Christian Fiscal Court will hold a public meeting at 8 O’clock Tuesday morning regarding a proposed tax incentive for the developers of the Oak Grove Village.
County government is considering joining the state and City of Oak Grove in offering a tax increment financing plan to the developers of the multi-million dollar proposed development.
The “TIF,” as it’s often called, would refund 80-percent of increased property tax revenue that would have went to the county back to the developer to pay for infrastructure for the next 20 years. It would not refund tax dollars that go to schools, the health department or to the extension office.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says the public meeting is a requirement for such a measure to ever receive a final vote.
Now that the state and city have already given their blessing to “TIF” measures, Judge Tribble hopes such action by the county would allow the proposed mall and other developments to go forward.
If the proposed project were to somehow fall through, the county would not be out any money under a “TIF” because it would still receive taxes on the land at its current rate as mostly agriculture territory.
That meeting is at 8am in the upstairs of the Christian County Courthouse.
For the second time this month, a Clarksville child has gotten a hold of a parent’s gun and fired—with a three-year old injured in the most recent incident.
Clarksville Police responded to 139 Buttermore Drive around 5pm Sunday afternoon after a very distraught mother called 911 saying her toddler shot himself in the foot.
The mother said she was in the kitchen when she heard the gun go off and found the child on the couch. The boy’s mother applied pressure to the wound and elevated it until EMS arrived.
The boy was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says police plead with parents to be sure all firearms are secured to avoid becoming a victim of a similar incident.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged case of sexual abuse against a teen girl.
The 16-year old girl told deputies the abuse by an adult family member had been going on for sometime. She reported it to police Saturday, and said the most recent incident happened Friday.
The suspect’s name is listed on the report and the alleged abuse happened near Pembroke. The investigation continues.
A Hopkinsville man is accused of stealing property out of unlocked cars early Sunday morning and was arrested after allegedly leading officers on a footchase.
Charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing from police and criminal mischief was 20-year old Shawn Blane of Hopkinsville. Residents of an apartment complex on Sivley Road called police after seeing Blane allegedly taking items out of cars around 2:30am.
Hopkinsville Police used a description given by residents and found a suspect meeting the description walking on East 9th Street. Blaine allegedly ran when Officer Adam Robertson tried to stop him, before finally being caught on Belmont Hill.
Officer Robertson says in the report he was able to return some of the property found on Blaine’s person and other property was placed in evidence. Officer Robertson sustained a small cut to the hand during the pursuit.
An SUV was stolen from a car lot on Fort Campbell Boulevard this weekend.
An employee at Car Outlet at 2206 Fort Campbell Boulevard told Hopkinsville Police Sunday afternoon that someone forced open the front door of its building and took a set of keys to drive the 2002 Ford Explorer valued at 7-thousand dollars away.
There are no suspects listed on the report and the stolen vehicle is beige in color with a Kentucky license plate.