A Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly shot a Bowling Green man last night in self-defense.
According to Kentucky State Police, preliminary investigation indicates Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy, Captain Maxie Jones responded to a disturbance call at 32-93 Garrett Hollow Road where 51-year old Richard Humphrey of Bowling Green allegedly brandished a firearm at Captain Jones.
State Police say Humphreys was shot in the upper left shoulder after Captain Jones made several verbal commands for him to drop his gun, but instead of obeying the verbal commands, the Greenville man allegedly raised his gun towards Jones.
Jones reportedly shot two rounds from his weapon, striking the 51-year old once in the upper left shoulder.
Humphrey was taken to the medical center in Bowling Green and was later flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
State Police say Humphrey's injury appears to be non life threatening at this time and Captain Maxie Jones has been placed on administrative leave, which police say is the protocol in such cases.
The Christian County School System is one step closer in finding its next Superintendent.
During tonight’s special called board of education meeting, school board members approved to hire a Kentucky Board of Education Association consultant.
School Spokesperson Heather Aubin says the school board approved to hire Butch Canty for $8,500 to help with the search process.
School Board Chairman Barry Cornelius previously stated he hoped to have a new school superintendent in place by July 1st, but he believed it may take longer to find a replacement for current School Superintendent Brady Link.
As previously reported, the school board decided to not renew Link’s contract for another year.
Greenville man is behind bars today following a joint investigation conducted by several local law enforcement agencies.
27-year old Mitchell Chase Bowers is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and 3rd degree burglary.
The charges reportedly stem from investigations made by Kentucky State Police, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, and the Greenville Police Department concerning several theft and burglary complaints in the Greenville area.
Shortly before noon, state police executed a search warrant at his residence and they reportedly found numerous stolen items.
Bowers will likely face additional charges as a result of the multi-agency investigation and police say he remains lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
A 5-year old girl from Hopkinsville is fighting for her life after being involved in a single vehicle wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway this afternoon.
The 5-year old was reportedly flown by Life flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries after she was ejected from the vehicle driven by 23-year old Becky Wallen of Hopkinsville.
According to Kentucky State Police, around 3 p.m. Wallen was driving south on the parkway when she let go of her steering wheel, causing her 2008 Black Chevrolet Cobalt to hit a guardrail and overturn several times.
State Police say the juvenile passenger was not in a child restraint device and was ejected from the vehicle when it began to roll.
A condition update concerning the 5-year old and Wallen has not been released at this time.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department, Christian County EMS, Christian County Highway Department and Life Flight also responded to the scene.
Officials with the Christian County School District gave a promising report concerning the test scores of local students.
According to school officials 8th grade students attending Christian County Middle, Hopkinsville Middle and North Drive Middle Schools made positive gains in their test scores on the state required Explore assessment.
When comparing the 2011-12 academic year with the previous school year, all three middle schools showed improvement in all academic disciplines.
The newly released data indicates the district composite score increased .7 of a point compared to last year and Hopkinsville Middle School exceeded the state’s composite score by .2 of a point for the first time in the school district’s history.
Superintendent Brady Link says he is proud of the test scores, but he says there is always room for improvement.
Meanwhile, school officials reported 10th grade students attending Christian County High and Hopkinsville High Schools also showed gains in their test scores on the state required Plan assessment.
According to the newly release data, Hopkinsville High School improved in every academic discipline except for math and for the second time HHS has matched the state’s composite score.
School officials report CCHS also showed improvement in all academic disciplines and the district composite score went up .5 of a point compared to last year.
Superintendent Link says he is thrilled about the test results.
The two assessments are mandated by Senate Bill 130 to evaluate student achievement and the school district’s progress.