Law enforcement agents are looking for an inmate who escaped from a work detail today in Todd County.
19-year old Cody Alexander Claycomb, who is wanted for 2nd degree escape was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with the words TCDC on the back and tan pants and was being held on theft charges and is described as a white male with brown hair and eyes, who is 6 foot 3 and weighs about 175 pounds.
Claycomb walked away from a work detail on West Main Street near the Dollar General store in Elkton and about 12:41 p.m. state police were contacted by Todd County Emergency Services in reference to his escape.
State Police say if residents come in contact with him, to not try and apprehend him and to contact Kentucky State Police immediately at 270-676-3313.
The Cadiz Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back program as part of the National Drug Enforcement Agency Initiative.
Police Chief Hollis Alexander says the aim of the program is to collect powerful drugs that are beneficial to patients, but can also fall into the wrong hands if left to accumulate in homes.
Police Chief Alexander says people will be able to turn in pills, powders and other solid medicines anonymously and without fear of prosecution and the department will safely destroy the medications by incinerating them.
In Kentucky, prescription drug overdose deaths have more than doubled from 403 in 2010 to nearly 980 in 2009 and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says there are more overdose deaths in the Commonwealth than traffic fatalities.
Officials with the Christian County School district understands that each student is unique, especially when it comes to the way a student learns a subject.
April is Autism Awareness Month and school officials want to educate parents and the public about Autism.
Special Education Teacher Consultant, Janet Godsey says it’s important to raise awareness about Autism, since many signs of symptoms of the learning disability may be construed as misbehavior in the classroom.
Ms. Godsey says the school system is hosting a Special Needs Autism Parent Support meeting, otherwise known as SNAPS this Thursday at Holiday Elementary School at 6 p.m.
The SNAPS meeting is open to the public and for more information contact Janet Godsey at 270-498-1551.
The so-called “pill mill bill” has advanced to the state house floor after passage in the House Judiciary Committee this morning.
The favorable vote came down around 11:30 after significant testimony from members of the medical and legal community.
The bill requires Kentucky doctors to subscribe to and use the KASPER online prescription tracking service—something many adjoining states already mandate.
Among those testifying was Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Director Van Ingram, who says there’s no way for a doctor to know if a patient is a pill abuser by just looking at them.
Members of the medical community voiced concerns that the bill is too intrusive and some representatives had concerns, but committee Chairman John Tilley says a compromise will be worked on between all parties.
The bill now heads for a full house floor vote.
Hearings with the U.S. Coast Guard and Foss Maritime regarding the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge incident continue this week in Paducah, with an audio recording of the crash played this morning.
There were three microphones on the cargo vessel recording various aspects of the journey, much in the same way as a plane has a “black box.” Also like an airplane, the vessel carried a data recorder that mapped the ship’s exact location and trajectory as it approached the bridge on the Trigg-Marshall County line.
A 20 minute recording was played, as heard on WPSD TV’s streaming coverage on its website, with the vessel’s crew talking about financial investments for the first few minutes.
The first mention of the bridge is made a few minutes before the wreck, before an extremely loud crash that lasts for about 12 seconds.
In the two minutes preceding the incident, the ship’s senior crew discussed which lights looked to be “higher,” trying to decide between green and red ones.
Much of the discussion so far has been about which lights were working and which ones were not, with what role or lack of a role that could have played in the incident.
No one was injured when a 322-foot span of the bridge was knocked out by the vessel, with motorists having to find a detour around the bridge since that night.