National Preparedness month has come to an end, and officials with the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council say it was a successful campaign.
Chairman Dan Nicholson says it took the efforts of countless volunteers across the Pennyrile to get the preparedness message out in September and that is exactly what happened.
Nicholson says even though National Preparedness Month is over, that doesn’t mean the council will stop reminding citizens to make a kit to be ready for when the worst happens.
Anyone wanting to become involved in the Citizen Corps Council or wanting more information on how to become prepared can call the PADD office in Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused in an armed robbery in the city from last month.
Arrested around 4pm yesterday and charged with first degree robbery, probation violation and contempt of court was 32-year old Jason Cunningham of Hopkinsville. The arrest warrant for Cunningham says he allegedly used a knife to threaten a woman to steal a ring on September 11th.
The victim said Cunningham pressed her head against the window of a vehicle while taking the jewelry, leaving marks on her chest and causing pain to her right hand. Cunningham is in contempt of court for allegedly failing to pay his child support.
Cadiz Police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins at Cracker Barrel from over the weekend.
A news release says Sgt. Chad Grace was called to Cracker Barrel around 8:40 Saturday morning to investigate four break-ins. The perpetrator had forced his way into four parked vehicles—even breaking out a window to get into at least one car.
Two of the victims were customers and two were employees, with a handgun taken from one of the vehicles.
Some of the stolen property was later found in nearby dumpster, though the stolen gun and some stolen cash were not recovered. Anyone with information on who may be responsible for the thefts should call Cadiz Police at 522-8369.
Two people were ejected from a vehicle in a wreck on the Purchase Parkway in Marshall County yesterday.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just before 4pm near the 47 mile-marker. Police say 31-year old Eric McKinnis of Ripley, Tennessee was northbound when he lost control of his SUV, causing it to roll several times before coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.
Two passengers, 26-year old Darrel McKinnis and 23-year old Orlando Cox of Dyersburg, Tennessee; were both ejected from the vehicle. Cox was taken to Marshall County Hospital, while Eric and Darrel McKinnis were taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Rain might have contributed to two wrecks in the city limits of Hopkinsville Monday that injured two people.
The first accident happened around noon at 9th and Main, thought it wouldn’t be reported until later in the day. The police report says 57-year old Steven Marion of Hopkinsville was on foot and entered the crosswalk. Meanwhile, 69-year old Donald Rogers of Hopkinsville was attempting to make a left turn onto South Main and hit Marion with his right front fender.
Rogers took Marion to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, but both men said they never thought to call police until a nurse at the emergency room called ECC. Marion was treated for a possible knee injury.
The second incident happened around 3:15 near the Pembroke Road-Pennyrile Parkway interchange. The HPD report says 39-year old Lashawnda Redd of Hopkinsville was northbound on Pembroke Road when she had to make an abrupt stop in traffic.
Following behind her was 53-year old Deborah Greenman of Hopkinsville, who wasn’t able to stop in the rainy conditions and rear-ended Ms. Redd’s vehicle. Police say Ms. Redd was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of lower back pain.