Garrett Dye waits alone in court/photo by Adam May
Formal sentencing was held in Todd Ciruit Court this morning for the young man who admitted to beating his 9-year old adopted sister to death in February.
WHOP's Adam May was there and files this story.
(click on "Nov 23" story in link to hear sentencing story)
A single vehicle wreck on Calvin Drive late this morning caused a significant natural gas leak and downed power lines.
The incident happened around 10:45 in between Jones Brothers towing and the Pennyrile Parkway underpass, with Hopkinsville Police Officer Paul Ray saying an SUV ran off the roadway and ran into a warehouse building.
The vehicle also collided with a power pole and an Atmos Natural Gas line. Officer Ray said the leak was significant and could be heard from a distance. Atmos came to the scene to shut the leak and that there are significant power outages in the area—including portions of Skyline Drive.
The driver of the vehicle was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Kentucky drivers are getting a slight break at the pump just ahead of the holiday weekend.
Triple-A shows the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is down nearly 12-cents from a month ago. The $3.24 price is still up nearly 50-cents from a year ago.
The average price in Hopkinsville is also around $3.24, ranging from a low of $3.17 and a high of $3.32. A gallon of unleaded is a little cheaper in Oak Grove, where the average is about $3.23 and the prices range from $3.15 to $3.29.
The price in Clarksville is even less expensive, coming in at an average of around $3.20, according to MSN.com. The average price for a gallon in Tennessee is $3.14.
A Logan County man was arrested yesterday for allegedly pulling a gun on an individual in Bowling Green.
State Police say the incident happened on Campbell lane near Buckhead Square in Bowling Green just before 3pm, when 51-year old Dennis Hughes of the Auburn community allegedly pointed a gun at the victim.
The individual followed Hughes to Simpson County, where State Trooper Joe Gregory pulled him over on the Hollins Brothers Road.
Police say they found a gun in Hughes’ vehicle and arrested him on wanton endangerment charges.
A February trial has been set in Montgomery County for a former Fort Campbell soldier accused of rape and murder.
23-year old Joshua Ryan Starner is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated rape of a toddler boy.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the 23-year old former soldier is accused of causing serious bodily injuries to the toddler on February 7th, 2009 after the 23-month old was placed under his care while the child’s mother went to the store for a couple of hours.
Starner’s trial is scheduled to take place February 13th.
He remains lodged in the Montgomery County jail on a 1.35 million dollar bond.