The former social worker accused of mishandling and falsifying public records in a high-profile case that resulted in the death of a local child appeared in Christian County Circuit Court this afternoon.
Representing 41-year old Donna Monroe Currey of Todd County, Hopkinsville Attorney William Deatherage entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of his client.
Circuit Court Judge Andrew Self then set an August 1st pre-trial conference for Currey after granting her to be released on her own recognizance and described her conditions of release.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery of a South Main Street business from this afternoon.
The call came in around 1:25 that a Hispanic male had gone into Model Cleaners on South Main with a handgun and demanded cash. Few other details are available and Hopkinsville Police were searching the area looking for any potential suspects.
We’ll have more information on this incident as it becomes available.
Todd County has joined several others in western Kentucky in instituting an outdoor burn ban.
Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield issued a proclamation banning any outdoor burning due to ongoing dry conditions and said it will remain in effect until he rescinds the order when conditions improve.
Todd joins Muhlenberg and Hopkins Counties in instituting a ban.
Synthetic drugs continue to be a main topic of discussion for law enforcement officials across the country—particularly in the form of bath salts.
It was bath salts that the suspect in Florida was allegedly on when he was shot by police while attempting to eat a homeless man’s face off earlier this year. Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller was one of the featured speakers at this morning’s Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council meeting and said the epidemic is out-pacing the methamphetamine problem.
Captain Miller says good laws banning the substances have been passed in Kentucky and a few other states to slow the problem down, but parents should keep an eye out to be sure their children haven’t found away to get the products.
Traditional brands of bath salts do not fall into the synthetic drugs category, as the drug makers only call their product bath salts to allow them to sell the product legally in some states.
Thousands of elementary school students in the Commonwealth will be enjoying fresh produce during the upcoming school year as part of a federal program.
Over 1,600 elementary students in Christian County will benefit from the federal fresh fruit and vegetable program implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
CCPS Spokesperson Heather Aubin announced which schools will be participating in the program next year.
Ms. Aubin then went onto to describe the purpose and goal of the program.
Officials say Kentucky received $2.7 million in funding for the upcoming calendar year and each participating school will receive enough money to operate the program based on about $53 per student enrolled as reported in October 2011.