Kentucky State Police arrested a youth minister from Danville, Kentucky Tuesday after the mother of a under aged girl discovered inappropriate text messages and emails.
29-year old Jonathan David Hall of Denmark Drive is charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.
KSP initially received information on the case from Lexington Police after they were contacted by the mother of a 15-year-old girl, who discovered the inappropriate communication.
During questioning, the teenage girl told detectives that she began communicating with the unknown male after he texted her cell phone looking for another girl and claimed to be an 18-year-old college student named Zachary Blight Carter.
State Police say they were able to determine Hall was the man corresponding with the teen and after police executed a search warrant and allegedly found other nude photos of juvenile girls.
Police say the other juveniles reside in at least three other states and that the investigation into the incident remains ongoing with additional charges pending against Hall, who remains lodged in the Boyle County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.
Anyone with information about a person using the alias Zachary Blight Carter is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (502)782-9769.
The woman who has led St. Luke Free Clinic for the last few years has announced she will be leaving next week to spend more time with family.
Betsy Bond says her resignation will be effective next Thursday and that she has truly enjoyed her tenure as director.
Ms. Bond says she sees a positive future with some challenges for St. Luke, but believes the clinic will be just fine.
A search will soon begin to find a replacement for Ms. Bond, who says she will likely try to grow the organizing business she owns.
Hopkinsville Police Officers will be among those attending the funeral of a fallen officer in the Kentucky town of Hodgenville.
Forty-three year old Mark Taulbee was pursuing a suspect early Sunday when he lost control of his cruiser and crashed. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral service in the city just east of Elizabethtown and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse says the support from the Commonwealth is no surprise to him.
Mayor Cruse is scheduled to speak at the noon Friday funeral and says police are always in danger when protecting their community.
The mayor described Officer Taulbee as a very good man who took his job seriously.
There could be another significant groundbreaking ceremony this fall in Hopkinsville, as more work could get started on the Rails to Trails project.
Mayor Dan Kemp says he anticipates a ground-breaking for the sometimes controversial project in the coming weeks.
The Mayor says the city will be seeking donations from the public to complete the project in the future and he believes there is plenty of public support to get a good start in the near future.
The rail will be completed section by section, with portions opening to the public as they are completed until the entire project is complete. A date for a groundbreaking ceremony has not been announced.
One of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week has been arrested, thanks to the help of an anonymous tipster.
Crime Stoppers Coordinator and Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 31-year old Martha P’Pool was arrested at a home in the 9-thousand block of Princeton Road by Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Eddie Frye.
P’Pool was wanted on second degree burglary charges and the tipster will receive a cash reward.