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Date: 01-15-2014

Man charged after dog found frozen and dead

Kentucky New Era

A Hopkinsville man is charged with second-degree cruelty to animals after his dog was found frozen and dead Tuesday afternoon.

Joshua Williams, 32, Hopkinsville was charged after police found his dead dog malnourished and frozen to the ground, according to a Hopkinsville police report.

According to the report, the same dog was removed a week before because it had been left outside in five-degree weather without shelter, according to the report.

Date: 12-12-2013

Six whooping cranes reported; species off limits for hunting

Kentucky Press News Service

The Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and received a report of a sixth in Barren County.

The whooping crane is a federally endangered bird that may not be hunted.

Whooping cranes are solid white with black wingtips. They have a red crown. Adults may have a wingspan of 7 ½ feet and stand up to 5 feet tall on stilted legs.

Whooping cranes are similar in silhouette to a sandhill crane. However, sandhill cranes have gray bodies and are smaller than whooping cranes. Kentucky’s sandhill crane hunting season begins Dec. 14 and continues through Jan. 12, or until 400 birds are taken.

People drawn for a sandhill crane quota hunt must pass an online bird identification test before they may receive a permit. As part of its policy, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides the public with notification about the presence of whooping cranes in the state when sandhill crane season is open or about to begin.

Wildlife biologists counted 9,200 sandhill cranes in Barren County on Monday. Officials were not able to confirm the report Saturday of a whooping crane in the area, however.
Hunters should be aware of other large-bodied birds currently in the state.

Sloughs Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Henderson County holds approximately 8,000 snow geese. Another 5,000 snow geese also are present at Ballard WMA in Ballard County. Snow geese are white-bodied birds with black wingtips. They do not have stilted legs.

Wildlife biologists also have received reports of tundra swans in central Hardin County, Sloughs WMA, Lake Cumberland and Barren River. Tundra swans are large, solid white birds with wingspans approaching 7 feet. They do not have stilted legs. Tundra swans may not be hunted in Kentucky.

NEEDED---“Home for the Holidays”

Nothing is more cozy and peaceful than a kitty snuggled up to you on a chilly winter’s night in front of a roaring fireplace.  But these kitties won’t know this comfort unless YOU can help. Today we are featuring just a few of the wonderful kitties that are available for adoption at the Lawrence County Humane Society Animal Shelter. These cats are litter box trained, socialized to be around humans and other cats, and would make wonderful companions in any home. And there is still plenty of time to help bring one (or more) of these adorable kitties “Home for the Holidays”.

To find out more about any of these wonderful kitties, or any of the MANY more we currently have at the Animal Shelter, please call Beverly Pack (LC Humane Society Volunteer) at (606) 571-6224 or email Please call for a quicker response. Thank you!!

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