A Kentucky State Trooper from Hopkinsville has received a promotion that will take him farther away from home.
Sgt. Jason Newby was promoted to lieutenant last week and will be transferred from Post 2 in Madisonville to the Recruitment Branch at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. Newby is a 12-year veteran of Kentucky State Police and makes his home in Hopkinsville, though he is a native of Carbondale, Illinois.
Another notable promotion is that of Trooper Dean Patterson, who has been the Public Information Officer for the Mayfield Post 1 the last several years. He will be promoted to sergeant in the Madisonville Post 2 area and Trooper Jay Thomas will take over his public communications duties in the western-most district.
Trooper Derek Smith of Eddyville, who works the Madisonville district, also received a promotion to sergeant and will transfer to Post 5 in Campbellsburg. Smith is a native of Calvert City and is a seven-year KSP veteran.
Staying at Post 2 is KSP Sgt. Brenton Ford, who was promoted to lieutenant. He is a resident of Owensboro and is a 13-year KSP veteran.
Effective immediately, the open burn implemented in Christian County on June 29th has been lifted.
On August 10th, the burn ban was amended to only allow open burning in areas of Christian County south of Highway 68/80.
Even though the ban has been eliminated county wide, residents are still urged to be extremely cautious when burning any materials outdoors.
Hopkinsville Police released additional information concerning this morning’s wreck that injured two people and closed off traffic for more than an hour.
Police say 31-year old John Trolinger of the city and his passenger, Tyler Trolinger were both transported by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck on Main Street.
Preliminary investigations into the wreck indicates that Trolinger was driving south on Main Street in the left lane when he blacked out and collided into the unoccupied and parked vehicle of Hunter Davis of Hopkinsville.
Police say the investigation into the wreck remains ongoing.
The Christian County Grand Jury today indicted 36 people for various charges.
42-year old Sue Howard of Country Club Lane, Hopkinsville was indicted on one count of first degree criminal abuse after local authorities say she failed to get medical attention for her son who has ongoing medical issues.
20-year old Ryan Albertson of Burkesville, Kentucky was indicted on one count of 1st degree burglary after law enforcement officials say he unlawfully entered and remained at a Breanna Street, Oak Grove residence on October 18th.
The Grand Jury also indicted Albertson’s alleged accomplices, 26-year old Lemarcus Wade of Ivey Street, Hopkinsville and 40-year old Sylvester Caffey of Hopkinsville with 1st degree burglary.
20-year old Blane Nekeifer of Faulkner Street, Hopkinsville was indicted for 1st degree burglary and 1st degree robbery among other charges for unlawfully entering a Calvin Drive residence on June 28th.
20-year old Edwin Ontwan White of Walnut Street, Hopkinsville and 30-year old Tony Anthony Burse of East 12th Street, Hopkinsville were both indicted on 1st degree robbery charges with White also indicted for possessing a handgun by a convicted felon for a July 12th incident.
19-year old Joshua Roberts of Princeton Road, Hopkinsville was indicted for 3 counts of 1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor and 1st degree illegal controlled substance after authorities say between May 28th and June 12th, he engaged in sexual relations on three separate occasions with a 14-year old female.
Clarksville Police say a Florida man living in the city for work was recently busted for growing marijuana behind a residence.
Police say thanks to an anonymous tip on Wednesday, members of the department’s special operations unit and tactical team were able to serve a search warrant at 3020 Nicole Road.
Police say as a result of the search, four marijuana plants were found growing outside behind the residence and crack and other drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the house.
The marijuana plants are believed to have a street value of over $3,000 and as a result of the search and seizure Edward Charles Boyett of Cantona, Florida was charged with manufacturing marijuana for sell or delivery, simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
Boyett was booked into the Montgomery County jail on a $2,000 bond.