A Hopkinsville man faces multiple charges following an incident on Richard Street last night in which he allegedly drove a van into a residence after fleeing from police who charged him with DUI.
Arrested at 702 Richard Street was 31-year old Bryan Radford, who resides on South Virginia Street, according to the report which says police were notified by the victim, Adam Smith, that Radford was drunk and had driven his van into smith's home and also smith's vehicle which was parked at the Richard Street residence, with severe damage listed to the home.
Radford was charged with multiple offenses, including DUI, vandalism, fleeing and evading, and 3 counts of wanton endangerment when he allegedly attempted to hit police and also hit the house in which several people were located.
The incident occurred just before 11 last night.
A crash on the Madisonville Road early last evening sent a north Christian woman to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after her van struck a car which was stopped in traffic at the Billy Goat Hill Road.
Injured in the crash which occurred about a quarter after 4 was 29-year old Rita Singer of 6313 Old Madisonville Road.
Ms. Singer was wearing her seat belt when she was unable to stop for the car driven by 16-year old Kristin Gilliland of 305 Billy Goat Hill Road, who stopped behind a dump truck which was stopped in the roadway.
Hopkinsville City Council approved the first readings of the city’s proposed capital and operational budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.during tonight's meeting.
Chief Financial Officer, Robert Martin went into detail about the proposed operational budget.
Martin spoke about the city’s proposed capital budget and describes some of the expenses included in the budget.
In other business, council members authorized Mayor Dan Kemp to sign a settlement agreement and release between the City of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility and CSX Transportation in the amount of $90,000 with $25,000 to be retained by the City and the remaining $65,000 to paid to Surface and Stormwater Utility.
Sometime before April 12th, 2011 a storm drain pipe located on 14th Street collapsed, causing flooding to adjacent property owners.
City officials claimed the damaged pipe was owned by CSX Transportation, while officials with the transportation company maintained the collapsed pipe was city property.
Council members also approved the first reading of a salary schedule ordinance, to reflect a 2 percent cost of living allowance for city employees.
Hopkinsville City Council decided tonight to table the first reading of the proposed smoking ban ordinance, which has been a hot topic for the past several months with residents who oppose the ordinance saying a government body should not dictate how a business operates.
Councilwoman Ann Cherry made the motion to exempt businesses with less than 12 employees with the motion passing on a 6 to 5 vote with Council members Peggy Everett, Phillip Brooks, Kimberly McCarley, Don Ahart and Charlie Henderson voting against it.
Mayor Dan Kemp says he is unsure whether or not he could support the ordinance as amended.
Mayor Kemp says council members will have another opportunity during the August 23rd Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss and express their concerns about the proposed smoking ban ordinance.
During the public comments portion of tonight’s meeting several residents stated that they were not in favor of the proposed smoking ban, while a lone resident stated he supported the ordinance because he says it supports healthy living.
Officials with the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee are inviting the public to enjoy a catered meal under the stars at Jeffers Bend Park later this month.
Committee member Matt Snorton says this year’s menu for the annual Dinner by the River fundraising event will feature many southern delights.
In addition to entertainment provided by the Alonzo Pennington Band, guests will have a chance to bid on various items during a silent auction.
Dinner by the River at Jeffers Bend is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact 270-885-5600.