More has been learned about the alleged murder of a child in Hopkins County that resulted in the arrest of an Earlington woman.
Sources say 24-year old Kelley Kirby of Wilson Street, Earlington was the step-mother of the 4-year old boy who died this April after she said he fell while playing on a skate board.
The toddler was in the care of Ms. Kirby alone the afternoon he was injured by whatever happened, and he would die from his injuries at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
A news release from the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation determined the boy’s injuries were not consistent with a fall and that a Grand Jury indicted Ms. Kirby on murder and criminal abuse charges Tuesday, resulting in her arrest.
She remains in the Hopkins County Jail on 250-thousand dollars bond.
Murray State University has learned it will continue hosting Governor Scholars for three more summers.
A news release says Murray State, which operates a regional campus in Hopkinsville, was selected through a competitive bid process that is open to all private and public universities in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program originated in 1983 with a mission to enhance the next generation of civic and economic leaders, while creating models of educational excellence for teachers and students.
Students must apply to be named Governor’s Scholars and they are judge based on their grades, ACT scores, letters of recommendation and other factors. If selected, the student attends a five week summer program at one of the hosting universities at no cost to their families.
Murray State President Doctor Randy Dunn says the school is very excited to know it will be part of the program through 2015.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest today in connection with a murder case involving a toddler.
24-year old Kelley M. Kirby of Wilson Street, Earlington is charged with murder and criminal abuse after sheriff’s deputies initially opened up an investigation concerning the death of a child in April.
The investigation allegedly revealed the child died while under the supervision of Kirby and authorities say investigators were originally told the child was injured in a fall.
Deputies closely involved in the murder investigation reported that the extent of injuries sustained by the child were not consistent with a fall.
The case was presented to the Hopkins County Grand Jury today and an indictment was returned for the arrest of Kelley M. Kirby, who was booked into the Hopkins County Detention Center.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for a few dedicated individuals willing to help out at the organization.
Christian and Trigg County Branch Manager, Melissa Hamilton says volunteers are very important to the organization.
Ms. Hamilton says volunteers are essential in helping disaster victims recover and get back on their feet.
Residents who are interested in volunteering their time with the Red Cross, are urged to contact their local branch.
Trigg and Christian Counties fall under the Mid-West Kentucky branch, which also provides services in Caldwell, Muhlenberg, Todd Counties.
With just a little over a week in Hopkinsville, Salvation Army Captains Mark and Sherry Czanderna say they are adjusting well to their new duty station.
Captain Mark Czanderna says his family received a warm welcome from the community upon their arrival.
Captain Czanderna then went onto describe some of the goals he would like to implement at the local Salvation Army.