A homeowner in Hart County reportedly fought back last night when a man tried to break into his home, with the alleged would-be perpetrator shot and killed.
A news release from the Bowling Green post of Kentucky State Police says Troopers received a report of an attempted burglary at 845 Flint Ridge Road in Horse Cave around 7 last night.
The resident was at home at the time of the incident and shot the burglar, who fled to his vehicle and drove away. Police say the would-be burglar drove himself to a gravel parking lot, where he died from his injuries. The vehicle the man was driving had been reported stolen out of Texas.
KSP continues the investigation and no charges have been filed.
The winner of this year’s Lite 98.7 Summer Shopping Spree drawing has been announced.
Tanya Ezell will be chauffeured around Hopkinsville Thursday in a vehicle from Toyota of Hopkinsville. She will have 500 dollars to spend at Bradford Square Mall, Staton’s Art and Framing, Toyota of Hopkinsville, Mattress Express, Save More Drugs, Hayes Shoes and Humes Jewelers. She also receives a gift basket valued at over 500 dollars from My Favorite Things in Lexington.
Eighth District State Representative candidate Max Sturdivant, Jr. has received an endorsement from a statewide organization.
The Republican received the endorsement of the Kentucky Right to Life Association, according to a news release, which quotes Sturdivant as saying he will work to bring the “ultrasound bill” to the house floor if elected. That legislation would force doctors to give women the option to look at an ultrasound before performing an abortion.
Sturdivant says no pro-life legislation has been passed by the house in the last eight years and says he would show leadership in that area, should voters in Christian and Trigg County elect him to office November 6th.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery from Friday night.
The incident happened around 9pm near Indian Hills Elementary School, according to the report, which says three juveniles were robbed by a black male who appeared to be about 20 years old and who they could not identify.
The suspect got away with cash and cell phones and the investigation continues.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on burglary charges late yesterday morning and alcohol is suspected as a factor in the incident.
The arrest card says 33-year old Kenneth Wade Tolliver entered a residence that was not his and was confronted by the home owner inside. The paper does not give the address of the break-in, but says the resident forced the perpetrator back outside, where he allegedly started throwing sticks at the home.
A neighbor was able to use a cell phone to film Tolliver’s alleged actions outside. Officer Daniel Baldino found Tolliver allegedly urinating in front of 119 South Vine Street a short time later and arrested him on burglary, indecent exposure and being drunk in public charges.
Officer Baldino writes the victim was able to positively identify Tolliver as the man who forced his way into the home.