Gloria Ross and Candida Belt Duncan
Kentucky State Police say more arrests are possible in the 1994 double-murder at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove.
As reported last week on WHOP News, KSP arrested 49-year old Leslie Duncan of Central City on tampering with evidence charges, with Duncan a former Oak Grove Police Officer.
Post 2 Public Information Officer Trooper Stu Recke says Duncan’s arrest was a first step in the process of potentially solving the cold case.
As far as how Duncan tampered with evidence, Trooper Recke couldn’t go into a lot of detail but did say he responded to the scene that September day.
Trooper Recke says more arrests could be forthcoming.
On September 20th, 1994, the bodies of 22-year old Candida Belt and 18-year old Gloria Ross were discovered at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove, which also served as a brothel. The two victims had been shot and stabbed several times.
Dandy-Lion is one of many cats and dogs available for adoption.
The use of Facebook continues to pay dividends for the Christian County Animal Shelter.
Officials at the shelter say they started using the social media site to post photos of available pets in January and have seen a 53 percent increase in the number of cats and dogs finding homes since then.
In the last six months of last year, the shelter averaged about 124 animals per month finding a home and averaged 190 per month so far this year.
Director Irene Grace says her goal is to average 200 animals per month this year, and to finish with close to 25-hundred total animals finding homes by the end of the year. Click here to visit the animal shelter's page and become a fan.
Hopkinsville Police responded to no fewer than four wrecks with injury in the city limits Friday.
The first incident happened around 10am at the intersection of Griffin Bell Drive and Richard Mills Drive. The report says 51-year old Ada Bailey of Hopkinsville was northbound on Griffin Bell when 55-year old Walter Zaitz of St. Peters, Missouri ran the stop sign on Richard Mills and ran into the side of her vehicle.
Ms. Bailey was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head pain, while Zaitz went uninjured.
Less than an hour later at Country Club Lane and Fort Campbell Boulevard, 54-year old Michael Stewart of Gracey was stopped on Country Club and waiting to make a turn when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 22-year old Taylor Gray of Hopkinsville.
Gray said he tried to stop, but was unable to do so because of wet pavement. Stewart’s passenger, 33-year old Jason Hart of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
Two used cars for sale on a car lot were damaged and two people were injured in the third incident around 7:20pm at West 7th and North Drive. Witnesses told police that 17-year old Tresteven Moss of Hopkinsville ran the red light on West 7th and struck a vehicle in the intersection driven by 70-year old Ray Williams of Hopkinsville.
Moss said he wasn’t sure what happened, with his vehicle jumping a curb, hitting a road sign and then damaging two vehicles on the lot of Temp Auto Sales. Moss had four passengers, but only 18-year old Andre Burse of Hopkinsville required a trip to the hospital.
Williams was also taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart.
The final wreck Friday happened around 11:30pm at the intersection of East 9th and McLean Avenue.
50-year old Johnny Mack of Hopkinsville was eastbound on East 9th and thought 77-year old Fred Stepp was about to make a right turn onto McLean. Mack also wanted to turn on McLean and ran into the side of Stepp’s vehicle when Stepp proceeded east on 9th.
Mack was taken to Jennie Stuart, while Stepp went uninjured.
The North Drive Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council selected Kim Stevenson, former Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle, as the school’s new principal just in time for the upcoming school year.
Stevenson is an Austin Peay State University graduate, where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree and has seven years of teaching experience, with four of those years being spent at Hopkinsville High School as a math teacher and the last two years as the Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle School.
The school’s site based decision making council met for several hours today and reviewed 11 applicants for the position.
The council received input from the community, faculty and staff members and parents who have children attending the middle school in making their final decision.
Newly appointed Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill thanked the council for the efforts they made today when selecting Ms. Stevenson.
Ms. Stevenson was quoted as saying she is excited for this upcoming school year and knows it will be a great one.
Her first day of employment as principal will be Monday, July 23rd.
Murray Police responded to a two vehicle wreck with injuries this afternoon with two people being transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Around 12:30 p.m. Officer Chris Greenfield responded to a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Robertson Road and Highway 94 with both vehicles traveling west on the highway.
Officer Greenfield reports that 65-year old Bonicha Stenberg of Hazel was stopped at the red light when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 19-year old Kyle Brady of Murray.
Stenberg and her passenger, 95-year old Ida Venson of Puryear, Tennessee were both transported by ambulance to Murray Calloway County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.