The winners of this year’s WHOP Christmas Shopping Spree have been announced.
The grand prize winner is Gail McKinney, who will win 100 dollars gift certificates from nine participating businesses.
Nine people won 100 dollar gift certificates from individual businesses. Lee Crawford was the winner at Humes Jewelers, Waynette Gates at Statons Art and Framing, Andy Brumfield at Audio Specialists, Virginia Melton at Eden Day Spa, Judy Gilliland at IGA, Theresa Salva Terra at Bradford Square Mall, Melissa Sellers at Sleep Outfitters, Shellie Knott at Todd Jewelry and Melissa Adams at Bill Beliles Furniture.
The Christmas Shopping Spree has become a tradition in Hopkinsville and is one of WHOP’s more popular yearly promotions. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Soldiers from Fort Campbell are spending time with kindergartners and first-graders at Rossview Elementary in Clarksville.
Captain Matt Bauer with the 7th Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment said he was nervous at first when the kids came into the room and sat on the floor but soon felt comfortable when he began reading to them.
Counselor Toni Smith said this is the second year soldiers have read to children at Christmas time.
A Clarksville man was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on child pornography charges.
Clarksville Police say 66-year old Dexter Lavon Mason of Bluff Drive was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly found him in possession of child pornography during the investigation of a DCS referral.
Police say in August, police received a DCS referral in reference to an allegation of Aggravated Sexual Battery on Minor Children involving Mason.
During Detective Tyler Barrett’s investigation, he conducted a search warrant on Mason’s residence and seized three computers from the residence.
Police say after the computers were turned over to the United States Secret Service to be forensically examined for child pornography, the examiner found numerous images on Mason’s laptop computer of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity.
The children whose images were found on the laptop have not been identified.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing and that additional charges are pending.
One of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week was arrested yesterday, thanks to an anonymous tipster.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Coordinator Paul Ray says 47-year old William Cash Crossett was arrested by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at 704 Sullivan Lane, Hopkinsville around 9am Wednesday morning.
Crossett had been wanted on probation violation charges and remains lodged in the Christian County Jail. The tipster who helped police find Crossett will receive a cash reward.
Hopkinsville Police recently took two reports of stolen vehicles and have made one arrest.
Charged with felony theft is 31-year old Joel Boyles of Hopkinsville, who allegedly took a 1996 Chevy Blazer valued at 25-hundred dollars from 26-year old Kristina Moore of Gilbert, Arizona Wednesday night.
The alleged theft happened on Dawson Springs Road and Boyles was arrested a short time later at 1529 West 7th Street, according to the arrest card. Boyles was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Meanwhile, a suspect is listed on a vehicle theft report from yesterday morning on West 2nd Street, where 47-year old Jeffrey Caldwell of Hopkinsville told police someone took a 1965 Chevy Impala belonging to him.
The car turned up at Transtar Recycling and Auto Parts, where the alleged perpetrator had taken it for cash. The vehicle was recovered and the investigation continues.