture told deputies someone took a surveying level, aluminum tripod and other surveying tools from a vehicle belonging to the agency between December 20th and Monday.
The vehicle had been parked at the USDA office on the bypass and no suspects are listed on the report.
A wreck in Lyon County this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 9am, according to the report from State Police, which says 34-year old Kristy Cotton of Eddyville was southbound on State Route 93 near Confederate when she slid on the wet pavement and ran off the road.
Ms. Cotton then over-corrected and ran off the other side of the roadway into a culvert. She was taken by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for her injuries.
Crime has been reported to be on the increase in several area communities and Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam is breaking new ground on finding wanted fugitives there.
Sheriff Burnam says he has spoken with Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Coordinator Paul Ray about helping officials there organize their own Crime Stoppers program.
The Christian County program is funded by donations from local businesses and residents, who have an interest in reducing crime in the area. Fugitives of Week are featured on newscasts and the donated money is used to give cash rewards to anonymous tipsters who help police find the wanted fugitives.
Kentucky State Police need your help in locating a wanted person.
State Police are looking for 35-year old James Millikan of Marion, KY, who is wanted for Burglary 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony.
According to KSP, a warrant for his arrest stems from an investigation by Trooper First Class Chris King of a burglary that occurred on January 2nd on Long Branch Road in Crittenden County.
The 35-year old is described as a 190 pound, white male, who has brown and blonde hair with blue eyes and is 5 foot 10 inches.
If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-676-3313.
Liquor stores outside of the city limits of Hopkinsville in Christian County can now stay open an additional hour five nights a week.
After a similar ordinance failed last February, enough magistrates changed their mind Tuesday morning to pass the measure on a 6 to 2 vote. Squires Terry Bowman and Mark Cansler have been opposed to the idea from day one and stuck with their “no” votes.
Squire Bowman said he’d rather see the sale of alcohol reduced in Christian County instead of increased, when interviewed after the first meeting of the year.
On the other side of the spectrum, Magistrate Jack Lackey of the Pembroke area said he doesn’t see the measure as a wet-dry vote, but rather a way to put liquor stores in the county on a more even playing field.
Second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for January 24th. In other business, Court approved budgets for the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and County Clerk’s Office.
Jailer Brad Boyd said the local jail ended up losing 32 inmates due to provisions of House Bill 463, which was the penal reform bill dealing with how drug offenders are punished.