A Clarksville man was arrested early this morning on child abuse charges after allegedly leaving his children home alone.
The report from Clarksville Police says 32-year old Jean Alfred of Cindy Jo Court was in an argument with his wife—24-year old Tamara Alfred and Ms. Alfred decided to go to Wal-Mart just before 1:00.
Jean Alfred was left alone with his two small children who were in bed and allegedly left the home to follow his wife. Ms. Alfred told police her 7-month old was screaming and crying when she rushed to get back home.
Police believe the children were left alone for about an hour. Jean Alfred was charged with child abuse.
One of the highest ranking Kentucky Health and Family Services officials is stepping down.
Cabinet Commissioner Patricia Wilson tendered her resignation late last week. She was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the post nearly three years ago. The "Herald Leader" reports there's no word if the ongoing battle on child death case information had anything to do with her departure.
Many questions have been asked of high ranking state officials following revelations in the case of 9-year old Amy Dye of Todd County, with documents showing a lifetime of alleged abuse before she was murdered by her brother, 18-year old Garrett Dye, near their Dogwood Road home in Todd County February 4th.
The man wanted in connection with a murder in Trigg County Sunday morning has turned himself in to authorities.
State Police say 19-year old Dwight Wisdom of Princeton turned himself in at the McCracken County Jail around 9pm last night. Wisdom is accused of fatally shooting 26-year old Eric Jones of Cadiz at a party around 2am Sunday at the Trigg County Sports Complex.
Wisdom is charged with one count of murder and police say the investigation continues.
Dave Fernandez makes announcement/photo by Marie Fainter
A Hopkinsville native is returning to her hometown to take the helm of a local organization.
During the public comments portion of tonight’s city council meeting, Pennyroyal Area Museum Board Chairman Dave Fernandez proudly announced that Hopkinsville native and Hopkinsville High School Alumni Alissa Keller has been hired as the new museum director.
According to Fernandez, he is proud to accomplish one of his goals that he made while he was on the city council in bringing back young adults after they graduate from college and offering them jobs.
Keller’s reception is scheduled to take place Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pennyroyal Area Museum located at 217 East 9th Street.