Three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, February, 6th through Sunday, according to preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police.
Two of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt.
According to KSP, through Sunday preliminary statistics indicate that 68 people died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is two more fatalities than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Preliminary statistics also indicate 33 of the 68 people who lost their lives on state roadways were not wearing their seat belts and eleven deaths reportedly resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
A general court-martial date for a Fort Campbell soldier charged with murder has been rescheduled for May.
Fort Campbell officials say the general court-martial date for Sergeant Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2nd after officials say a continuance was granted by the military judge and was agreed to by both the government and Burke’s defense counsel.
As previously reported by Lite 98.7, Burke is charged with violating several sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by killing Tracy Burke and Karen Comer inside Comer’s Rineyville residence on September 11th 2007.
In addition to the murder charges, Burke is also charged with committing burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering the residence of Karen Comer.
Burke remains in pre-trial confinement at a local civilian confinement facility to a general court-martial, which is the most serious level of military courts.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area motorists to slow down and drive carefully during inclement weather.
According to Public Information Officer Paul Ray, most rear-end collisions occur during bad weather.
In addition, Officer Ray says it’s okay to drive below the speed limit when road conditions are treacherous and explains officers can pull motorists over for going the speed limit during inclement weather when road conditions become hazardous.
As previously reported by the police department, officers responded to 108 wrecks last month with 11 of those being wrecks with injuries.
A Hopkinsville woman was booked into the Christian County Jail early this morning for allegedly forging checks that belonged to her mother-in-law that passed away.
41-year old Leslie Barber is charged with 2nd degree forgery, theft by deception and theft of mail matter.
According to Barber’s arrest warrant, she continued to pick up and cash checks that were sent to her mother-in-law from the Veteran’s Administration, despite her death on October 30th, 2011.
According to police, Barber would sign the signature of her mother-in-law on the checks and signed her signature as the power of attorney.
The 41-year old is accused of unlawfully receiving monthly checks in the amount of $290 about 17 times.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating a sexual harassment claim that reportedly occurred at a local middle school.
According to the report, an 11-year old male student at Christian County Middle School has been continually harassed by fellow students.
Police say the 11-year old has been called names throughout the school year and several students have tried to start physical altercations with him and have repeatedly grabbed him.
The two male suspects have not been charged, but may face 3rd degree sexual abuse and harassment charges.
Police say harassment is a criminal offense and should not be tolerated in any situation.