Kentucky State Police will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration this weekend to safely dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.
This is the fourth national DEA Take Back initiative State Police has participated in and troopers already believe this weekend will be another record breaking event in collecting unwanted prescription pills.
District-2 Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Stu Recke says since the program’s inception in September 2010, KSP has collected 1,397 pounds of prescription pills.
Trooper Recke says the initiative is a great way for residents to properly dispose of their medications and he says prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem and Kentucky has been identified as a hot spot for this type of activity.
Residents can drop off their unwanted prescription pills Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. until noon at the KSP Post-2 building located on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
The Hopkinsville League of Women Voters are inviting area citizens to learn more about the candidates who will be on the ballot in the May 22nd primary election in Christian County.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet with the various candidates on May 11th during a luncheon and Bonnie Lynch says it’s very important for citizens to attend the event.
The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11th at First Baptist Church located at 1400 South Main Street, Hopkinsville and will begin at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Bonnie Lynch at 270-885-6554.
The Todd County Jail inmate who escaped from a work detail last week has been arrested again.
Todd County Jailer Greg Allen says the Meade County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year old Cody Alexander Claycomb at a party there early this morning. Allen says Claycomb is also accused of stealing a vehicle and is charged with escape and felony theft in addition to several other crimes.
Claycomb walked away from a work detail near the Dollar General Store on West Main Street last Tuesday afternoon. Allen said Claycomb previously voiced a desire to go back to Meade County, so that’s where police assumed he’d be.
The jailer said Claycomb had a good possibility to get out on parole this fall, but will now face years in prison if convicted and will always be considered a flight risk without the privilege of being on a work crew in whatever jail he goes to.
The young Todd County man convicted of beating his sister to death with a hydraulic jack handle is now serving his time at a state prison facility.
The Department of Corrections website lists 18-year old Garrett Dye as an inmate at the Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange. Dye was sentenced to 50 years in prison after accepting a plea deal and pleading guilty to first degree murder.
Dye told Circuit Judge Tyler Gill he didn’t really know why he killed 9-year old Amy Dye and Judge Gill said he was disturbed that the young man never showed any remorse for his actions.
Dye appears with a shaven head in his prison booking photo, a stark contrast to the mohawk he appeared with in one of his final court hearings. Attorney Dennis Ritchie retained the right to appeal the conviction as part of the guilty plea, based on Judge Gill allowing Dye’s tape recorded confession as evidence.
That motion is awaiting action in the Kentucky Supreme Court. Ritchie says he’ll also ask for a change of venue if he were to win that motion and force a re-trial.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of wiring from a business in the northern part of the county.
The incident happened sometime between April 9th and Friday, according to Roger Meuth of Apex Materials on Greenville Road, who said the wiring was cut from the rock crusher and off the batteries of several pieces of heavy equipment.
The value of the stolen wiring is listed at 58-hundred dollars and no suspects are listed on the report.