This week's Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers report features a recent unsolved murder. Officer Paul Ray has more...
A head on collision on McLean Avenue yesterday afternoon injured both drivers.
The Hopkinsville Police Report from Officer Travis Shown says the incident happened around 3:45 at the intersection with Christian Quarry Road when 29-year old Chanel West of Hopkinsville was attempting to make a left turn off McLean.
Ms. West said she didn't see an oncoming vehicle driven by 55-year old Evonne Ford of Hopkinsville and they hit head-on, despite Ms. Ford swerving to the right in an attempt to avoid an impact.
Both women were wearing a seat belt and were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul has re-introduced a piece of legislation that calls for the prioritization of smaller harbors for dredging work in Kentucky waterways.
The Harbor Equity Act seeks to benefit smaller harbors that potentially face shut-downs, like the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport in far western Kentucky.
If approved, the legislation will require the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize smaller harbors for dredging work instead of just larger commercial harbors.
Senator Paul says without this prioritization, there would be a significant financial impact on farmers, towing companies, and the small communities.
The Army Corps currently prioritizes harbor dredging for those harbors that see 1 million or more tons in traffic per year.
A Hopkinsville City Councilwoman is asking fellow council members to revisit the issue of establishing sidewalks at a local high school.
During tonight’s city council meeting, Councilwoman Ann Cherry expressed her concerns that there are no sidewalks in the area of Koffman Drive and Lafayette Road.
Councilwoman Cherry says students walking to and from Hopkinsville High School are potentially put in harms way due to the lack of sidewalks to protect students from traffic.
In other business, city council members declared several out of commission police vehicles as surplus, which will then be auctioned off at a later date.
One of the local residents who was at the Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded calls it a traumatic experience.
As previously reported, Paula Yoakum of Hopkinsville was waiting for her husband Eddie Yoakum to finish the race when the first explosion hit. Both were uninjured in the blast, but Ms. Yoakum says she can't fathom why anyone would attack innocent people attending and running in a marathon.
Ms. Yoakum says she and her husband have participated in many races over the years, but had never experience anything like Monday.
Similar stories have emerged across the country of people who traveled to Boston to take part in one of the country's grandest traditions, only to become part of one of the nation's darkest days.