A man who was allegedly trying to break into a trailer was arrested yesterday by Hopkinsville Police.
Officer Spencer Loftus was called to 36 Westside Court just after 1pm, when someone was seen trying to pull a window air conditioner out of a trailer to get inside. Officer Loftus found a suspect meeting the description—18-year old Kirie Little of the city—who allegedly became very loud when approached by police.
The resident of the trailer said it was Little who kicked and punched his door in addition to pulling on the air conditioner in an unsuccessful effort to get inside. Little was arrested and charged with burglary and disorderly conduct.
Kentucky State Police say there will be extra troopers on the roads this Labor Day Weekend.
A news release says the extra enforcement will be through Monday night and will focus on reducing fatal wrecks and wrecks with injuries. As always, there will be zero tolerance for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol.
Thirteen people died on Kentucky roadways last year on Labor Day weekend and highway fatalities have consistently ran above last year’s pace through 2012. Troopers are asking for motorists to stop that trend this weekend by not drinking and driving and by always wearing a seat belt.
Fort Campbell will be welcoming a top ranking official next week.
The local post will be conducting a change of responsibility for Command Sergeant Major Mark Herndon, who will relinquish responsibility as Command Sergeant Major of the Fort Campbell Garrison to Sergeant Major Stephen Bower.
Bower was previously the Command Sergeant Major with the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Herndon held that position since April 2009 and will serve as the rear detachment Command Sergeant Major for the 101st Airborne Division.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place in front of the Garrison Headquarters on Thursday, September 6th.
Officials say a Command Sergeant Major is a senior enlisted advisor to the commander and is responsible for carrying out the policies and standards of enlisted soldiers.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in Logan County from last night.
The News-Democrat Leader quotes Logan County Jailer Bill Jenkins as saying a man identified only as Timothy Claytor was arrested in connection with the shooting death of 46-year old Dale Holloway of Russellville.
Holloway’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on T. McReynolds Road near Lewisburg last night. Logan County Coroner Mary Givens told the paper the body was being taken to the Louisville Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
The results of this year’s severe drought across much of Kentucky are evident nowhere else more than in the most recent predictions regarding this year’s corn crop.
One year after yields were near all-time records for the commonwealth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says yields this year are only expected to be 65 bushels per acre on average. That’s down from 74 bushels per acre last year. It’s also important to note the yield is much lower the farther west one goes in Kentucky, as the drought was at its worst in the Purchase area.
Despite acreage being up, production is expected to fall to 96.9 million bushels overall, down by 46 percent from last year. Droughts across the country will likely mark a 13 percent decrease in corn production to 10.8 billion bushels—the lowest number since 2006.
The Kentucky soybean crop isn’t faring much better, as production is forecast at 40-million bushels. That would be a 31-percent drop from last year.
Also notable, production of hay in Kentucky is down on all accounts. Alfalfa Hay is forecasted at 520-thousand tons, 27-percent below last year’s level. Other hay production was estimated at 3.52 million tons down 24-percent from last year.
While the rains from Hurricane Isaac are certainly welcomed in Kentucky, they came months too late for most farmers.