Deer and motorcycles don’t mix well and that was apparent Friday night when a biker was injured while avoiding an animal in the south end of Christian County.
The incident happened around 10:30 on Pembroke-Oak Grove Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which says 22-year old John Posey of Sharon Grove Road, Lewisburg was southbound when he tried to avoid a deer and ran into a ditch.
Posey was ejected from his bike and escaped with only left arm and wrist pain. Police say he was wearing a helmet and protective clothing.
A small fire in a Riverfront Drive apartment last night did 3-thousand dollars worth of damage.
Hopkinsville fire-fighters were called to 200 Riverfront Apartment 6A around 9:15 and found light smoke coming from the residence when they arrived from the main station a block down the road.
Within six minutes of the first call, the kitchen fire was under control. The blaze began in the floor of the kitchen and was confined to that area. A thunderstorm was ongoing at the time of the fire, but the cause of the blaze is listed as “undetermined.”
Emma Shanklin is listed as the resident of the property, with no one injured in the incident.
Today is forecast to be the last for extreme heat in western Kentucky, with relatively cooler temperatures expected the rest of the week.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued one more heat advisory through this evening as they say the mercury will rise to the mid to upper 90’s today, with a 40-percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a 70-percent chance tonight.
Even with the much-needed widespread rain expected for the area early this week, the weather service says it won’t be enough to end the severe to extreme ongoing drought. A special weather statement says burn bans will likely still be needed for the foreseeable future.
Today is the only in a seven day forecast with a high temperature above 90 degrees.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the recent theft of a trailer.
Sheriff Ray Burnam posted a video of the theft on the Department’s Facebook page and asks anyone who may have information to contact him. A man and woman in a full-sized white pickup pull into the parking lot where the 16-foot metal trailer is parked and drive away with it within a few minutes on July 5th around 9:14pm.
Click here to watch the video. If you have any information on the incident, call Sheriff Burnam at 270-522-6014
Hopkinsville Police arrested two suspects Friday morning accused of entering a local home and assaulting the resident.
The alleged incident happened around 10am, when 40-year old Evens Jackson of Hopkinsville called the ECC and said two people had entered his girlfriend’s home at 128 Boyd Street and assaulted her. The victim, 31-year old Marnica Mack of Hopkinsville, and Jackson were able to give a description of the suspects and vehicle and officers found them at Discount Liqours on Virginia Street.
Arrested and charged with second degree burglary were 28-year old Shara Bumphus of Cadiz and 30-year old Marshal Turner of Hopkinsville. Bumphus was also charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.