A Hopkinsville man’s humble plight to raise money to benefit an orphan advocacy agency in honor of his wife has surpassed his dreams.
Michael Venable says words can not accurately describe how he feels after he learned over $52,000 has been raised to go towards Ordinary Hero, which was established by a Hopkinsville native to help orphans in Ethiopia, Haiti and locally.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office investigated Monday after a young girl was allegedly sexually molested by a man already on the sex offender registry.
The suspect’s name is redacted on the report from Deputy Wade Connell, which says the incident happened Sunday afternoon in Cerulean. The victim’s guardian told police she asked the suspect to watch the victim while she was gone to the store for 45 minutes and that’s when the alleged crime took place.
The girl told the guardian what happened and said the suspect threatened to harm her if she told what he did. She was treated at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Deputy Connell says the suspect was on the sex offender registry for sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 11 from a previous incident.
There were no arrest citations in the media basket for the incident Wednesday morning, but the investigation continues.
A single-vehicle wreck on Dawson Springs Road Sunday night may have resulted from the use of alcohol.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office report says 45-year old Michael Sandifer of Dawson Road was south when he said a deer ran out in front of him. Sandifer said he ran off the left side of the road and hit an embankment, causing his truck to flip onto its top.
Police smelled an odor of alcohol and Sandifer reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and cited into court on DUI charges.
A Republican state lawmaker is proposing to eliminate pension plans for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.
State Representative David Floyd of Bardstown is proposing bills that would do away with legislative pensions and also change the formula for combining pensions in the legislative and judicial branches.
Any legislator elected after August 1st, 2013 would not be eligible for the retirement plan under Floyd’s proposal and any member serving before that date would have the option to opt out.
Clarksville Police arrested a woman on indecent exposure charges after she allegedly stripped down to only a shirt in a convenience store.
The incident happened at the Minit Mart on Trenton Road around 9:20 last night, when 42-year old Aloah Wyatt of Elkmont Drive allegedly walked into the store and took off her shorts while under the influence of alcohol.
A clerk at the store said she was also using vulgar language. Officer Jeffrey Jackson arrived to find Wyatt standing outside, still allegedly only wearing a shirt. She was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication.