We often hear of the need for humans to use caution when outdoors in the summer heat, but residents should also always remember to take care of their pets.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says cats and dogs need the same things humans do outside to remain cool—water and a shady spot to rest.
Without the help of humans, Ms. Grace says pets will almost certainly become ill from the effects of the heat and could die.
Law enforcement also remind residents it's illegal to leave a pet in a hot car. Clarksville Police cited an individual into court Wednesday after a small dog was left unattended in a van for at least 45 minutes, while its owner shopped at Governor's Square Mall. The suspect was charged with cruelty to animals.
The Hopkinsville Police Department conducted another warrants detail Thursday.
Seven Officers spent their day serving as many warrants and summonses as they could, resulting in 11 arrests. They also served nine criminal summons during the 12 hour shift.
Hopkinsville Police say statistics show a correlation to people wanted on outstanding warrants committing new crimes and the details are a way to get some of those individuals off the streets.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on DUI charges Thursday night and made matters worse by allegedly threatening to kill the families of the arresting police officers.
The report from Christian County Sheriff's Deputy Eddie Frye says Constable Kevin Graham stopped 47-year old Mark Wiles of North Main Street a little after 9 p.m.
Constable Graham told Deputy Frye that he saw Wiles driving into oncoming traffic on Madisonville Road and that he had to run off the road to avoid wrecking. Wiles allegedly admitted to drinking when approached by Deputy Frye, but said there was nothing police could do about it.
Wiles reportedly refused field sobriety tests and the breath test and began making threats to kill both officers and their families. He allegedly kicked Deputy Frye while being taken into custody.
Wiles was charged with DUI, possession of an open container, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and terroristic threatening.
A Hopkinsville man was injured in a wreck at a four-way stop Thursday evening in Hopkinsville.
The incident happened around 8:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 22-year old Jay Carner of Hopkinsville had stopped at East 2nd and South Campbell and was driving through the intersection when he was struck in the side by a vehicle driven by 61-year old Stanley Clark of Hopkinsville.
Witnesses said Clark ran the stop sign on East 2nd into the intersection. Carner complained of arm and shoulder pain and was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Clark was not hurt. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A man accused of raping a woman in Hopkinsville last month was arrested thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip Thursday morning.
Hopkinsville Police Warrants Officer John Bracey arrested 27-year old Albert Anthony Seabrooks at a Hawthorne Drive residence around 10:30 a.m.
The warrant says Seabrooks forced a woman into sexual relations at her home June 25. The victim called police after he left and she was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for tests. Seabrooks was a Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week and the anonymous tipster who helped police will receive a cash reward.