Several police departments and the Hopkinsville Fire Department will hold a large training drill tomorrow morning and are reminding the public to not be alarmed.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the large-scale training will begin at Hopkinsville Community College around 9, before moving to Jennie Stuart Medical Center soon after.
Officer Ray says police are trying to notify the public of the drill so they won't be alarmed when they see all of the activity.
Police are expected to brief the media on the training once the afternoon is complete.
The man accused of killing his father at his Carter Road residence near Oak Grove in late 2011 accepted a plea deal in Christian Circuit Court Monday.
56-year old Darrell Tidwell accepted a five year sentence for giving an Alford plea on charges of reckless homicide. Tidwell had been set to go on trial for murder, but the charge was amended down as part of the deal. Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor told WHOP news that the family of the victim, 86-year old Kenneth Tidwell, sided with Darrell Tidwell with the exception of Darrell’s son. An Alford plea means the defendant doesn’t admit guilt, but acknowledges there could be enough evidence to come to a guilty verdict.
The son had contended he didn’t mean to kill his father and that his father’s gun went off during a skirmish, killing the elder Tidwell. Final sentencing is scheduled for June 11 and Darrell Tidwell could be eligible for parole in the near future, considering the time he’s already served.
A Calloway County High School student was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly leaving a bomb threat in the girls' bathroom.
Kentucky State Police and several other agencies were called to the school just before 1 pm in reference to the threat found that said there was a bomb in the building. Students were evacuated from the middle and high schools and the buildings were swept by a K9 unit from the KSP Special Operations Section.
No explosives were found and students were allowed to return to class by around 2:40. The investigation turned up a suspect and the juvenile was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office made an arrest on methamphetamine charges Monday afternoon.
A news release says police were called to a J.H. Mitchell Road residence in Central City to investigate possible drug activity and allegedly found a large sum of cash in addition to illegal drugs and guns.
Police arrested 20-year old Jason Fryar of Frostberg Road, Anton on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana—with both charges enhanced by the Fryar having a handgun in his possession.
The Sheriff's Department seized the drugs, guns and over $5,000 in cash in addition to Fryar's vehicle. He was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center and more charges could be coming.
Governor Steve Beshear put his signature to Senate Bill 15.
The Bryan Durman Act is now a law that honors the Lexington police officer killed by a hit-run driver three years ago. The new law means anyone convicted of manslaughter of a police officer will serve 85-percent of their sentence before parole becomes a possibility.