For the first time in over a century, Hopkinsville no longer has a theater to watch a new motion picture after the Martin 5 closed its doors Thursday night.
Dumpsters were placed in front of the building and the marquee along Fort Campbell Boulevard was blank by Friday morning. The signs on the front of the building advertising featured films were gone and there was no pre-recorded message on the theater's answering machine giving show times.
Phone calls to a Carmike Theaters spokesperson went unreturned and no one answered calls at the local theater Thursday evening or Friday morning.
Official local historian William Turner says the first motion picture show opened up in Hopkinsville over a century ago and movies were shown at the Alhambra into the 1970's, overlapping with the opening of the Martin 5.
Turner says Hopkinsville has also had multiple drive-in movie theaters over the decades.
There are signs along Fort Campbell Boulevard in Oak Grove advertising the future opening of a Carmike theater there, but no hard dates for construction or opening have ever been announced.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that all flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Governor Beshear says the flags will be lowered in memory of and to honor the 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early-morning hours of December 7th, 1941.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Declaration of War against Japan on December 8th, 1941, which took place 72 years ago.
Governor Beshear is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Indiana man this week on drug charges.
The sheriff’s office charged Charles Walter Church of Terre Haute, Indiana with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Church was arrested after he allegedly sold about 100 pain pills in a parking lot of a Muhlenberg County business where officers were present.
Church was taken into custody without incidents and was booked into the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
Area residents looking for last minute deals are encouraged to visit a holiday bazaar in Hopkinsville that will benefit several Christian County Middle School students participating in a state competition.
Christian County Middle School Science Teacher, Dana Threatt talks about the bazaar that is scheduled for Monday, December 16th.
A Tennessee couple was arrested Thursday for multiple crimes that allegedly happened in Hopkinsville.
Few details are known about the case, but Christian County Grand Jury indictments were served against 26-year old Holly Haddock and 26-year old Jeremy Haddock of Lebanon, Tennessee. The couple was picked up by HPD from a police department in Tennessee.
They are both indicted on charges of fleeing from police, two counts of second degree burglary, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment and one count of kidnapping of a minor. They remain in the Christian County Jail on a $55,000 bond.