Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement continue to investigate the escape of an inmate of the McCracken County Jail.
20-year old William C. Murrell was last seen today 2:20 PM at his work detail in the area of North 13th and H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah and police believe he left the area on foot.
State Police say Murrell’s green jail jumpsuit was located a short distance from the work detail and is described as an African American male, who weighs approximately 152 pounds and stands approximately 5’10 tall and was serving time for theft and drug charges.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Murrell is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 at 270-856-3721.
Law enforcement agents are looking for an inmate who escaped from a work detail today in Todd County.
19-year old Cody Alexander Claycomb, who is wanted for 2nd degree escape was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with the words TCDC on the back and tan pants and 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 and about 12:41 p.m. state police were contacted by Todd County Emergency Services in reference to his escape.
State Police say if residents come in contact with him, to not try and apprehend him and to contact Kentucky State Police immediately at 270-676-3313.
The Cadiz Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back program as part of the National Drug Enforcement Agency Initiative.
Police Chief Hollis Alexander says the aim of the program is to collect powerful drugs that are beneficial to patients, but can also fall into the wrong hands if left to accumulate in homes.
Police Chief Alexander says people will be able to turn in pills, powders and other solid medicines anonymously and without fear of prosecution and the department will safely destroy the medications by incinerating them.
In Kentucky, prescription drug overdose deaths have more than doubled from 403 in 2010 to nearly 980 in 2009 and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says there are more overdose deaths in the Commonwealth than traffic fatalities.
Officials with the Christian County School district understands that each student is unique, especially when it comes to the way a student learns a subject.
April is Autism Awareness Month and school officials want to educate parents and the public about Autism.
Special Education Teacher Consultant, Janet Godsey says it’s important to raise awareness about Autism, since many signs of symptoms of the learning disability may be construed as misbehavior in the classroom.
Ms. Godsey says the school system is hosting a Special Needs Autism Parent Support meeting, otherwise known as SNAPS this Thursday at Holiday Elementary School at 6 p.m.
The SNAPS meeting is open to the public and for more information contact Janet Godsey at 270-498-1551.
The so-called “pill mill bill” has advanced to the state house floor after passage in the House Judiciary Committee this morning.
The favorable vote came down around 11:30 after significant testimony from members of the medical and legal community.
The bill requires Kentucky doctors to subscribe to and use the KASPER online prescription tracking service—something many adjoining states already mandate.
Among those testifying was Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Director Van Ingram, who says there’s no way for a doctor to know if a patient is a pill abuser by just looking at them.
Members of the medical community voiced concerns that the bill is too intrusive and some representatives had concerns, but committee Chairman John Tilley says a compromise will be worked on between all parties.
The bill now heads for a full house floor vote.