Clarksville Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting on Ranch Hill Drive early Sunday morning.
A news release identifies the murder victim as 23-year old Miles Hendrick. Sgt. Chuck Gill says Hendrick is originally from Morganfield, Kentucky.
Hendrick was shot to death and two other people were assaulted in the incident that happened around 3:13 at 727 Ranch Hill. Sgt. Gill says anyone with information on the murder should call Clarksville Police. Detectives believe multiple suspects were involved.
A western Kentucky member of the General Assembly who chairs the House State Government Committee says lawmakers must get legislative redistricting done this summer to avoid the court system doing it for them.
A week-long special session begins Aug. 19 and 15th District State Representative Brent Yonts says it appears they will count federal prisoners in the census data to redraw the boundaries.
Representative Yonts says a lawsuit is making its way through the court system and a judge could draw the maps, if the General Assembly doesn't.
The House did not use the federal prisoner data when it redistricted this year, but that bill became a moot point when the Senate chose not to act. Yonts would have lost his portion of Christian County under that legislation. He currently represents all of Muhlenberg and portions of Hopkins and Christian.
Alcohol was allegedly a factor in a single-vehicle wreck on North Elm Street Saturday morning that sent the driver first to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and then to jail.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 43-year old Keith Jerome West of the city was southbound around 12:40 when he ran off the roadway and hit a utility pole at the intersection with West 1st Street.
West moved his vehicle, before getting out and walking away from the scene. When officers made contact with him, they say they smelled an odor of alcohol on his person. The arrest citation says he admitted to drinking one beer, but that a preliminary breath test showed West was under the influence.
West was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He was then arrested and charged with aggravated DUI.
Three people went to the hospital following a wreck on West 7th Street in Hopkinsville Friday afternoon.
The incident happened around 4:30, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 24-year old Krista North was attempting to turn out of the West 7th McDonalds and was waved into traffic by a motorist.
Ms. North proceeded onto the roadway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by 40-year old Christina Lahee of Hopkinsville in the passenger side. Ms. Lahee and her two passengers, 38-year old Harry White and 39-year old Jesse Brown of Hopkinsville, were all taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of possible shoulder and chest injuries. Ms. North was not hurt.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A Canton Street home was broken into while a resident was out of town.
Hopkinsville Police investigated Friday at 1735 Canton, where Ciera Teal told officers somone forced their way inside and took a flat screen television, DVD player, full sized bed, couch, love seat, bunk bed, clothing, table and a futon.
Total valued of the stolen items is listed at $1,200 and no suspects are listed on the report.