The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 19 people today including three local men for various drug related charges.
38-year old Fred Clerance Greenwade of Hopkinsville was indicted for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Grand Jury indicted 29-year old Garry McCarley of Hopkinsville with trafficking in marijuana, more than 8 ounces, less than 5 pounds, 1st offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
29-year old Fort Campbell soldier, Daniel Karnes was also indicted for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly possessing morphine and oxycodone pills with the intent to sell or transfer it.
Individuals wanting to further their education and receive a college education will have to dig a litter deeper into their pockets for the upcoming school year.
The Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education announced the approval of the 2012-13 tuition and mandatory fee proposals for the state’s public colleges and universities.
The tuition hike will include: Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which will increase tuition 3.7 percent; Eastern Kentucky University at 5.2 percent; Kentucky State University at 5 percent; Morehead State University at 5 percent; Murray State University at 4 percent; University of Kentucky at 6 percent; University of Louisville at 6 percent; and Western Kentucky University at 4.9 percent.
According to officials, state funding cuts to higher education over the past couple of years were the driving force behind the tuition increases.
Revenue received from the tuition hikes is estimated at $45.1 million and to help offset the recent $62.6 million of cuts in the 2012 budget bill.
The tuition hike also affects graduate rates for in-state and out-of-state students.
Two alleged armed robbers are now behind bars thanks to numerous tips to police that led to their arrests.
Police say on Wednesday around 10 p.m. two armed masked men entered the Chapala Market and Restaurant, located at 11-91 Fort Campbell Boulevard and demanded money from three female employees.
The victims told police that one of the suspects who was carrying a shotgun fired a shot into the ceiling, while the other suspect was seen with a pistol.
Police say the two suspects then instructed the employees to gather into an area and kneel down on their knees, while the suspects stole money from the business as well the victim’s purses and jewelry before they fled the scene.
Shortly after the incident, police followed leads and was able to identify and locate 33-year old Nicholas Allan Reed to his Orleans Drive residence, where police allegedly found stolen property inside his home.
During questioning, Reed admitted to entering the business with a handgun, in the company of 21-year old Daniel Gonzalez of Tandy Drive and leaving the store with items taken from the business and the employees.
21-year old Daniel Gonzalez of Tandy Drive and 33-year old Nicholas Allan Reed of Orleans Drive were both charged with aggravated robbery and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail with Gonzalez’s bond set at $250,000, while Reed’s bond set at $51,000.
The Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit recently conducted an undercover prostitution sting, which landed two women behind bars.
Agents logged online and went to a website’s advertisement section and contacted several women to arrange sex in exchange for money.
The women allegedly met undercover officers at a hotel and agreed to provide sex for money and police say one woman agreed to take $142, while the other woman agreed to take $250 with three other women tentatively identified as participating in prostitution, but have yet to be charged.
20-year old Wanda Foulks of Washington, DC was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $6,000 bond and is charged with prostitution and promoting prostitution.
21-year old Arianna Reyes of Clarksville, Tennessee was also booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $500 bond and is charged with prostitution.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing.
A moped wreck allegedly involving alcohol in the city limits of Hopkinsville yesterday afternoon injured the rider.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 56-year old James Quarles of Hopkinsville was northbound on Moores Drive attempting to turn on Babb Lane just after 4pm when he lost control and fell on his side.
Quarles was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, before being arrested on DUI charges and taken to the Christian County Jail.