Hopkinsville Police responded to a burglary in progress on West 15th Street last night and officers were able to arrest the alleged perpetrator.
The initial call went out around 8:40 about a black male wearing blue jeans, grey shirt and grey hair and beard attempting to break in at 121 West 15th by forcing open a rear window.
Officer Adam Robertson found a man meeting the description when he arrived and a witness confirmed the suspect—66-year old Curley Gibbs of Hopkinsville—was the person he saw trying to break in the window.
Police say they also found a pry bar, screw driver and knife that had been left under the window. A television had also been removed from the home belonging to Pennyrile Mental Health. Gibbs was charged with 2nd degree burglary and taken to the Christian County Jail.
A three-vehicle wreck on the bypass yesterday afternoon injured all three drivers.
The wreck happened around 3:30, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 19-year old Kenneth Morris drove a pickup off Turtle Creek Drive into the path of two westbound vehicles driven by 32-year old Jerilyn Donica of Cadiz and 39-year old George Humphries of Cadiz.
Humphries and Ms. Donica struck the Morris truck in the left front and left rear, blocking westbound traffic until crews could get the scene cleaned up. All three drivers were wearing their seat belt and all three were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Morris told police he was following a friend and he thought he was already in the median when he got hit.
Retiring Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority, General Manager Len Hale received a standing ovation during last night’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting.
Several council members spoke about Hale’s character and thanked him for his 18-years of service to the community.
At the start of the meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp also recognized Hale for his 18-years of service as the General Manager of HWEA.
Following last night’s meeting, Hale spoke about why he decided to retire.
Hopkinsville City Council tonight passed its operational and capital budgets for the upcoming fiscal year and also approved a two-percent pay raise for all city employees, with the exception of council members.
The second reading of the city’s $29 million operational budget passed on a 7 to 3 vote with council members Ann Cherry, Charlie Henderson and Wesley Grimes voting no.
Councilman Charlie Henderson explains why he voted against the approval of the multi-million dollar operational budget.
The second reading of the city’s slightly over $1 million capital budget passed on a 7 to 3 vote with council members Ann Cherry, Charlie Henderson and Wesley Grimes once again voting no.
In other action, Council members Jimmy Dossett and Wesley Grimes voted against a two-percent pay raise for all city employees, which passed on a 8 to 2 vote on second reading.
Councilwoman Cherry says voting for the pay raise was a no- brainer and stated she didn’t understand why her fellow council members would vote against it.