The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of over 35-hundred dollars worth of tools from a Crofton job site.
The police report says the theft happened between Friday morning at 10 and yesterday morning at 6:30 at 6550 Crofton-Fruit Hill Road. A work crew with A&G Tree service of Leitchfield had parked its trucks at the address for the weekend and returned Monday to find doors on the truck beds severely damaged.
The perpetrator had broken into the truck beds and took several chain saws, ropes and other pieces of equipment valued at $3,555. No suspects are listed on the report.
The 62nd Annual WHOP Rotary Radio Auction got off to a positive start last night, though totals are running a little behind last year’s pace.
Part of that has to do with 92 items being sold on the first night of the auction, compared to 100 items last year. Those 92 items netted $7,400 toward Rotary student loans and scholarships.
The General Store did much better on night one than last year bringing in right at 800 dollars, compared to 370 dollars last year. The diner and sweet shop collected $1,343, about the same as the first night from last year—and the Century and Goat Clubs have netted 70 thousand dollars exactly.
Overall, this year’s rotary auction total is at $79,543, which is a little less than 16-hundred dollars behind last year’s number after one night.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery of a vehicle last night, with SUV found later in the city on fire.
The incident happened at car mart on Walnut St. around 8:20, when 31-year old Raymond Rivera of Oak Grove said a suspect pointed a gun at him and ordered him to get on the ground.
Rivera said the suspect drove off in his 2008 Dodge Durango once he was on the ground. The vehicle was found on fire in the parking lot of Edgewood Baptist Church around 10:30.
The SUV was severely damaged and the investigation continues.
Governor Steve Beshear will be making two stops in the Pennyrile this afternoon to make two announcements.
The governor’s first stop will be at 1:30 in Lyon County at the Riverport Authority in Eddyville, where he is expected to give an update on the status of Eggner’s ferry bridge repairs.
Governor Beshear will then go to Trigg County, where he will make an economic development announcement at Transcraft on International Drive at 3pm. Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey and Trigg Industrial Managers Association President George Radford will be joining the governor at that event.
Kentucky State Police will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration this weekend to safely dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.
This is the fourth national DEA Take Back initiative State Police has participated in and troopers already believe this weekend will be another record breaking event in collecting unwanted prescription pills.
District-2 Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Stu Recke says since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP has collected 1,397 pounds of prescription pills.
Trooper Recke says the initiative is a great way for residents to properly dispose of their medications and he says prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity.
Residents can drop off their unwanted prescription pills Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. until noon at the KSP Post-2 building located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.