State Police in Calloway County arrested a man Friday night who allegedly led troopers on a chase that ended with a wreck.
KSP says Trooper David Dick observed a vehicle on Sherman Road in Calloway County with a broken taillight around 9:40pm and attempted to pull it over. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year old Kenton Doran of New Concord, made a left turn on Kline Trail before turning left on Shannon Creek Road.
Police say Doran failed to negotiate a curve and ran into a tree. Doran was then arrested and charged with his second DUI in the last five years, first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing from police, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving and other traffic offenses.
Officials with Murray State University say they plan on having a Spike Lee Film Festival later this month.
The film festival is scheduled to take place Monday, January 28th through Saturday, February 2nd in the Curris Center on Campus with the event to lead up to the 2013 MSU Presidential Lecture Series that features Lee speaking on America Through My Lens.
Officials say on Monday, January 28th, a Red Carpet Reception will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by a showing of Inside Man at 7:15 p.m. in the Curris Center Theater.
A showing of Get on the Bus will also take place at the Curris Center Barkley Room on Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 7:15 p.m.
Officials say the last two films in the festival will both be shown in the Curris Center Theater — “Do the Right Thing” on Friday, February 1st at 10:30 p.m. and School Daze on Saturday, February 2nd at 11:30 p.m.
Spike Lee is scheduled to speak on Monday, February 4th 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium.
The MSU President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring the Spike Lee Film Festival.
All events are free and open to the public.
Over the next few months, soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will be returning home from their nine-month deployments from Afghanistan, while hundreds of other soldiers are preparing to go to the war.
Most recently, soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team returned home from their deployment, just in time for the holidays.
Deputy Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick gave an update about the brigade’s activity now that most of the soldiers are back on U.S. soil.
Four people were booked into the Christian County Jail today after Kentucky State Police and the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office discovered a Methamphetamine lab at a residence.
28-year old Michael Overbaugh, 38-year old Jeffery Robertson, 36-year old Brian Rogers, and 20-year old Sierrah Mathis, all of Bakers Court, Cadiz were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Kentucky State Police and the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of a possible wanted person at a residence on Bakers Court.
When police arrived on the scene, a man came out of the back door and officers were able to smell ammonia coming from inside the residence.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence, where officers discovered two active meth labs in the residence.
The water level at Lake Cumberland is expected to rise over the summer.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it plans to raise the level of Lake Cumberland this summer by 20 feet, which is a year ahead of schedule as it nears completion of repairs on Wolf Creek Dam.
Governor Steve Beshear stated this is great news for tourists, boaters, fishermen and the marinas and other businesses in the Cumberland Lake area, the early completion of the work at Wolf Creek Dam will help bring back much-needed jobs in this area.
Before raising the level, a safety team will a conduct a review of a new barrier wall that is near completion to ensure it meets safety standards.
In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lowered the level of Lake Cumberland by 40 feet to ease pressure on the structure.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Assistant Fisheries Director, Gerry Buynak, stated the higher water level will result in a ‘new lake’ fish population boom, with very good spawns of fish such as bass and crappie expected.
Officials with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife plan to stock 150,000 more walleyes and 150,000 more striped bass than normal this year and will altogether add 1 million walleye and striped bass to the lake this year to give fishing a boost.