Today is forecast to be the last for extreme heat in western Kentucky, with relatively cooler temperatures expected the rest of the week.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued one more heat advisory through this evening as they say the mercury will rise to the mid to upper 90’s today, with a 40-percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a 70-percent chance tonight.
Even with the much-needed widespread rain expected for the area early this week, the weather service says it won’t be enough to end the severe to extreme ongoing drought. A special weather statement says burn bans will likely still be needed for the foreseeable future.
Today is the only in a seven day forecast with a high temperature above 90 degrees.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the recent theft of a trailer.
Sheriff Ray Burnam posted a video of the theft on the Department’s Facebook page and asks anyone who may have information to contact him. A man and woman in a full-sized white pickup pull into the parking lot where the 16-foot metal trailer is parked and drive away with it within a few minutes on July 5th around 9:14pm.
Click here to watch the video. If you have any information on the incident, call Sheriff Burnam at 270-522-6014
Hopkinsville Police arrested two suspects Friday morning accused of entering a local home and assaulting the resident.
The alleged incident happened around 10am, when 40-year old Evens Jackson of Hopkinsville called the ECC and said two people had entered his girlfriend’s home at 128 Boyd Street and assaulted her. The victim, 31-year old Marnica Mack of Hopkinsville, and Jackson were able to give a description of the suspects and vehicle and officers found them at Discount Liqours on Virginia Street.
Arrested and charged with second degree burglary were 28-year old Shara Bumphus of Cadiz and 30-year old Marshal Turner of Hopkinsville. Bumphus was also charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
The man who got away during a drug arrest at Pennyrile Homes Tuesday was found and arrested Friday.
Hopkinsville Police arrived at 3b Pennyrile Homes around 1pm for a “knock and talk” Tuesday, according to the report. Officers noticed 23-year old Nicole Wilson walking toward the back door and were able to stop her, allegedly finding a handgun and a large bag of marijuana in a back pack.
While police were looking in the backpack, the second male suspect fled the scene out the front door and got away.
Ms. Wilson was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
Officers caught up with the male suspect Friday, arresting 23-year old Damien Davis of Hopkinsville at 300 Charlie Court. He is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within a thousand feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A burglary at a Ridgehill Drive residence is under investigation by Hopkinsville Police.
The report only says unknown suspects made unforced entry into 316 Ridgehill sometime between June 30th and Thursday, getting away with 54-hundred dollars worth of property belonging to 37-year old Robert Gray of Hopkinsville.
The items included a shotgun, cash and three flat screen televisions.