Hopkinsville Police are investigating a vehicle theft from a church parking lot.
The 5-thousand dollar Volkswagen was stolen from the parking lot of the Good Shepard Church at 212 Sanderson Drive sometime between Monday afternoon at 4 and Tuesday morning at 10.
The silver-colored Passat has Tennessee tags and belongs to Yulonda Shannon of Hermitage, Tennessee. No suspects are listed on the report.
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a shooting involving a wife and her estranged husband that took place this morning.
State Police say around 10 a.m., the KSP Post 2 Madisonville received a call from the Webster County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a shooting that occurred at 65 Springfield Road.
Preliminary investigation reveals that 76-year old Robert Harold Simms of Providence, Kentucky arrived at the residence to locate his estranged wife, 51-year old Connie Simms of Dixon, Kentucky.
State Police say upon locating her, Simms allegedly fired one shot, striking her in the shoulder and witnesses were able to get the gun away from him, who then left the residence in a vehicle following the shooting.
Simms was located and taken into custody without incident by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say Connie Simms was transported by ambulance to Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released.
Robert Simms is lodged in the Webster County Jail and charged with 1st degree assault, five counts of first degree wanton endangerment, and 1st degree burglary.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is proud to announce that a local technician has graduated from a state academy.
Police say Crime Scene Technician, Robert Flick successfully completed the Kentucky Criminalistics Academy.
Officials say the five-week course is designed to meet the needs of Kentucky law enforcement agencies in the areas of evidence identification, collection, and preservation.
The graduation took place Friday, May 25th at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Kentucky.
The Pennyroyal Area Museum has changed its name.
Executive Director Alissa Keller says after careful consideration, the museum is now known as the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County.
Ms. Keller explains why officials decided to change things up.
Ms. Keller says the new name reflects how the museum has expanded over the years to include more exhibits.
Hundreds of area youngsters flocked to Jeffers Bend Park this weekend to participate in the 14th annual Take Kids Fishing Day.
Event Organizer Robin Charles says the family-oriented event seems to be a hit each year for local families.
Ms. Charles says prizes were given to young fishermen who reeled in the biggest or smallest fish and that “Big Jeff” has once again eluded capture.
Take Kids Fishing Day is sponsored by the Pennyrile RC&D Council that allows children to appreciate nature, while spending quality time with their families.