Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Crittenden County Detention Center inmate.
State Police say around 8:23 a.m.Monday police were contacted by officials from the Crittenden County Detention Center in reference to a female inmate that had been found unresponsive.
The female inmate was identified as 52-year old Angela Kyle of Marion, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Crittenden County Coroner, Brad Gilbert.
Police say foul play is not suspected and an autopsy will be performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville.
KSP Detective Lloyd Ray is handling the death investigation.
( Colonel David Dellinger)
A top ranking Fort Campbell official was the guest speaker for today’s Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meeting.
Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, Colonel David Dellinger spoke to board members about sequestration, which continues to be one of the hottest political issues in Washington.
Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure that was adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit.
Officials with the Hemlock Semiconductor plant in north Clarksville have announced major layoffs before the plant ever begins full operations.
The Leaf Chronicle reports the plant will lay off almost 300 of its 400 employees at the 1.2 billion dollar facility that backs up to the Todd County line. Hemlock President Andrew Tometich told the paper it remains their “full intent” to use the plant and that they look forward to beginning operations. He did concede that may not happen this year.
The plant is supposed to manufacture polycrystalline silicon, which is an ingredient in solar energy panels. Austin Peay State University and Hopkinsville Community College developed academic programs to train individuals to work at Hemlock and a new building was constructed on the campus of Austin Peay with expensive equipment similar to that used at Hemlock.
The local Challenge House program for the inner-city portions of Hopkinsville continues to grow, as an additional two locations will open later this year.
Former Hopkinsville Mayor and program founder Wally Bryan says the fourth challenge house will open near the intersection of Glass Avenue and Elm Street later this spring.
Previously unannounced, Challenge House Five will open soon after at 2130 Crockett Street—which is in the East 21st Street area.
The fifth house is the project of First Christian Church and Toni Riley is the chairperson of the Vision Committee there. Ms. Riley says the church wanted to do an inner-city mission project and things just fell into place.
Ms. Riley says the whole church has gotten involved in the project and the final steps are now getting underway toward a late-spring opening.
The Challenge House Ambassador pays a 100 dollar per bedroom rent to the program each month and is tasked with getting out into the community to determine what needs there are. The program offers tutoring, regular Sunday school programs, the A-T-&-T Boot Camp and Job Shadowing program in addition to other activities.
The current houses are at 1001 Central Avenue, 311 Bryan Street and 123 Fowler Avenue.
A Crofton man is accused of rape after an incident over the weekend.
The arrest warrant from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office lists charges of first degree rape and fourth degree assault against 24-year old Chris Darling of Crofton.
The warrant says a 16-year old female went to a residence in Christian County to visit friends where Darling was also present. The victim reportedly consumed alcohol and blacked out.
The victim was allegedly told by Darling the next day that they had engaged in sex and he allegedly told her he had video recorded the incident on her phone.
The girl reportedly found three videos on her phone of Darling choking and performing sex acts on her while she was incapacitated. Darling was arrested by Deputy Kacy Greene just before midnight Saturday.