For the second time in two days, a Clarksville Police officer rescued a person from a burning home Tuesday morning.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Dispatch received a call around 7:25am about a house on fire at 300 Blaine Court.
Officer Seth Paugh was already in the area and was the first responder to the scene. Neighbors believed a woman was still inside and smoke had already blackened the windows.
Seeing a vehicle in the driveway, Officer Paugh forced the door open and crawled inside on his hands and knees. He found a woman lying on the floor and was able to pull her out of the residence.
She was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Some of them could be attributed to winter weather on a night or two, but there were a significant number of wrecks in Hopkinsville last month.
Numbers released by the Hopkinsville Police Department show there were 124 wrecks in January, well below the 154 from January of last year but still a high number.
Eighteen of the January wrecks resulted in injury and one resulted in a death. Four-year old Brooklyn Coleman was killed in a wreck on the Bypass January 21st when the vehicle she was riding in slid on an icy bridge and hit a guardrail.
Hopkinsville Police have focused on reducing wrecks with some success over the last few years by focusing patrols on high collision areas such as West 7th Street and Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Hopkinsville Police were called to an Old Major Lane residence this week after a freezer and refrigerator were reported stolen.
Officer Ruben Pacheco’s report says the deep freezer and fridge were taken from the 395 Old Major Lane residence belonging to 49-year old Sharon Owens of Hopkinsville.
Someone forced their way inside the residence to steal the items valued at $1,500. No suspects are listed on the report.
Hopkinsville City Council and Mayor Dan Kemp remembered the legacy of longtime WHOP News Director and Early Bird host Jim Love at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Mayor Dan Kemp said Love covered the city’s business in a most professional way during his 40-year tenure at the station and thanked Jim’s family for sharing him with the community.
City Clerk Chrissy Upton read a proclamation commending the lifetime achievements of Love, which received an ovation from council and those in attendance.
The proclamation was presented to Jim’s family who was in attendance. Love passed away December 16th after a long battle with cancer.
Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission was presented with some daunting information when it began looking at tax modernization.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson says the commission received some lackluster financial projections for Kentucky’s future if nothing changed.
He says the commission’s 54 recommendations aim for balance in the tax structure, something he says has been lacking.
The recommendations certainly have detractors and the Kentucky General Assembly will likely consider tax code reform at some point during this year’s session.