The Hopkinsville Police Department is giving fair warning—they will be looking to ticket traffic law violators at one particular intersection tomorrow afternoon.
A news release says they will conduct a “Red Light Blitz” at the intersection of North Drive and West 7th from 3 until 7 Friday afternoon looking for those who are not complying with traffic laws.
Police have paid particular attention to that area of the city in recent months as it was deemed a “high collision area.” Four extra patrol officers will be in charge of conducting the effort.
Hopkinsville Police responded to a most unusual call yesterday when someone called in a horse grazing in the yard of a city residence.
The citation for allowing animals to run at large charges against 54-year old William Lewis of the city says the horse was grazing at 137 Martin Drive. Residents in that area had complained in the past about the horse running at large—causing damage to their yards and lawn furniture.
Police say Lewis had a fence to keep his horse inside, but was not properly utilizing it around 6:30pm yesterday evening.
A Tennessee man was extradited to Hopkinsville on drug trafficking charges yesterday afternoon.
The warrant alleges 34-year old Charles Edward Mitchell of Clarksville sold 50 dollars worth of cocaine to a reliable confidential informant on January 14th and that he sold 400 dollars worth of pain killers and marijuana to an informant on March 17th.
Mitchell was brought from Clarksville to the Christian County Jail and faces two counts of drug trafficking and two counts of drug possession charges.
A vehicle versus motorcycle wreck in Marshall County yesterday morning injured the biker.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened around 9:50, when 49-year old Tamara Johnson of Benton attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of U.S. 68 and drove into the path of 65-year old Richard Thomasson of Hickory.
Thomasson was driving a motorcycle and didn’t have time to stop before running into Ms. Johnson’s vehicle. Thomasson was taken to Marshall County Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
All but one volunteer fire department that serves an area of Christian County now collects its fire dues via property tax bills after action by Fiscal Court earlier this week.
The Cerulean Volunteer Fire department is based out of Trigg County, but is tasked to serve properties in Trigg, Christian and Caldwell Counties. The Cerulean chief came to a fiscal court meeting last year asking for her department to be offered automatic billing just as the other departments in Christian County were allowed to do for the first time.
After Cerulean joined the local fire association and some logistics were worked out, Fiscal Court approved placing dues on property tax bills this year to residents served by Cerulean —as described by Judge-Executive Steve Tribble.
Judge Tribble says court also gave fire departments an extra 15 days to refund residents who go to the Sheriff’s Office and request their dues back.
Square Deal is now the only volunteer fire department in Christian County not receiving fire dues through property tax bills.