Officials with the Fraternal Order of Police Hopkinsville Lodge 12 will be hosting their annual police memorial service this week to honor fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Fraternal Order of Police member, Quentin Stone says it’s important to honor and remember officers who answered the call of duty and who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Stone says the annual memorial service is also a way for fellow law enforcement agents and the community to thank family members of a fallen officer and to show appreciation to current officers for their sacrifices they make on a daily basis.
The memorial service will be held Thursday at the Police Memorial Park on West 1st Street between the Municipal Building and the Police Department.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Christian County Justice Center, located on West 9th Street, which is across from the County Jail.
Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson at the Historical Society
A ceremony was held this morning at the Christian County Historical Society, where Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson presented a half million dollar federal block grant check to the Carnegie Library Foundation.
The money will be used to restore the library built in 1912 to its former glory, according to foundation chair Jim Coursey, who says it will serve as a sort of architecture museum and tutoring center.
Periodic lectures on architecture will be held in addition to the tutoring and Lieutenant Governor Abramson commended the board and others for taking the initiative to restore the facility.
Official local historian William Turner serves as vice chair of the foundation board and also commented on the magnitude and importance of the project. State Senator Joey Pendleton, Representatives John Tilley and Brent Yonts and Magistrates Terry Bowman, Mark Cansler and Tom Jones were also in attendance.
Clarksville Police are investigating a case of severe vandalism at a church.
Officers responded to Madison Street Church of Christ Sunday morning when Joel Ragland of the church found significant damage when he arrived. The main office window was damaged and the suspect or suspects had ransacked numerous offices and damaged three doors.
The perpetrator used a fire extinguisher to bust out a glass door to the main office and all office doors were kicked in. Several pieces of unopened mail were also destroyed.
The investigation continues and no suspects are listed on the report.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two hunting dogs from over the weekend.
The two brown and white Walker Coon Hounds were stolen sometime between 8 and 5 Friday from 4175 Gilkey Lane, according to the report, which lists the owner as 17-year old Cody Gresham of that address.
Gresham said the animals were in their kennel when he left for school, but gone when his brother checked on them later in the day. A suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
Alcohol was reportedly a factor in a wreck in Lyon County last night that sent the driver to the hospital and then to jail.
State Police say 22-year old Richard Thompson, Jr. of Kuttawa was southbound on Kentucky Highway 810 when he ran off the road in a curve and hit an embankment.
Thompson’s vehicle went airborne and came to final rest in a field. He was taken by private vehicle to Caldwell County Hospital, where he was treated and released into the custody of police who charged him with DUI and lodged him in the Caldwell County Jail.
Thompson is also charged with failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.