State legislators from the region spoke at this month’s Pennyrile Area Development Board of Directors meeting, which was the last for retiring Executive Director Chris Sutton.
Every individual who spoke thanked Sutton for his leadership of PADD over the years and expressed confidence Jason Vincent will do a good job when he takes over in January. Amy Frogue has been promoted to take Vincent’s current position of Assistant Director.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke was among the speakers and said he’d like to see tax code reform come up in next year’s session and he’d like it to be in the form of doing away with the state income tax.
We can finally put the winter weather from over the weekend behind us as the final ice patches melt off the pavement and there are no more watches, warnings or advisories in the forecast.
Todd County took the worst hit locally from freezing rain Sunday morning and Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says he and residents there are very appreciative of the efforts of road crews and Pennyrile Electric linemen who worked hard in the elements to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
A temporary shelter was set up at Petrie Memorial Methodist Church for anyone whose electricity was out needing a place to stay, but Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley said they closed it around midnight after no one showed up.
In Christian County, Judge-Executive Steve Tribble said Christian County was fortunate to only experience brief isolated power outages and he also praised crews from Pennyrile and Hopkinsville Electric System for their efforts.
No one was injured locally by the weather and Judge-Executive Tribble says Christian County dodged a bullet in many ways, despite the few minor problems and slick roadways.
Cold air is in the forecast for the next several days, but there's no mention of any accumulating snow or ice—which is a welcome change for those who had to work in the elements over the weekend.
The Hopkinsville man who was arrested last month for allegedly making counterfeit money was arrested again Friday on a warrant for kidnapping.
The warrant for one count of kidnapping was served Friday morning against 26-year old Andrew Ly of Hopkinsville. The warrant alleges that on October 17, Ly entered the apartment of 22-year old Jennifer Grace of Hopkinsville and used a knife to force her and her children into his vehicle.
Ly allegedly drove the victim and her children around town for an hour, before taking her to his residence and tying her hands and feet with a rope to prevent her from leaving. Police say Ms. Grace sustained minor injuries to her hands and arms when she escaped with her children and ran to a neighbor's house to call police.
The original police report says Ly and Ms. Grace have a child in common. Ly remains in the Christian County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
As previously reported, Hopkinsville Police arrested Ly November 22 after they were called to a Fort Campbell Boulevard address, where he said he had been robbed.
When officers arrived, they found twenty dollar bills on the ground that all had the same serial number and a real twenty dollar bill on Ly's person that also had the same serial number.
Police obtained consent to search Ly's home and reportedly found a printer and other counterfeit money that was in the process of being made. Ly allegedly confessed to making up the robbery story and to making the fake money.
He was charged with forgery and falsely reporting an incident in that case.
A former Hopkinsville Police officer who resigned after a DUI arrest two years ago is back in jail on a domestic violence charge.
Charged with second degree assault is 37-year old Timothy Leyenaar of Butler Road, Hopkinsville.
The Christian County Sheriff's Department arrest citation says police were dispatched to Leyenaar's address Saturday night regarding a woman who had reportedly fallen and broken her arm. Deputies had just been at the home the previous night regarding a disturbance and Leyenaar allegedly admitted he and the woman had been in an altercation that became physical—though he said he acted in self defense.
Leyenaar also reportedly said that if anyone should be arrested, it should be him. The victim told police at the emergency room that Leyenaar had injured her arm during incidents Friday night and Saturday. Leyenaar remains in the Christian County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Leyenaar was a Hopkinsville Police officer until November, 2011, when he was pulled over by a Christian County Sheriff's Deputy on the Eagle Way Bypass driving impaired. He was later charged with wanton endangerment for having his children in the vehicle. He resigned from the department before an internal investigation was complete.
A Fort Campbell soldier was arrested on multiple charges following a pursuit that ended on I-24 Sunday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say 25-old Mark Ward of Elizabethtown, Tennessee was charged with aggravated DUI, fleeing from police, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and speeding.
Ward was arrested near the 89 mile-marker of I-24 around 4:30 p.m. and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.