Hopkinsville Police say two serial vehicle burglars have been taken into custody this weekend.
Here is Public Information Officer Paul Ray talking about the events that led up to the arrests.
A Clarksville man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
Clarksville Police say on Saturday, around 7:15 p.m. officers caught a man trying to leave the area, hiding in a car, after he broke into an ex-girlfriend's apartment located at 1121 Riverwood Place.
The 48-year old female victim told officers that someone had kicked in her front door damaging the door frame and that someone entered through her front door and took a cream colored jewelry box and six gold rings valued at approximately $2,000.
Witnesses told officers they saw a man exiting the apartment and provided officers a detailed description of the suspect.
Officers were able to locate the suspect, who told police his name was James Smith.
During the course of investigation, it was discovered that there was an active Condition of Release as a result of a domestic assault, and that the man gave officers a false name.
The man was identified as 45-year old Ricky Lydell Borders of White Oak Road.
Police say Borders is prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol or committing any offense against the victim and that Borders possessed the stolen jewelry.
Borders is charged with aggravated burglary, criminal impersonation and contempt and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Industrial hemp continues to be a topic of discussion in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission recently voted to support Senate Bill 50, which would establish a framework if and when the federal government decides to re-introduce industrial hemp into the commonwealth’s agri-economy.
At the meeting, several guests spoke in favor of the proposed bill, including Mike Lewis, a veteran and a small-scale farmer from Berea.
Lewis was quoted as saying many veterans are interested in small-scale farming, and the possibilities for industrial hemp give us some hope for good jobs — the kind of jobs our veterans deserve.
Following the meeting, Commissioner Jamie Comer spoke about reports that law enforcement officials in the state were opposed to the proposed bill.
Commissioner Comer stated he visited all 120 Kentucky counties last year and that there is enormous support in Paducah to Pikeville.
Senate bill 50 was introduced by Senator Paul Hornback of Shelbyville.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 11 people died in 11 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, January 21st through Sunday.
State Police say two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County with one of the victims not wearing a seat belt.
State Police say motor vehicle crashes occurred in Adair, Christian, Clark, Estill, Laurel, Nelson and Pike Counties with the victims in Christian, Estill, Laurel, Nelson and Pike not wearing their seatbelts.
Two pedestrians were killed in Hardin and Metcalfe Counties County with police saying suspected use of alcohol was involved in the Hardin County fatality.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 40 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is eight less than what was reported for this time period last year.
A Christian County leader has been appointed to a Kentucky School Boards post.
Christian County Board of Education Chairman, Barry Cornelius has been appointed to the Kentucky School Board Association’s board of directors.
Cornelius of Hopkinsville will serve out the remaining two years of an unexpired term as Second Region chairperson of the KSBA.
Cornelius stated he was grateful to be appointed to the position.