Another local county has joined the list with an outdoor burn ban.
Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries has issued a proclamation banning any outdoor burning, though that ordinance does not currently include the use of fireworks.
The ban will remain in place until conditions improve, as the entire area is under a moderate to severe drought. Trigg joins Todd, Muhlenberg, Hopkins and Montgomery Counties in instituting a ban.
Local law enforcement believe they now know who was responsible for a shooting incident on South Campbell Street in April and are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.
The initial incident happened April 29th at 106 South Campbell, where 27-year old Javon Radford of Hopkinsville was found lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound.
Radford remains in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Hopkinsville Police now believe they know who shot him. An arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year old Darius Montez Joiner, whose last known address was in Louisville. Joiner is a black male, standing 5-foot-11 and weighing about 200 pounds.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Joiner is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS.
A Clarksville teenager was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a two-vehicle wreck in Christian County yesterday.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says 56-year old Hank Dawson of Herndon was northbound on Palmyra Road around 3:30 and said he didn’t see the westbound vehicle driven by 44-year old Jamie Shade of Clarksville on Kentucky 117.
Dawson struck Shade’s driver’s side, causing major damage. Dawson was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of shoulder pain.
16-year old Ashley Shade was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt for treatment of an apparent broken leg, while 14-year old Natalie Green was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Hospital for treatment of a possible broken leg.
A Madisonville man was arrested yesterday for allegedly shooting another man in the leg.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Detective Will Coursey says 54-year old Dwayne Cates of Madisonville and 49-year old Daniel Martin of Madisonville were in an argument on Crowley Lane.
Police say Cates had a gun and fired it toward the ground in the area of Martin and his girlfriend. Martin was struck in the leg and taken to Regional Medical Center, while Cates was located behind his home and arrested on first degree assault and wanton endangerment charges.
A home invasion at a Hopkinsville apartment complex is under investigation.
Police first responded to a disturbance with guns involved at 205 Waddell Circle around 9:45 Monday night and were called back again after 20-year old Tiffany Wetenkamp said the original four suspects came back with more people and assaulted her.
Ms. Wetenkamp said the perpetrators dragged her out of the apartment and continued to assault her. The report says she had several bruises and scratches on her face, back, arms and legs. Police believe the second attack was in retaliation for calling police the first time.
Four suspects are named on the report and the investigation continues.