Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal shooting that also left another person severely injured on Sunday.
State Police say around 9:51 p.m. KSP in Post 2 received a call in regards to a shooting that occurred in the Dalton Community of Hopkins County.
State Police say preliminary investigation indicates that a juvenile shot a couple outside their Dalton Road residence and as a result 45-year old Rose M. Riley was pronounced dead at the scene by Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield.
Police say Ms. Riley’s husband, 51-year old Keith R. Riley was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
State Police say the juvenile is charged with murder and attempted murder and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
The fatal shooting is being handled by lead investigator, Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh.
We’ll have more details about the fatal shooting as it becomes available.
Christian County Public School officials will be hosting a tax levy hearing this Wednesday just before a special called board of education meeting.
The tax hearing is scheduled to take place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at central office.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that five people died in five separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, August 20th through Sunday.
State Police say two of the victims were not wearing seat belts and three crashes resulted in the suspected use of alcohol.
Fatalities were reported in Boone, Carter, Rockcastle, Monroe and Jefferson Counties, while police say no fatal wrecks occurred in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics reveal that 469 people died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 14 more fatalities than what was reported from the same time period last year.
State Police say of the 370 motor vehicle fatalities, 210 victims were not wearing seat belts and of the 55 motorcycle fatalities, 28 of the victims were not wearing a helmet.
State Police also reports that 80 fatalities occurred as a result of the suspected use of alcohol.
Christian County Public School Officials will be hosting the first Parent University session for the new school year on Thursday to help local middle school students prepare for a state mandated test and to educate parents about the importance of exams.
Chief Instructional Officer, Amy Ramage Wilcox says the Explore test is a critical measure for school officials to determine what course work students will take when they enter high school.
Ms. Wilcox says the Explore test is a good way to measure a student’s interest and career choice.
End of life treatment is often times overlooked or not discussed amongst families and that’s why Pennyroyal Hospice officials want to raise awareness about the options and services hospices across the nation provide.
Lisa Selbe says the local hospice is Medicare friendly and provides comfort for both the patient and their families by offering an array of services like music therapy, nurse care, professional home care aides, licensed social workers and a chaplain.
Ms. Selbe says Pennyroyal Hospice is a non-profit organization that receives donations to help pay for costs of patients who may otherwise not be able to afford treatment.
Pennyroyal Hospice serves Christian, Todd, Trigg, Lyon and Caldwell counties in western Kentucky.