Police across the area continue look for an escaped inmate from Todd County.
19-year old Cody Alexander Claycomb was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with the letters T-C-D-C on the back and tan pants.
He was being held on theft charges and is described as a white male with brown hair and eyes, who is 6 foot 3 and weighs about 175 pounds.
Claycomb walked away from a work detail on West Main Street near the Dollar General Store in Elkton around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone who sees Claycomb is asked to call police immediately and to not try to apprehend him themselves.
The Republican candidate for State Senate in Christian County has received an endorsement from a statewide organization.
The Kentucky Right to Life Association has endorsed former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Westerfield in his bid to replace incumbent State Senator Joey Pendleton.
Westerfield says in a press release that no human life should go ignored. He says nearly 4,000 abortions are performed annually in Kentucky. Westerfield and Senator Pendleton are unopposed in the primary election and will face off in November.
The man accused of robbing three Hopkinsville businesses this week has also been charged in a recent burglary.
A news release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says a passer-by saw the green SUV of 40-year old Jimmy Leon Yokely being towed away from Country Club Lane Wednesday.
The individual called police and said he had purchased some firearms from Yokely a few days earlier. Yokely’s vehicle had also been reported in the area of a burglary on McGraw Road a few days earlier and the victim was able to identify the guns Yokely sold as his.
Yokely was already facing three counts of robbery and one of fleeing from police and is now also charged with first degree burglary. He remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Pilot Advisor on the Delta Mariner January 26th when it crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge says the crew chose an alternate span that night to go under because of lighting issues.
Testifying in the hearing on the incident at Paducah City Hall and as heard on WPSD TV’s live web stream, Pilot Advisor Michael Collins said he and the crew knew they weren’t going through the preferred span, but chose the one where lights were working.
Collins cautioned anyone against drawing all of their conclusions from audio recordings from the incident, which he says don’t tell the whole story.
Those who questioned Collins enquired numerous times about his credentials as an advisor and asked exactly what his role was in relation to where the ship was steered and when.
Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, has claimed faulty lighting caused the incident. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has accused the crew of the ship of being negligent.
A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Fort Campbell soldier facing two murder charges.
Sgt. Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. They were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.
The court martial at the Fort Campbell Army post will begin May 1st.
Burke was tried four times in civilian court, but each ended in a mistrial.