Two men were arrested after a shooting on Walnut Street last night that sent the victim to a Nashville hospital.
Charged with first degree robbery are 20-year old Jay Carner and 50-year old Ronnie Forte of Hopkinsville. Forte is also charged with tampering with evidence.
The citations say Forte drove Carner and two other suspects to 1200 Walnut around 8:30, where the men forced their way inside and brandished handguns.
The suspects demanded money from a man identified as Antonio Greene and also allegedly stole another gun. During the course of the robbery, Tyrone Bailey was shot in the head and was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police say Forte drove the suspects to another location after the shooting and left the stolen property at another residence in an attempt to conceal it.
Carner and Forte were arrested early this morning at the Hopkinsville Police Department and the other suspects were still being sought.
Fort Campbell leadership understands that the loss of a child or infant is a devastating and heart breaking situation.
Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital employees released butterflies last week following the 6th Annual Walk to Remember to honor parents who experienced a loss.
Over 80 community members participated in the walk, butterfly release and remembrance ceremony.
In addition to the annual walk, Fort Campbell offers The Parents Helping Parents Grieving Support Group to allow parents who have experienced child loss a chance to share and learn from one another.
The group meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 7 – 9 p.m. in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Classroom 2.
For more information about the support group, call 270-798-8777.
A local elementary school received a check worth over a thousand dollars, thanks to Walmart.
It’s called “Safe Miles Invested in Local Education and for each accident-free mile driven by each of the company’s 7,200 tractor trailer drivers, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to a local school.
During last year’s program, Walmart transportation offices across the nation donated over $130,000 to schools.
The Walmart transportation office in Hopkinsville has chosen Sinking Fork Elementary to receive a $1869.56 donation.
General Transportation Manager at the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Walmart Distribution Center, Jack Smith was quoted as saying that Safe Miles Invested in Local Education is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country.
Walmart Transportation supports more than 4,500 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the nation.
There was a festive atmosphere at Toyota of Hopkinsville this morning, where a new van was presented to a local charity that helps victims of domestic violence.
Officials from Toyota gave Sanctuary, Incorporated Executive Director Marian Brown the keys to a new Sienna after the community helped the organization win the 100 Cars for Good Facebook contest this summer.
Ms. Brown expressed her gratitude to Toyota, saying it will represent opportunity for battered women who come to the shelter needing a new start and needing a ride to begin that process.
Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager Charlie Ramsey said it was a joy to help such a worthy cause—one that is essential to the nine county region.
District Toyota officials also gave Sanctuary a six-year, 100-thousand mile warranty and Renshaw Automotive Group owner Dan Renshaw gave Ms. Brown a 500 dollar gas card to fuel the van.
Ms. Brown said Sanctuary had a van before, but it wasn’t reliable. The new vehicle will allow staff to transport the women to appointments as needed.
Kentucky State Police has released further details on the fatal bus crash from northern Kentucky Monday afternoon.
A news release says the incident happened in Carroll County on Boone Road when a Head Start bus left the road in Carrollton for an unknown reason and overturned before coming to rest against a tree.
There were nine children inside the bus along with the driver and an assistant. Two of the children were pronounced dead by the Carroll County coroner and three were flown by helicopter to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Another child and adult were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital.
KSP says the Carroll County Head Start bus is equipped with seat belts and it appears they were all in use at the time of the accident.
Carrollton is most well known for the infamous church bus crash from May 14th, 1988 when a drunk driver crossed the median on an interstate highway and caused a fiery head-on collision that killed 27 and injured 34 others.