Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed home invasion from early this morning.
HPD Sgt. Kyle Spurlin was one of the responding officers just after 2am and spoke to WHOP News about some of the details.
Sgt. Spurlin said the victims weren’t the homeowners, so it wasn’t immediately clear if anything was taken.
Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tips line at 887-TIPS.
A Louisville man was arrested in Hopkinsville early yesterday morning for allegedly driving drunk for the third time in the last five years.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Roger Stephens pulled over 38-year old Courtney Barnett of Louisville on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 3:30 yesterday morning for going 51 in a 35 mph zone.
Officer Stephens writes he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Barnett and that Barnett failed field sobriety test. A computer check revealed two prior DUI’s and the citation says Barnett blew a .174 on the breath test—over twice the legal limit.
Barnett was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, improper registration plate and speeding.
A two-vehicle wreck on Pembroke Road Friday afternoon injured a Pembroke man.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Public Safety Officer Chris Bond says 71-year old Lowell Reigel of Pembroke was northbound on Pembroke Road around 1:45 when 74-year old Cecil Rounsaville of Murfreesboro, Tennessee made a left turn into his path driving a box truck.
Reigel was unable to avoid a collision and hit the truck’s right side. Rousaville went uninjured and Reigel was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
There was a chili cookoff in Elkton last night for Todd County Relay for Life, which was a success by all indications.
The Elkton Fire Department took first place with its “Fire Hot Chili” and Magistrate Brent Spurlin took second place.
The event raised over a thousand dollars for this year’s relay.
No one was injured when fire damaged a Church Street home last night.
The initial call came out just after 7pm at 1908 Church, with fire-fighters finding smoke coming from the residence upon arrival. The home sustained some damage, but initial reports indicate it wasn’t a total loss.
We will have more information with the release of the official report from the Hopkinsville Fire Department.