The young girl wounded in a drive-by shooting on Durrett Avenue last night remains in a Nashville hospital.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the 8-year old girl is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Officers responded to 1413 Durrett just after 7 when someone in a vehicle fired shots into the residence occupied by the child and two adult females.
One of the adults, 59-year old Louvenia Wilford of Hopkinsville, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center. The other adult was not hurt.
Chief Guy Howie said police got conflicting witness reports regarding the type of vehicle involved in the incident and no arrests have been made.
Pembroke will bring back an old tradition later this month when residents will line the streets and head to the community center for Harvest Festival.
The festival will be Saturday, October 20th—as described by Magistrate Jack Lackey.
Squire Lackey says it should be a good time for everyone involved and Pembroke invites people from across the area to attend.
The recent Pembroke Ruritan Club annual fish fry was also a big success, according to Lackey, who said it was held on the last weekend of September this year instead of late October as normally has been.
A three-way race for the Ward 1 Hopkinsville City Council seat is featured today in our ongoing coverage of this November’s General Election.
Wendell Green, Carolsue Daigre and Thomas Grant debated this week at the League of Women Voters Political Forum.
When asked if he supports the smoking ban ordinance, Green said he could go along with some type of ordinance, as long as it wasn’t too strict.
Ms. Daigre said she doesn’t like going to restaurants where there is smoking, but she believes the issue should be on the ballot.
Grant cited health statistics that show the dangers of second hand smoking in saying he supports the smoking ban ordinance that has already passed on first reading.
Green says he is concerned about the safety of walkers on the proposed rails to trails project, while Ms. Daigre said she supports the trail as long as grant funding comes through and Grant says he fully supports the project.
The debates resume this evening at the mall at 6pm when the District One and Two candidates for the Christian County School Board face off, followed by the candidates for 15th District State Representative—incumbent Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty.
UPDATE: Power has been restored.
Pennyrile Rural Electric is currently working to restore power to several areas of Todd County. Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile says a breaker north of Elkton that serves Sharon Grove, Allegre and Claymour tripped off around 5:50. Workers are working to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
A young girl is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being injured in a drive by shooting on Durrett Avenue last night.
The incident happened at 1413 Durrett Avenue just after 7pm, when 59-year old Louvenia Wilford said she was in the home and heard gunshots outside. She felt something hit her in the back, which police believe could have been a bullet that ricocheted, though she only suffered a very minor injury.
Shot in the abdomen was an 8-year old girl at the home, who sustained a severe injury that required her to be transferred from Jennie Stuart Medical Center to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Interviewed shortly after the incident Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie said police didn’t believe the wound to be life-threatening.
The police report from Officer Tommy Hoffman says a third woman was in the residence, but she was not hit by any of the bullets. Chief Howie said witnesses gave conflicting descriptions of a vehicle possibly involved, and officers were following up on leads through the night.