The man accused of murdering his father near Oak Grove last year appeared in Circuit Court for a bond hearing this morning.
Tom Askew, who is the uncle of 56-year old Darrell Tidwell, testified for nearly a half hour on behalf of the suspect—who was requesting his bond be reduced from 250-thousand dollars.
It took little time for Judge John Atkins to make his decision to leave it the same when testimony was done.
Tidwell is accused in the shooting death of his father, 86-year old Kenneth Tidwell, at the victim’s home on Carter Road last November.
UPDATE: The original HPD citation stated it was Milburn's third DUI in the last five years, but that charge was amended down to DUI 1st in District Court Tuesday after court record revealed no prior DUI convictions during that period.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on DUI charges Monday morning, in addition to drug crimes.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Edward Eastman pulled over 29-year old Adam Milburn on Walnut Street after witnessing him allegedly not using a turn signal.
Officer Eastman writes on the arrest card that he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Milburn’s person and that Milburn admitted to drinking within the last half hour. Milburn also allegedly admitted he had marijuana in his console.
Police say drug paraphernalia, two open beers, an open bottle of rum and two mixed drinks in cups were also found in Milburn’s pickup. Milburn was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and driving with an open container of alcohol.
Christmas is two months from Thursday and the Grand Marshal for this year’s Hopkinsville Christmas Parade has already been announced.
Longtime Christian County Attorney Mike Foster received the honor of being named Grand Marshal and will lead the parade along the usual route from Glass Avenue, to Main Street and south to 15th Street.
The Recreation Department says the parade is set for Saturday, December 1st at 10am and floats will be judged in four different areas.
The technical merit, artistic decoration, and theme adaptation award winners will receive 300 dollars each and the Grand Marshal Award winner will receive 400 dollars.
All parade entries are to donate a new, unwrapped toy when they submit their entry form. All toys received will be given to the Hopkinsville Jaycees to use as part of their gifts at their Jaycees Annual Underprivileged Children’s Christmas Party.
Any group, club, church, school, business or individual wishing to enter should call the Recreation Department at 887-2490 or stop by their office on Thomas Street.
The Todd County Rotary Club’s political forum is set for tomorrow night in Elkton.
Rotary Club member and former Todd County School System Superintendent Mike Kenner says the debates will begin at 6pm in the high school auditorium.
Sixteenth District State Representative Martha Jane King will debate Republican challenger Chris Hightower and 3rd District State Senator Joey Pendleton will face off with Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield.
Questions have already been prepared and more can be submitted from the audience. Kenner says it’s a chance for voters to learn more about the four candidates.
The Rotary forums have always been well-attended in Elkton and Kenner says he hopes this year is even better.
Senator Pendleton represents Todd, Christian and Logan Counties—while Ms. King represents Todd and Logan.
A Cadiz woman was arrested last week for allegedly forging prescriptions.
A news release from the Cadiz Police Department says Officer Scott Brown received information from the Eddyville Police Department that they were investigating 26-year old Candace Mahone of Will Jackson Road, Cadiz for allegedly passing a forged prescription in Lyon County on October 4th.
The prescriptions looked to be from a Hopkinsville doctor who told police he had never treated Ms. Mahone at his office. He also didn’t know how she got his prescription blanks.
Further investigation determined Ms. Mahone had allegedly committed similar crimes by passing forged prescriptions at Hospital Street Pharmacy and Save-On-Drugs in Cadiz to obtain Adderall—though she was refused at Hospital Street when a clerk noticed something unusual about the prescription.
Police also learned she was wanted in Florida for felony fraud and in Virginia for credit card larceny, fraud and forgery. She was booked into the Christian County jail and released on bond the same day.