The owner of Pizza Roma has a trial date in August after a large amount of synthetic drugs were found this April in his business.
40-year old Luther Anderson of Woodlawn, Tennesee is represented by attorney David Rye and has a trial date of August 10th at 9am according to officials at the Justice Center.
Anderson, who also owns the Adult Toy Box in Oak Grove, has already had two court dates where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and the tentative trial date was set. Anderson’s troubles began April 24th when Hopkinsville Police served a search warrant at Pizza Roma on North Drive and allegedly found over 90-thousand dollars worth of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A similar search warrant was executed several days later at his Oak Grove store. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office served a summons to Anderson June 14th.
Anderson has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove and Hopkinsville Police saying he believes their search was done illegally.
Officials with Christian County Public Schools and Hopkinsville Community College are encouraging area parents to register their children to attend an enrichment camp this summer.
Club Invention is a 4-day long summer camp with lots of hands of activities intended to encourage youths to think outside of the box.
Associate Dean of Continuing Education at HCC, Carol Kirves says the summer camp is a great way for students to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Associate Dean Kirves goes more in depth about the program.
For parents interested in registering their children for Club Invention are asked to contact 270-707-3750.
The Christian County Cares 20-15 Vision Plan Committee has released the results of the recent Community Perception Survey.
Just over 200 people responded to the survey that asked questions about safety, economic opportunity and other aspects of living in Christian County.
The results were mostly positive, including 90 percent of responders saying they are proud to live in Christian County. Vision plan director Yasamin Ausenbaugh says pride in community and a feeling of safety were positives that stuck out to her.
One area that wasn’t so positive was when residents were asked if they feel there are enough job opportunities in Christian County. Seventy-two percent said there are not enough jobs.
About 91 percent said they feel safe living in Christian County, 75 percent feel safe walking in downtown Hopkinsville, 90 percent feel safe walking in their own neighborhood and 67 percent feel safe allowing their children to play unattended in their own neighborhood.
Over half of respondents do not believe there are enough recreational activities for adults, children or families and 85 percent say they would consider recommending Christian County as a place to raise a family.
The Swifty Service Station employee who told police she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly making the story up.
Charged with felony theft and falsely reporting an incident was 22-year old Katina King of Hopkinsville.
The arrest card says Ms. King gave a written statement admitting to making the story up and that video surveillance also backs up a false claim. She was taken to the police station where she said she still had a majority of the stolen 693 dollars in her possession.
Police spent over three hours investigating the incident Tuesday night after King said a male suspect came into the restroom while she cleaned and took the cash at gunpoint.
It was under somewhat different circumstances than the Hopkinsville incident, but a Clarksville man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he made up a robbery Sunday night.
Clarksville Police say 21-year old Stephan Vecchione of Calvert Drive called 911 Sunday night and said he had been robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Little Caesars. Police say he even took them to the scene of the alleged incident and pointed out where it happened that night, before recanting on his story Wednesday and saying he made it up because he spent money he owed to a friend while at a club.
He said his friend asked him about the money, so he made up a story about being robbed. Vecchione was charged with falsely reporting an incident and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.