Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that a Christian County man was convicted of having child pornography.
A Christian County jury found former Fort Campbell soldier, 27-year-old Michael Myers of Oak Grove guilty yesterday on 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, which is considered to be a Class D felony.
The jury also recommended a sentence of one year per count to run concurrently.
Myers will also be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 20 years.
The case against Myers was the result of an undercover investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit in September of 2009.
A Christian County grand jury indicted Myers in January of 2010.
Myers will be sentenced on December 5, 2012.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations and seized approximately 350,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
A Murray Police Officer and the resident of an apartment were taken to the hospital after a fire Tuesday morning.
The blaze happened just before 3:30, according to Murray Police, who say Officers responded to a call of a fire with a resident calling for help at 1401 North 16th Street.
When Officers Charles Holland, Jay Herndon and Josh Burkeen arrived, they entered the residence and located 63-year old Emma Pritchett through dense smoke. Fire-fighters arrived just as they found her and took her outside.
Ms. Pritchett was taken to Murray Calloway-County Hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Cetner. Officer Holland was treated for smoke inhalation at the local hospital.
A theme for the 2013 Christian County Relay for Life has been announced.
A news release from spokesman Brandon Burke says the relay committee recently met and decided on “Don’t Play Games With Cancer” as the theme for next year’s event.
Early bird registration for the relay begins October 25th at the Hampton Inn from 3:30 until 6:30, with a committee meeting to also take place that evening.
There will also be a Relay for Life booth at this weekend’s Women’s Show at the Bruce Center from 10 until 6 Friday and 8 until noon Saturday. Relay for Life cancer survivor sign-ups will take place both days.
There will also be a Relay for Life ribbon cutting in front of the E.C. Green Cancer Center at noon on October 29th.
The Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise is reminding residents about its trash collection procedures.
A fax from the agency says no personal cans, nor will anything outside of a container be picked up by collectors.
If your dumpster won’t hold all of your garbage, the enterprise says you can request an additional container for four dollars a month. Residents are also reminded to not place anything other than household garbage in the dumpster and to bag all contents that are in the container.
Anyone with questions about the procedures should call the Solid Waste Enterprise at 887-6245.