Hopkinsville City Council member Ann Cherry was back in Circuit Court this morning for a pre-trial hearing, though little action was taken.
Councilwoman Cherry is charged with one count each of tampering with public records, tampering with a witness and second degree official misconduct. Ms. Cherry is accused of hindering the Hopkinsville Police investigation of several burglaries and prowling incidents on the south side of town over the summer.
She appeared with defense attorney Ben Fletcher, who requested and received a continuance to November 14th when another pre-trial hearing will be held.
Councilwoman Cherry was served with a criminal summons in August and indicted soon after by the Christian County Grand Jury.
Fire did significant damage to an apartment complex in Hopkinsville this morning.
The blaze broke out shortly before 6am at the apartment complex at East 21st and Hazel, with Hopkinsville Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Bleidt saying no one was injured.
City Fire Marshall Cecelia Cloos says initial investigations have not shown any signs of the fire being suspicious.
Deputy Chief Bleidt said flames were showing when the first units arrived.
The Red Cross came and assisted the residents of the eight apartments who were displaced on one of the more chilly mornings of the young fall season. Crews from three city fire stations responded along with the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Deputy Chief Bleidt wasn’t immediately sure how many people had been displaced by the fire.
The City of Hopkinsville is one step closer to having a city-wide public smoking ban ordinance.
Following a 6-6 tie vote, Mayor Dan Kemp made the deciding vote to approve the ordinance which would ban smoking in most public places.
Mayor Kemp says he's thrilled to know his initial smoking ban ordinance passed tonight.
Governor Steve Beshear was in Christian County Tuesday afternoon and made the new speed limit on U.S. 68-80 official.
Transportation Cabinet officials are urging motorists to still follow current signage until all of the new speed limit signs are installed in the next day or two, but Governor Beshear laid out where the new speed limit applies and where it won’t while speaking at the event at Eastview Baptist Church.
Military officials say a Special Forces soldier has died as a result of injuries he sustained in Afghanistan last month.
Sergeant First Class Aaron Henderson of Maine was wounded on Wednesday, September 12th and died today at the hospital at Bagram Air Field.
Henderson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group located at Fort Campbell and died as a result of injuries he suffered following a blast from an improvised explosive device.