Alayna Adair Amy Dye
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of the former local social worker accused of mishandling the case of 3-year old Alayna Adair—who would ultimately die from alleged abuse from her father.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has issued a news release saying a warrant has been issued against 41-year old Donna Monroe Currey of Elkton, with a 10-thousand dollar cash only bond for tampering with public records charge.
Attorney General Conway says the case was looked into by his Department of Criminal Investigations and that Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor will prosecute on the Class D felony charge punishable by up to five years in prison.
He says Ms. Currey was the on-call social worker June 13th of last year when the initial allegations of abuse against the young girl came in to the Cabinet’s Abuse Hot Line. As previously reported, Conway says Currey is accused of making false reports of her activity in the “Continuous Quality Assessment” she was to have kept up with.
It’s been widely reported that Ms. Currey logged a visit with the child and father that she never made.
Attorney General Conway says he got involved after being referred the case by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in November of last year.
Ms. Currey was also the social worker assigned to the case of 9-year old Amy Dye of Todd County when she worked at the Elkton office, though she has never been charged with any legal wrongdoing in that case. State files show allegations of abuse against Amy’s other older brother and adopted parents—some of which were substantiated—with all three family members also never facing charges.
18-year old Garrett Dye—Amy’s youngest brother—is in prison after pleading guilty to murdering her last year. He is appealing that conviction on the premise that his confession should have not been allowable in court.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying an armed robber.
Clarksville Police say this morning around 9:45 a white male entered the Big Lots store located at 10-41 South Riverside through the front doors and displayed a handgun and demanded cash from ones of the clerks.
Police say the suspect then fled from the store on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
The man was last seen on the back side of the store walking on Forest Street and is described as a white male in his late 20s, approximately 6’, thin build, dark ball-cap with a New York Yankees emblem on it, wearing a black jacket, striped shirt, tan cargo shorts, with a thin and light colored beard and dark colored sneakers.
Police are urging anyone who has information about the suspect to contact 931-645-8477.
Detective Josh Jobe is the lead investigator on the armed robbery case.
Most can agree that combat can take a toll on the mind and body and that small things residents may take for granted, like talking to a friend is something soldiers rely on to pull them through any tough situation.
Fort Campbell’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the local post’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is gearing up for mass training next month at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana and soldiers assigned to that unit recently enjoyed some down time playing golf with comrades to prepare for the tough training.
Sergeant First Class Michael Ashbaugh says the bonds between combat buddies will last a life-time and could not be put into words.
According to Sergeant First Class Ashbaugh, positive memories made with friends helps soldiers cope better with the stresses of war and being away from family.
The 1-32nd Regiment will be among other units at Fort Polk for about a month and military officials say the training soldiers receive at the Louisiana post will test them on their knowledge of previous training exercises.
The Hopkinsville Jeffers Bend Steering Committee will be hosting its 5th annual Dinner by the River fundraiser this weekend and tickets are still available to attend the event.
Committee member Matt Snorton talks about when the annual dinner will take place.
The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court program is always in need of financial support from the public and area organizations due to the lack of state funding in recent years.
Christian County Sheriff’s Detective Steve Tucker says it takes about $60,000 to operate the program and that half of the funding supports the salary of a coordinator.