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Hopkinsville police will soon join law enforcement agencies across the U.S. requiring officers to wear body cameras on their uniforms.  

Deputy Police Chief Michael Seis says the HPD began considering the move late last year and felt now was the right time to incorporate the equipment.  

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The Hopkinsville Police Department has removed a K-9 from its force after it bit a child last month. 

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The Hopkinsville City Council is set to name Clayton Sumner as its next police chief in a special called meeting tonight.

Sumner has served as interim police chief since Guy Howie retired last summer.

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  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Hopkinsville boy who was hit by a train Monday while walking with his dog.

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Hopkinsville Mayor-elect Carter Hendricks’ plan for the city addresses one large issue for the area: job creation.

Hendricks won election in November. He takes over for retiring mayor Dan Kemp next month.

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Hopkinsville Police have made an arrest connected to the death of 44 year old Kathleen Davis.  Eighteen year old James Devontrel Day was arrested Thursday and charged with murder. Davis was found strangled in a vacant apartment April 6, 2013. Day is currently being held in the Christian County Jail. 

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Hopkinsville City Council decided to bench a discussion this week regarding the city's alcohol ordinance. Much of the council's discussion focused on forcing bars within the city to close at 1 am. Currently, downtown bars are forced to stop serving alcohol at 1 am but can stay open later to allow patrons time to leave. City Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin said the council proposed forcing businesses to close at 1:30 to reduce incidences of public disturbances.

HPD Sergeant Charged with DUI

Nov 26, 2012
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A Hopkinsville police officer is charged with driving under the influence following an incident over the weekend.  Sgt. John Thompson ran into and over parking lot barriers at the Eagles Club Saturday. His blood-alcohol level was .20. Kentucky’s legal limit is point .08.