An early morning fire at an apartment building in Clarksville has displaced several families.
Fire-fighters were called to a fire in the upstairs apartment complex over Mary’s Saddle Club on the bypass in Clarksville around 2:30am, according to a news release.
Officials say the Red Cross was also called and that fourteen residents were taken to the Days Inn at Exit 11 to have a place to stay. Case workers are assigned to the displaced families to assist in long-term solutions.
No one was injured in the blaze and a cause of the fire is not listed.
A Lyon County man was arrested yesterday for allegedly cutting his brother with a knife during an altercation.
Kentucky State Police say 26-year old Jacob Lawrence of Eddyville entered his brother’s Cedar Street home in that city yesterday and the two got into an argument that soon became physical.
Lawrence allegedly pulled a knife from his pocket and cut his brother, Greg Wilson, during the struggle. Lawrence was struck in the head with a shotgun and he then fled from the residence.
Police found Lawrence a short time later seeking medical attention at Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton. He was arrested and charged with second degree assault and was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.
Wilson was treated at his home by Lyon County EMS.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend will be commemorated Sunday in Christian and Todd Counties.
First Street Baptist Church in Hopkinsville will host the annual Sunday program at 2pm, with music to be provided by the church choir. Local NAACP President Reverand John Banks gives more details.
Todd County’s Martin Luther King Commemoration will be in the Todd County High School Auditorium at 3pm, where Ron Sydnor will be the featured speaker.
A Hopkinsville man sustained serious injuries in a rear-end collision on Walnut Street Saturday.
The incident happened just before 4:30 near the 14th Street intersection on Walnut, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Andre Jacobs, which says a utility truck owned by AT&T was parked in the roadway where crews were working on a telephone pole.
Police say the workers had placed warning cones in the road behind the truck to alert motorists of the activity, but witnesses say 36-year old Marvin Gray, Jr. of Hopkinsville never slowed down as he approached the vehicle and ran into its rear.
Gray sustained what are described as severe head injuries and was taken first to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being flown by Air Evac to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson at the Nashville Hospital says he is in critical, but stable condition. Hopkinsville Police closed Walnut Street for about 3 and a half hours to allow the scene to be reconstructed.
A Hopkinsville business was burglarized sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, with a large sum of cash stolen.
The Hopkinsville Police report says someone removed a window from G&S Embroidery on 15th Street between 7pm Thursday and 7:30am Friday. The perpetrator got away with 500 dollars cash.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation is ongoing.