Murray State University has announced the hiring of a new Provost.
Doctor Joseph Morgan was selected out of 84 candidates and was one of four who made it to the final four interview stage. Dr. Morgan is a graduate of Murray State and spent much of his career on campus. He's been the associate provost for graduate education and research since 2010 and he began teaching in the Hutson School of Agriculture in 1997. He served as graduation coordinator for six years and was the director of the Agriculture Leadership Development Program for nearly a decade.
He says he's “humbled by the university community's confidence” in him and that he looks forward to serving.
A local animal rescue and the Christian County Animal Shelter will hold a fundraiser together this weekend at Christian Way Farm.
The event will run from 10am to 10pm at the farm on Linville Road and Shelter Director Irene Grace says 10 dollars per person buys a raffle ticket and a fun time.
Heaven Can Wait helped the shelter following its recent fire and Ms. Grace says she wants the two organizations to continue working together.
Prizes to be raffled include a large Remington kennel from Tractor supply, a basket of assorted food items and t-shirts from Heaven Can Wait. The event will be postponed in the case of rain.
A cafeteria worker at the Kentucky State Penitentiary was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly smuggling drugs into the prison.
Kentucky State Police say 44-year old Angela Scott of Eddyville was charged with promoting contraband and bribery of a public servant and she was lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Scott was an employee of Trinity Services Group, which is contracted by the Kentucky Department of Corrections for food services.
A home was broken in to on Buckner Drive sometime Wednesday afternoon, when about a thousand dollars worth of property was taken.
The Hopkinsville Police report from Officer Cory Smith says someone forced open the back door at the 2521 Buckner residence and stole a 400 dollar Samsung television and various jewelry items belonging to Edna Austin.
The break-in reportedly happened sometime between 1 and 2 pm. No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville Police finished up another warrants detail yesterday, resulting in nearly 20 arrests and dozens of papers served.
Several officers assisted in the detail that began Monday, when 12 arrests were made on the serving of 27 warrants. Other charges resulted from the detail, including four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and four counts of possession of cocaine.
Seven arrests were made in the serving of 17 warrants Tuesday, with a couple summonses also served. HPD conducts the details from time to time, as they say history shows those wanted for other crimes are more likely to commit new crimes in the future.