Hopkinsville Police have arrested a ninth person indicted in connection with an organized crime investigation.
Officers served the Christian County Grand Jury indictment Monday afternoon against 20-year old Dajuan Quarles of Hopkinsville.
Quarles is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, engaging in organized crime and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody at a Daven Drive address just before 5 p.m. Monday.
The man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal house fire in Robertson County, Tennessee from Sunday morning has been taken into custody.
A news release from the Robertson County Sheriff's Office says 49-year old David Greenwood was located in McMinn County, northeast of Chattanooga, and was taken into custody after a shootout with officers from the Etowah Police Department Monday night.
A Chattanooga newspaper reports no officers were injured in the incident.
Greenwood was sought in connection with a suspicious house fire on Jack Teasley Road from early Sunday that killed one person. The sheriff's office does not say what Greenwood will be charged with.
Only two months remain until the mandatory 10-digit dialing in western Kentucky as the result of a new area code takes effect and officials with the Kentucky Public Service Commission are urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others make a smooth transition into using the new dialing patterns.
PSC Chairman David Armstrong says mandatory 10-digit dialing begins in two months, when area code 364 will be added to the same geographic area as the current area code 270 with a six-month permissive dialing period to begin in August.
Armstrong says customers now can dial either seven or 10 digits when making local calls in area code 270 and the permissive dialing period allows customers to get used to the new dialing pattern and permits telecommunication providers to prepare and test equipment in advance of the establishment of the new area code.
Armstrong also says area code 364 was created in December 2012 when the PSC decided that the best way to meet the need for more telephone numbers in area code 270 was through the creation of an overlay.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 13 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, November 25th through Sunday.
State Police say four fatalities occurred prior to the start of the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period.
A single fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Boone Calloway, Jefferson and Whitley Counties with the victim in Jefferson County not wearing a seat belt and the crash in Whitley County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police say seven fatalities were reported as the result of six motor vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27th and ended at midnight on Sunday.
Police say a double fatality crash occurred in Green County and single fatality crashes occurred in Graves, Knox, Marshall, Owsley and Warren counties with the victims in Graves, Owsley and Warren counties not wearing seat belts and the crashes in Marshall, Owsley and Warren counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Police say also reported during the holiday period was a motorcycle fatality in Daviess County and a pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County as the result of a crash involving the suspected use of alcohol.
In 2012, 1,064 traffic crashes occurred throughout Kentucky during the Thanksgiving holiday period, claiming seven lives and injuring 202 people.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 586 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 98 fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.
Tickets are still available for residents to attend this year’s Stars & Promises concert featuring Peter Mayer.
Peter Mayer will be returning to Hopkinsville with his Stars & Promises 2013 Follow the Star tour on Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m. at the Alhambra Theatre.
The concert has become an annual holiday tradition for many communities, and will also showcase the musical talents of Hopkinsville’s very own, Maggie Estes.
All proceeds will benefit the Saint Luke Free Clinic and Pennyroyal Hospice.
For more information contact, Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Department Superintendent Gary McIntyre at 270-887-4290.