A Logan County man was arrested yesterday for allegedly pulling a gun on an individual in Bowling Green.
State Police say the incident happened on Campbell lane near Buckhead Square in Bowling Green just before 3pm, when 51-year old Dennis Hughes of the Auburn community allegedly pointed a gun at the victim.
The individual followed Hughes to Simpson County, where State Trooper Joe Gregory pulled him over on the Hollins Brothers Road.
Police say they found a gun in Hughes’ vehicle and arrested him on wanton endangerment charges.
A February trial has been set in Montgomery County for a former Fort Campbell soldier accused of rape and murder.
23-year old Joshua Ryan Starner is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated rape of a toddler boy.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the 23-year old former soldier is accused of causing serious bodily injuries to the toddler on February 7th, 2009 after the 23-month old was placed under his care while the child’s mother went to the store for a couple of hours.
Starner’s trial is scheduled to take place February 13th.
He remains lodged in the Montgomery County jail on a 1.35 million dollar bond.
Christian Fiscal Court took a somewhat unusual step this morning in using the “revolving loan fund” to give a $33,000 grant to the Pennyroyal Regional Veterans Program Center.
The 50 bed home on Boles St. is scheduled to open next month to house homeless veterans, according to officials who were present at the meeting. The revolving loan fund has traditionally been a mechanism to lend money in exchange for job creation, but an exception was made for a cause all of the magistrates agreed was worthwhile.
District seven Magistrate David Collins was the only dissenting vote, but only because he believed the revolving loan fund was never intended for grant purposes.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble explained why the county went along with giving the money to the shelter which will prepare veterans to be a productive member of society again.
Judge Tribble stressed his desire that more county and city governments will also be willing to make a contribution to the center.
Squire Rudolph Pettus abstained from voting on the matter. In other action, court approved several board appointments and learned there will only be one meeting in December on the 13th, barring something unforeseen.
Jailer Brad Boyd speaks to Christian Fiscal Court/photo by Adam May
Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd says it won’t be long before his facility sees the effects of Kentucky House Bill 463, which passed during this year’s session.
The penal code reform sponsored by State Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville was designed to rehabilitate first time possession drug offenders outside of jail and to implement sometimes harsher penalties to traffickers and violent offenders.
Boyd says 688 county jail inmates from across Kentucky and approximately 300 in state prisons will be set free January 3rd due to the bill, with the Christian County Jail losing approximately 30.
Boyd says that means a loss of about 942 dollars a day in revenues for holding state inmates and a little over $28,000 a year.
The Jailer said Christian County would have likely taken a bigger hit, had it not featured one of the better lockup drug rehabilitation programs in Kentucky.
Austin Peay State University has eclipsed another enrollment record this fall semester.
A news release from the Clarksville School says figures for the fall period show an enrollment of 10,873 students—an all-time school record.
APSU also awarded its highest number of degrees on record during the last academic year, a 13-percent increase from the previous year. Degree completions have risen at Austin Peay by 25 percent over the last five years.
Figures show approximately 60 of those students who graduated last academic year completed the chemical engineering program, which was designed to accommodate the Hemlock Semi-Conductor class. Those students were the first class of such graduates.