No one was injured early yesterday morning when someone shot a gun into a Hopkinsville hotel as they drove by.
The incident happened at the Hampton Inn at 210 Richard Mills Drive sometime between 2:30 and 3:45, when the perpetrator fired a weapon into room 211, occupied by 58-year old Patricia Jones of Danville.
Ms. Jones was not struck, but the bullet did strike and break a mirror in the room. A named male suspect is listed on the report, with the investigation ongoing.
Someone cut a fence to get on a West 15th Street property to steal several items recently.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened between March 23rd and Friday evening at 758 West 15th, where Judy Cross told officers the perpetrator made a hole in the fence to get inside.
Once in, he or she stole two aluminum mats worth 200 dollars and three semi truck batteries, valued at a total of 450 dollars. The suspect also stole an unknown amount of aluminum and copper materials by entering abandoned mobile homes and removing the metal from them.
No suspects are listed on the report.
A wreck involving a motorcycle in Hart County yesterday afternoon sent the biker to a Louisville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say the incident happened around 2:40 on Cub Run Highway about five miles west of Munfordville.
63-year old Judy Young of Glasgow was westbound when she lost control of her bike in loose gravel in a curve. Ms. Young and her bike struck a tree, before finally coming to rest.
She was taken by air-evac helicopter to Louisville Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Only one veto day is left in this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but their main goal is on the Governor’s desk.
A $19.2 billion two-year state budget that will reduce spending by around $300 million, restrict new bonded debt, and preserve funding in critical areas like Medicaid and base funding for public schools over the next biennium has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly and now goes to the governor to be signed into law.
The spending plan passed the Senate 36-1 and the House 81-7 Friday.
Much of the budget, which was negotiated by the House and Senate in recent days, is unchanged from the governor’s budget proposal unveiled in January. It includes no state employee salary increases or retiree cost of living increases, 8.4 percent cuts to most agency budgets with the exceptions of Medicaid, Corrections, teacher’s retirement, and a handful of other areas.
Lesser cuts of around 6 percent are made to to state university budgets, and even smaller cuts of 2.2 percent to the Kentucky State Police biennial budget.
The budget also includes limited additional spending proposed by the governor, including $21 million to hire 300 more state social workers and $4 million to enhance the state prescription monitoring KASPER system.
The House and Senate have adjourned for the governor’s 10-day “veto recess”—a period during which the governor will consider vetoes to the budget and other bills. Both chambers will then return to Frankfort on April 12 and reconvene for that day only to wrap up the 2012 session.
The Hopkinsville Police Department arrested and charged eight juveniles today for allegedly assaulting a fellow class-mate as part of a gang initiation.
Police say seven out of the eight male juveniles were charged with 4th degree assault, while another male was charged with concealing a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, in addition to the 4th degree assault charges after police allegedly discovered he brought two knives to school.
According to police, the ages of the male juveniles ranged from 13 years old to 16 years old and all attended Christian County Middle School.
The police department wants to remind local citizens that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
All eight juveniles were lodged in a juvenile detention center in Paducah/