A woman who allegedly left her dog in a hot car for at least 20 minutes was cited into court by Clarksville Police yesterday afternoon.
Officer Crag Chatigny was called to the Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Wal-Mart around 12:30 and found a dog panting from the heat in a pickup truck with the windows cracked several inches.
The report says there was no water in the vehicle for the dog, which was reportedly breathing hard. The dispatch center said the temperature at the time was 91 degrees with a heat index of 98.
The animal’s owner, 24-year old Sarah Mohler of Clarksville, was cited on cruelty to animal charges.
One of Kentucky’s more well-known delegates at the Democratic National Convention says she was inspired by all of the speakers.
Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes says one of the highlights for her was meeting former United States Secretary of State Madeline Albright and says she was encouraged by the emphasis on issues relating to women.
Secretary Grimes says she enjoyed the President’s remarks and was inspired by everyone who took to the podium.
Ms. Grimes is completing her first complete year in office after winning the general election against Todd County resident Bill Johnson last November.
A vehicle reported stolen from Christian County High School Thursday afternoon was wrecked on South McPherson Avenue.
The 2011 Nissan Sentra valued at 18-thousand dollars belongs to 50-year old Audrey Burse of Hopkinsville, who reported it stolen after learning it was involved in a wreck at 131 South McPherson Avenue.
A 17-year old female from Hopkinsville allegedly stole the vehicle and ran off the road and through a fence, before striking the porch of a home and coming to rest in the yard.
The girl did not have a drivers license and theft charges are pending. No one was injured in the incident.
Clarksville Police have arrested a man accused in connection with a double-shooting in front of a daycare Thursday morning.
Charged with two counts of aggravated assault is 26-year old Travis Lamont Skelton of Clarksville, who is in the Montgomery County Jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Skelton is accused of shooting a 25-year old man in the arm and hand and 22-year old female in the hand. The incident happened in front of Kiddieland Day Nursery on Chapel Street around 9:30 Thursday morning, where the woman had just dropped her children off when an argument began between Skelton and the male victim.
This year’s Trail of Tears Native American Pow-Wow gets underway Friday evening with a free concert, weather permitting.
Organizer Peg Hays lays out the schedule for tonight’s events, which will take place in the park behind the Kentucky New Era on East 9th Street.
Ms. Hays also thanked the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department for making the free concert possible. Events continue through the weekend at the park, with admission six dollars on Saturday and Sunday.