Today, of course, is Easter Sunday and hundreds of local children enjoyed their holiday weekend yesterday morning at Tie-Breaker Park for the annual WHOP’er of an Egg Hunt.
Hosted by the WHOP family of stations and the Hopkinsville Recreation Department, the annual egg hunt only lasted a few minutes before children from all of the different age groups over-took eight fields to clear them of all eggs and goodies.
The grand prize winner was 4-year old Brayden Cardwell, who found the egg worth $98.70 and a savings bank to put it in courtesy of Herb Hays Furniture.
The weather was nearly perfect for the event, with only a little nip in the air to remind children and adults alike that it is still, indeed early spring.
The man and woman accused of killing a nine month old baby in Oak Grove Tuesday will be charged with murder.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Stu Recke says 9-month old Jack Stark was being cared for by his aunt and uncle—27-year old Christopher Leutwyler and 27-year old Joni Leutwyler—while his parents were out of town.
Trooper Recke says Stark was found unresponsive at the Leutwylers’ Oak Grove home Tuesday night and the investigation led to their arrest Thursday.
The baby died from his injuries at Vanderbilt Children’s Medical Center late Thursday night and the couple’s charges will be increased from child abuse to murder.
Both suspects are lodged in the Christian County Jail on $150,000 bond. The investigation continues by Kentucky State Police Detective Lloyd Ray.
Officials with the Christian County School district are encouraging local residents to be apart of history and help North Drive Middle School students re-create the Battle of Gettysburg.
The North Drive Middle School History Club is asking for monetary donations to go towards purchasing items for the re-enactment of General Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.
The reenactment is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 21st at Jefferson Davis State Park and will kick-off at noon.
Admission is free and concessions will be available on site and for residents interested in donating to the re-enactment, contact North Drive Middle School at 270-887-7150.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to warn area residents, especially the elderly about scams occurring in the area.
Police say they have received several calls from local senior citizens who were recently scammed out of money and told police they either received a phone call or email asking them for money.
Police are urging residents to never give out their personal information to unknown individuals over the phone or by email.
Among the scams being conducted include a scam artist calling an unsuspecting individual and offering them a prize in a drawing or other contest, but in order to collect the prize money, which doesn’t exist, a resident would be required to pay a tax or fee.
Police say in other instances, someone will call to announce the target has won a jackpot, but must pay taxes or fees to collect the money.
Police say another scam involves someone calling a home claiming to be the grandchild or other relative and will ask the target to wire money so they can get out of jail, pay a hospital bill or fix a broken-down vehicle.
Police want to remind residents that authentic lotteries don’t require winners to pay to collect money and if they get a call from someone claiming to be a relative in need, they should contact another relative to verify the story before sending money.
To report a scam, contact the Hopkinsville Police Department at 270-890-1500.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of committing multiple burglaries in the area.
Police are seeking 32-year old Abdullah Hassan Rasheed Powell for vehicle burglary and is wanted for questioning in several other burglaries.
Police say Powell may be traveling in a 2011 Red Toyota Corolla or in an unknown model silver or white vehicle with either vehicles having an Ohio license plate tag of FCU-34-82.
Anyone with information about Powell’s whereabouts are urged to call 931-645-8477.
The lead investigator is Clarksville Police Detective Kevin Shaw.