The Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual Toys for Tots Christmas party takes place tomorrow and Deputy Chief Eric Bleidt says he is thrilled about how firefighters and area residents have really pulled through this year.
According to the Deputy Chief, the event is a great way to spread the Christmas spirit.
Thanks to the hard-work of local firefighters and donations from area residents about 50 children will have plenty of presents under the Christmas tree this year.
The suspect accused in the shooting death of a Cadiz man on December 4th in Trigg County appeared in court this morning.
A preliminary hearing for 19-year old Dwight Wisdom of Princeton was held at the Christian County Justice Center in the interest of greater security. Wisdom is accused of fatally shooting 26-year old Eric Jones of Cadiz at a party around 2am December 4th at the Trigg County Sports Complex in the north end of the county.
Among those testifying in a hearing to determine probable cause was State Police Detective John Simms, who said a conflict began between rival groups from Trigg and Caldwell Counties and ended with the shooting of Jones.
Defense attorney Will Kauts asked for the hearing to be postponed before it began due to the lead detective not being present. After Detective Simms couldn’t answer all of his questions sufficiently, Trigg District Judge James “Jamus” Redd reconsidered and granted his motion to continue the hearing.
Judge Redd refused to lower Wisdom’s bond and he remains in jail on murder charges.
Kentucky's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level in almost three years. But the unemployment number is still higher than the national rate.
The Workforce Development Cabinet says Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in November. That's down from 9.6 in October, and is the lowest since January of 2009.
The U.S. jobless rate dropped to 8.6 percent in November -- down from 9 percent in October.
State research director Ron Crouch says the year-to-date numbers show a "positive growth trend." In contrast, there was a decrease in the unemployment rate from the previous month because people dropped out of the workforce.
The woman driving the school bus which crashed in far western Kentucky seven months ago today, killing one student, has been charged with multiple crimes.
A news release from State Police says 58-year old Anita Roach of Arlington has been charged with 2nd degree Manslaughter, five counts of Assault, 19 counts of Wanton Endangerment and three counts of doctor shopping for prescription pills.
Ms. Roach was driving the bus in Carlisle County May 16th when it wrecked on U.S. Highway 62 near the community of Cunningham, killing Logan Simpson. A Carlisle County Grand Jury indicted Ms. Roach on the charges yesterday.
A Fort Campbell man was arrested early this morning on DUI charges after wrecking on Fort Campbell Boulevard at Walnut Street.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 26-year old Jack Bates of Fort Campbell was northbound on the boulevard approaching the Walnut Street intersection around 1:45 this morning when he locked his brakes, crossed the median and struck a guard rail.
Bates continued on for a short distance and came to rest in the middle of Walnut Street just north of the railroad tracks. Bates reportedly told police someone had pulled out in front of him, but the reporting officer writes it appears speed and impaired driving were the only factors.
Bates blew a .178 on the breath test—well over twice the legal limit—and was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.