Hundreds of runners, walkers, bikers and pets braved temperatures in the low 20's Thanksgiving morning for Hopkinsville's annual Turkey Trot 5k.
The event is not a competitive run with prizes, but it has become more popular every year. The weather may have kept a few people away, but Mayor Dan Kemp said he and the other participants were excited about using a portion of the rail-trail in the trot for the first time.
Mayor Kemp says the enthusiasm that has made the Turkey Trot a lasting tradition is the same enthusiasm that's carried the rails to trails project to the point its becoming a reality.
The Turkey Trot began near the downtown farmer's market pavilion and ended at the Christian County Sheriff's Office.
The Logan County Sheriff's Office investigated an alleged methamphetamine lab Monday evening and made two arrests.
A news release says deputies responded to a residence on Stevenson Mill Road to attempt to serve six felony bench warrants from Logan and Todd counties. Deputies say they found methamphetamine, marijuana, three active meth labs and several items of drug paraphernalia in the home.
Both residents, who are identified only as a 38-year old white male and a 30-year old white female, were arrested on drug related charges and served with the warrants. They were lodged in the Logan County Jail.
The incident remains under investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's Office and South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.
Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers returned home from their deployment in Afghanistan Wednesday night, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Military officials say about 340 Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team returned home after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
A welcome home ceremony was held on post with family and friends of returning soldiers anxiously awaiting their arrival.
The soldiers were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Local defense attorney and former Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling has announced his intentions to run for Christian District Judge.
Boling announced Wednesday evening on his Facebook page that he will challenge incumbent Division II District Judge Arnold Lynch in next year’s election.
Boling says his twenty-plus years experience of practicing before more than thirty different judges has allowed him to see what works and what doesn't. He says he wants to build upon the practices of his predecessors if elected, while implementing new programs that will provide for the needs of both criminal victims and defendants and provide fairness and equality in civil cases.
Boling was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2000 and he lost a campaign for re-election to Lynn Pryor in 2006. He has operated a private practice in Hopkinsville the last several years.
Judicial races are non-partisan and there is only a primary when more than two candidates file. Judge Lynch has not publically announced his intentions for next year’s election yet.
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An investigation several months in the making resulted in multiple arrests on drug and organized crime charges Wednesday.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the individuals were part of a criminal syndicate engaged in the illegal trafficking of a controlled substance. He says the arrests came after several months of investigation lead by the department’s Special Investigations Unit and after indictments by the Christian County Grand Jury.
The individuals arrested were 23-year old Courtney Williams, 37-year old Brian Scott Davis, 23-year old Deandre Grimes, 23-year old Christopher White, 35-year old Cortez Hairston, 26-year old Denisha Williams, 30-year old Cheryl Dannily-Croft and 30-year old Michael Thomas of Hopkinsville on drug trafficking and other associated charges. The sweep also resulted in the arrest of 47-year old Jerome Catlett of Hopkinsville on the strength of a warrant for contempt of court.
HPD was assisted by the Christian County Sheriff’s Department and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force.