A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges that he stole copper pipe from a local business.
The arrest card for 31-year old Richard Fritz of Hopkinsville says he is charged with knowingly receiving stolen property for allegedly taking pipe and copper wire from a business that isn’t listed on the citation.
Police say Fritz took the items to City Salvage Monday in attempt to sell them off.
Days of preparation and a lot of hard work has gone into making sure conditions will be safe for the fireworks show at the Western Kentucky State Fair tomorrow night.
Hopkinsville Fire Marshal Cecilia Cloos says representatives of several agencies have worked together to prepare the “fallout zone” and be sure that grass doesn’t catch fire.
Fire Marshal Cloos says fire-fighters will also be on hand at the fair and in the fallout area to address any safety concerns.
She says everyone at the Hopkinsville Fire Department wishes residents a happy and safe Fourth of July.
Residents are reminded of a unique Independence Day commemoration ceremony that will be held in Christian County tomorrow morning.
A monument dedicated to the 71 men who fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War will be dedicated at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West at 10am. Official local historian William Turner says the monument is impressive in size and in what it stands for.
Turner says 71 may sound like a large number of Christian County residents in 1776 to have fought for independence, but says the area’s rich farmland was already highly coveted.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West is on the far south side of Hopkinsville on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The lights are back on at the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge after crews went back and did the same work they had only recently completed.
Crews with the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet took several hours in tracking down the problem that made the bridge go dark Sunday night. Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says wires in one of the lights had shorted out, causing it to throw the breakers.
After some re-wiring work, Todd says the problem was fixed.
The outage caused no issues for watercraft, thanks in large part to the Transportation Department immediately issuing a statement to all area watercraft.
The bridge had only been re-opened for a little over a month when a private boater called to report the outage late Sunday night.
Kentucky State Police say they will be out in full force on the Fourth of July holiday.
A news release says as part of the “Operation Blue Lights” summer traffic enforcement campaign, police are asking for motorists to take extra precautions when traveling the roadways and to have all of their appropriate paperwork on them.
Trooper Jonathan Biven says there will be roadblocks in strategic areas looking for anyone who may be driving impaired or committing any other traffic violation.
Captain Ricki Allen reminds citizens to be mindful of their surroundings and to be responsible on roadways.
Traffic fatalities are running well ahead of last year’s pace and police want to see that trend turned around.