Several cats were killed in a mobile home fire on Ashley Street yesterday afternoon, though three kittens were able to be rescued.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department report says the first call of the blaze came in at 1:37, with crews arriving at 1:44.
Heavy smoke was already coming from the trailer, where the residents had escaped but several cats were still inside. The report says between 17 and 20 cats had lived in the home and that the three rescued kittens were taken by animal control to the Christian County Animal Shelter.
The fire began in the kitchen and spread, causing 25-thousand dollars in damages to the structure and contents—a complete loss. The owner and resident of the home is listed as Mary Ann Seacrest. The cause of the fire is not known, but the report lists it as unintentional.
The Kentucky State Police “Blue Lights Across Kentucky” campaign has concluded and the results are impressive.
A news release from KSP says 2,072 people were arrested at 1,640 roadblocks on DUI charges between June 1st and Monday. There were 1,462 drug arrests, 8,932 seat belt citations and 933 child seat violations written up at the checkpoints as well. Police also found and arrested 41 fugitives at the roadblocks.
The campaign was designed to bring attention to unsafe driving behaviors in an effort to reduce traffic deaths in Kentucky. KSP Operations Major Mike Crawford says he’s pleased with the results of the campaign and that the agency will continue with similar efforts.
Clarksville Police have made five arrests in three separate incidents after investigating a home invasion Wednesday.
The investigation began around 2am when Gregory Elliott, Willie Collins, Timothy Ogburn and Lawrence Gillen of Clarksville allegedly confronted a couple outside of their home on Nottingham Drive with a gun.
The man was struck in the head with a handgun, while the woman fled into the home and locked herself in a bedroom. Another man in the home was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect, with all four leaving the home in a getaway vehicle.
Clarksville Police soon found the car with the occupants on Tiny Town Road and took them in for questioning. Through the investigation, they were also able to tie Gillen and a man identified as Devain Peterson of Clarksville to other recent robberies in the city.
All five men were lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
The schedule for the 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly was released today.
The Kentucky General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 8th and will last 30 legislative days.
The first four days of the session, from Tuesday, January 8th to Friday, January 11th officials will likely focus on organizational work, such as selecting legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure and organizing committees.
The introduction and consideration of new legislation may be discussed during the first week that the General Assembly is in session.
The second portion of the session starts on Tuesday, February 5th with final adjournment scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 26th.
In observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 18th, legislators will not meet in session with the veto recess- the time in which lawmakers return to their home districs to see which bills, if any, the governor vetoes starts on Tuesday, March 12th.
Following the recess, lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th for the remainder of the session.
Austin Peay State University is being recognized for going green.
The Clarksville-Montgomery Green Certification Program will be hosting a certification ceremony for APSU recently completing the green certification process.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place Monday, September 10th in front of the Browning Building on campus.