Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.
15-year old Samara Whitehead of 500 Kraft Street, Clarksville was last seen early Thursday morning.
Officers were flagged down Thursday around 4 a.m. and were told that the teen had left her residence after a family argument and before she left, she allegedly made statements about harming herself.
Police say she also has a history of suicidal thoughts and had previously ran away on Monday, June 11th, but was later found in Oak Grove in the company of a 25-year old man, named Andrew Mesbach.
Samara Whitehead was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green sweater, black footies and is described as a black female, who stands about 5 foot 7 and weighs about 120 pounds with a piercings in her right nose and lower right lip.
Anyone with information about Whitehead’s whereabouts are asked to call 931-645-8477.
Law enforcement officials will once again look for impaired drivers and traffic violators this weekend as part of a multi-state initiative.
Kentucky State Police will be teaming up with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a DUI enforcement initiative starting today and ending tomorrow in an effort to reduce DUI related fatal and injury crashes.
State Police say this high-visibility enforcement effort will include KSP, Indiana State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Michigan State Police, and the West Virginia State Police.
In Kentucky, troopers will focus their efforts on high DUI related crash areas and will conduct sobriety checkpoints and high-visibility saturation patrols in an effort to deter impaired driving.
State Police say there were 123 alcohol related fatal crashes on Kentucky highways last year.
The Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority will be closed next Wednesday, in observance of Independence Day.
HSWA officials say all residential collections for garbage and trash will be one day late starting with Wednesday’s route being serviced on Thursday and ending with Friday’s route being serviced on Saturday.
The landfill and Transfer Station will also be closed on July 4th, but will reopen back to the public on Thursday, July 5th.
Residents with questions concerning the holiday herbie curbie service can contact the HSWA office at 887-6244.
3rd District State Senate Candidate Whitney Westerfield says he was disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care bill.
A news release from the campaign says Westerfield certainly have no objection to saving lives, but he believes the law will do far more damage than good.
He says the legislation increases costs and introduces a new and incredibly complex set of burdensome rules and regulations; and that it creates a tremendous burden on the growth of small businesses which are the lifeblood of our economy.
The former assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney faces incumbent State Senator Joey Pendleton in the November General Election.
Kentucky State Police arrested and charged a McCracken County man this week for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
31-year old Winston Louis Hale is charged with 31 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
State police say Hale was arrested on Monday following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began in January.
A search warrant was executed at Hale’s west Paducah residence on Monday by the KSP Electronic Crime branch and personnel from KSP Post 1 in Mayfield with equipment allegedly used to distribute and possess child pornography seized and taken to the state forensic laboratory for processing.
Hale is accused of sharing images of child sexual exploitation online and state police say most of the images depicted the sexual abuse of children who were less than 12 years of age.
Hale remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail.