A Pembroke couple was arrested yesterday morning on several charges, including running from police.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Patricia Alexander noticed 25-year old Jeremy Haddock of Pembroke driving with an expired license plate just before 11am on Pardue Lane and attempted to pull him over. That’s when he allegedly stopped on Green Lane, but drove off after giving the officer his drivers’ license.
A short chase ensued and concluded at the Campbell Place Apartments, where Haddock and passenger 24-year old Holly Haddock of Pembroke ran down the railroad tracks and into a small wooded area on Irish Circle.
Police eventually caught both suspects in the back yard of an Irish Circle residence. Jeremy Haddock was charged with fleeing from police, driving on a suspended license and license plate, driving without insurance, failure to pay fines and was served with warrants on two theft charges.
Holly Haddock was charged with fleeing from police and served with a warrant for failure to pay fines from a previous traffic stop.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say repairs continue to be on track for Eggners Ferry Bridge to reopen by Memorial Day weekend.
KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says crews with Hall Contracting worked on the replacement span deck and installed guardrails along the new driving surface and removed some of the wooden forms used to pour the decking and curbs.
Testing of samples taken during the concrete pour reportedly have shown all concrete used for the deck to exceed state strength specifications.
State bridge inspectors are expected to conduct a detailed inspection of the new span on Thursday.
Eggners Ferry Bridge has been closed off to traffic since January 26th after a 322-foot span of the bridge was knocked off by an 8200 ton cargo ship.
Officials say in addition to serving as the western entrance to The Land Between The
Lakes National Recreation Area, Eggners Ferry Bridge provides a key transportation link for area commuters.
Dozens of Kentuckians have utilized the Attorney General’s Election Fraud hotline.
Attorney General Jack Conway says his Election Fraud Hotline received 31 calls, which generated 32 complaints or inquiries from 14 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. during Tuesday’s Primary Election.
According to the Office of the Attorney General, two of the complaints concerned allegations of vote buying or selling, 12 calls involved procedural questions and five calls concerned reports of electioneering within 300 feet of polls.
Attorney General Conway says the hotline is an important tool and that he appreciated all of the voters who used it to report voting irregularities.
Conway says his office will thoroughly review each complaint and if any action seems to be criminal in nature, the appropriate enforcement will be taken.
A Clarksville man was booked into jail after drugs were discovered in his vehicle following a traffic stop this morning.
Hopkinsville Police say around 10:00 a.m. in the area of Lafayette Road and Burley Avenue, Officer Eddie Schaub, along with his K-9 partner, “ Enzo” made a traffic stop after the driver made a traffic violation and discovered 10 pounds of marijuana and $1800 cash inside the vehicle following a search.
30-year old Clifton Thomas Dante is charged with trafficking in marijuana and was booked into the Christian County Jail.
Kentucky State Police and the ATF task force also assisted at the scene.
May has been designated as national drug court month and today marks a momentous chapter in the lives of five individuals who recently graduated from the Adult Drug Court program.
Christian County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Self congratulated the five local residents who successfully completed the program and who are now drug free.
Judge Self offered words of wisdom to the individuals to remain drug free.
One of the graduates spoke about his addiction and how drugs ruled his life until he was admitted to the program and says it has helped him grow up.
Each individual received a certificate among other mementos to serve as a reminder of their accomplishment in becoming drug free.**