The house fire on Walnut Street from last night is being investigated as arson.
The blaze at 1803 Walnut began around 8:15, with 23 fire-fighters and seven vehicles responding to the scene to find it fully engulfed in flames, according to the report.
The two-story duplex sustained 50-thousand dollars worth of damage, which was nearly a complete loss. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined on the Fire Department report, but Hopkinsville Police collected evidence and took an arson report that lists two suspects. Both reports say evidence was collected on the scene by HPD.
No one was inside at the time of the fire, with 50-year old Mary Kennedy listed as the resident and Jennifer Fielder as the owner.
A Dawson Springs Road man was hospitalized after an accidental shooting incident at his home Thursday afternoon.
Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell says Granville “Butch” Thompson was pulling a rifle out of his safe just before 4:30 when something happened to cause another rifle inside to discharge several times.
Sheriff Leavell says it appears a fragment from one of the bullets lodged in Thompson’s temple, but did not enter his skull. Leavell says Thompson was talking with responders and that his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Thompson was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Hopkinsville Police investigated shots fired into a South Virginia Street residence early this week.
30-year old Robert King of Hopkinsville told police someone shot a small caliber gun multiple times into the front of 2807 South Virginia and into the side of his vehicle.
Two adults and one child were inside the home asleep when the incident happened sometime between 10pm Monday and 1:30pm Tuesday, according to the report.
No one was injured and four expended bullets were found at the scene. Three hundred dollars worth of damage was done to the home by the shooting. No suspects are listed on the report.
Local residents are reminded of the National Dance Day celebration coming up Saturday morning, which will be hosted by the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation.
Festivities will be at Christian County Middle School, according to a news release from the Recreation Department. A “Dance the World” master class begins at 10:30, with doors opening at 9:30. The class will be taught by special
A “Celebration of Dance” is set for 1:30, with a variety of performances from local and area dancers to take place in various styles including country line dancing, hip hop, new country and Zumba.
Attendees will also get to meet Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders, as well.
The class is 20 dollars in advance or 30 dollars at the door to attend, while the Celebration of Dance is 10 dollars in advance, 20 dollars at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.showclix.com/events/nationaldanceday.
Hopkinsville Police have arrested a second suspect accused of making up a sexual assault story at Wal-Mart earlier this month.
Charged with falsely reporting an incident is 30-year old Becky Ballard of Hopkinsville. Police say Ballard and a friend, 29-year old Kristy Bohling, told officers on July 14th that a male physically restrained them against a shelf and touched them in a sexual manner while breathing down their necks.
Wal-Mart surveillance footage reportedly showed the incident never happened and now both women have been arrested. The warrant says Ballard told police she lied at the request of her friend. Ballard was released on bond Wednesday evening, shortly after her arrest.