A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Fort Campbell soldier facing two murder charges.
Sgt. Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. They were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.
The court martial at the Fort Campbell Army post will begin May 1st.
Burke was tried four times in civilian court, but each ended in a mistrial.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Conway Road, approximately one mile south of Bremen, Wednesday afternoon.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 31-year old Derrick S. Jones of Greenville, KY, was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram northbound on Conway Road and as he was driving northbound, the vehicle exited the left side of the roadway, causing his vehicle to crash into a tree.
Mr. Jones was transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Following his release from the hospital, state police arrested and charged Jones with DUI (Aggravated Circumstances) 2nd and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container. Mr. Jones was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
The single-vehicle wreck was investigated by State Trooper Jerry Knight and the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, the Bremen Volunteer Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.
Clarksville Police are looking for a man they believe shot a father and son following an argument over a drug deal gone bad.
18-year old Mark Austin Ellis, whose last known address is 1573 Cherry Tree Drive, Clarksville is considered to be armed and dangerous and anyone who sees Ellis should contact 911 or 931-645-8477 immediately.
Police say on April 15th, around 9:30 pm, a 49-year old man and his 24-year old son went to a business on Kraft Street to purchase drugs from an individual they only knew as “Rachi.”
The father and son told police that after a verbal disagreement, there was no exchange of drugs or money and they started to drive way, when the son saw the suspect, now identified as Ellis with a gun and then began shooting at them, with one of the bullets hitting their car three times.
A University Heights Academy junior has been selected for the Governor’s Scholar Program.
An email from UHA says Leland Sowards will represent the private school this year. Administrators at the school nominated Sowards and he competed against other students across Kentucky for the honor—with the selection committee looking at factors such as grade point average, standardized test scores and difficulty of course load.
The application also required an outline of all extra-curricular activities and a history of volunteer service. Leland is the son of Wes and Janet Sowards.
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Clarksville Police have released the name of the man killed in a wreck on Tiny Town Road yesterday afternoon.
A news release says 22-year old James Joseph White II was the man pronounced dead on the scene of a wreck on Tiny Town around 5pm.
Police say White was eastbound when he crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by 26-year old Brittany Wanless.
Ms. Wanless was treated on the scene for minor injuries, but did not require a trip to the hospital. The investigation into the wreck continues, according to Clarksville Police.