A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning for allegedly hitting another man on the head with a baseball bat.
Police were called to 103 South Kentucky Avenue just before midnight and found 19-year old Shawn Cooper of Hopkinsville bleeding from the head. He said he and 19-yearold Starla Cooper had been sitting outside when they got into an argument with 21-year old Noble Skinner III of Hopkinsville.
Shawn Cooper told officers that Skinner was carrying a bat and hit him on the head, causing a severe laceration. He said Skinner then swung at Ms. Cooper and missed, though Skinner told police he never swung the bat.
Officer Adam Smith writes on the report that he found blood in the roadway. He arrested Skinner and charged him with second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment.
An extended cab pickup truck was stolen from a Deepwood Drive residence this morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the red 2005 GMC Sierra four wheel drive valued at 15-thousand dollars was taken from 405 Deepwood sometime between 2:30 and 2:45am.
The vehicle belongs to 22-year old Max Arold, who told police he didn’t know who the perpetrator was.
After interviewing five candidates for the Ward 1 seat, that was left vacant by the late Fred Atkins, Hopkinsville City Council appointed Cornelia Belle of Lindwood Drive tonight to serve out Atkins’ remaining term, which is set to expire on December 31st.
Following the over three-hour meeting, Councilwoman Belle thanked fellow council members for nominating her to the position.
In other action, city council unanimously approved the Inner-City REZ program’s $500,000 budget for the upcoming fiscal year and also approved Hopkinsville Police to submit two applications for the 2012-13 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Grant.
Funding will go towards the purchase of a security camera system and license plate recognition equipment.
Edith Jackson of Todd County accepts her award.
Pennyrile Allied Community Service held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Barkley Lodge, where two longtime contributors and the agency’s recently retired leader received honors.
Receiving the Neville Rust Award, which is the highest honor PACS gives, were Edith Jackson of Todd County and Bob Cox of Caldwell County. The pair was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to assist the most needy in the nine county region through PACS.
It was a farewell for Ms. Jackson, who says she is having to step down due to reasons out of her control.
Recognized for his 34 years of service as Executive Director before recently retiring was John Tedder, who said none of the progress could have been made if not for the men and women on the front lines for PACS.
The current Executive Director at PACS is Judy Peterson, who headed up this year’s Board of Directors Dinner with Chairman and Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries.
Retired Executive Director John Tedder was honored
Clarksville Police say they will be stepping up traffic enforcement at one the city’s most dangerous roadways.
Police will be conducting traffic enforcement of Fort Campbell Boulevard from North Second Street to Stateline Road due to the increase in crashes occurring on the roadway.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says starting tomorrow, the traffic and patrol units will dedicate officers for strictly enforcing all traffic laws.
Officer Knoll says the enforcement is necessary to reduce crashes and save lives.
Since January, there were 320 wrecks on Fort Campbell Boulevard, many of which involved fatal wrecks.