A Dawson Springs Road woman was arrested on assault, wanton endangerment and other charges Thursday evening for an incident at her father's home.
Deputy Eddie Frye was called to 9040 Dawson Road around 5 p.m. and found 26-year old Brandy Moore outside. Moore's father told police she had been drinking most of the day and had severely damaged his home.
She also allegedly held a knife to her sister and scraped her arm with the back of the blade. Police arrested Moore on charges of first degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and public intoxication.
Plenty of rain this summer has helped Kentucky crops thrive, but a cool wet spring got them off to a slow start.
The Kentucky Agri-News monthly report shows an estimated 1.6 million acres of soybeans were planted in the Commonwealth this year—up 120,000 acres from last year. If realized, soybean plantings would be the largest since 1982. Planting progress was slowed due to wet weather and the late winter wheat harvest.
There was also about 1.6 million acres of corn planted in Kentucky this year, down 50,000 acres from last year. Acres harvested for grain was estimated at 1.5 million, down 30,000. The newsletter says the cool rainy spring delayed planting, but the crop has emerged in good condition. That's in stark contrast to last year when the historic summer drought devastated the corn yield.
Farmers in Kentucky were expected to set an estimated 78,000 acres of burley tobacoo, 4,000 acres more than last year and the largest amount since 2004. Dark fire-cured tobacco acreage was estimated at 10,500 acres, up 1,500 from last year.
Winter wheat seeded acreage was estimated at 700,000 acres, up 20,000 from the March planted estimate and 120,000 acres above the previous year.
The parents of a four-year old Clarksville girl who was found dead at her Dotsonville Road home last month have been arrested on murder charges.
The Leaf Chronicle reports 27-year old Rawny Taylor and 27-year old Demarkus Taylor have been charged with murder, three counts of child abuse and filing a false report after an autopsy revealed their daughter—four-year old Arianna Taylor—died from multiple blunt force traumas.
An anonymous source told the Leaf Chronicle the girl had been in Department of Child Services custody for three years prior to her death and had only been with her parents again for about six months when she was allegedly murdered.
The paper also reports Demarkus Taylor was arrested for allegedly punching and choking his sister-in-law in May of this year. He was also charged with domestic assault in 2008 for allegedly grabbing his mother by the neck and throwing her against a car. Those charges would ultimately be dropped, but he was set to go to trial for the incident with his sister-in-law this month.
As has been the case with other child deaths involving children in the system in Kentucky and Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Child Services told the paper they could not comment in detail on the case due to privacy concerns.
A Central City man is now behind bars and is accused of cultivating Marijuana.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael W. Nelson of 2495 Ridge Road with Cultivating Marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a news release, officers went to the residence and while conducting a knock and talk investigation they determined Nelson had marijuana plants and other suspected paraphernalia used for growing marijuana.
Muhlenberg County Sheriff Detective Troy Gibson, who is assigned to Pennyrile Narcotic Task Force led the investigation.
Governor Steve Beshear was joined by First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this morning to honor local school boards across Kentucky that pushed to adopt the new Graduate Kentucky standard that seeks to keep students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18.
According to the Governor’s Office, 120 Kentucky local boards of education, including the Christian County Board of Education have voted to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 with Governor Beshear honoring representatives from each district with an official Certificate of Recognition for their swift action.
On June 25th, the first day local boards of education could vote to adopt Senate Bill 97, leaders launched “Blitz to 96” – an effort to get 96 school districts to adopt the standard as soon as possible.
Officials say within two weeks, the 96 district threshold was reached and as a result, the remainder of Kentucky’s 174 districts must now adopt and implement the standard no later than the 2017-18 school year.