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Two Simpson relatives to have court date in shooting

FRANKLIN - A Simpson County man and his stepson are accused of attempting to kill a distant relative who had been involved in an ongoing argument with the stepson. Johnnie Alfred Bell, 74, and Christopher A. Yarbrough, 48, both of Franklin, have been indicted on charges of attempted murder and tampe

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 13:30:00

Two Munfordville men arrested on Hart County warrants

The Hart County Sheriff's Office executed warrants on two people Tuesday. David J. Rice, 36, of Munfordville was arrested at the Hart County Judicial Center on a warrant for flagrant nonsupport and persistent felony offender. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Nathan A. Horn,

GLASGOW DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 18:31:00

Report says ex-Mormon official asked woman to expose herself

This July 26, 2017, photo shows the outside of a new Missionary Training Center building during the media day tour seen through a window of one of the MTC buildings in Provo, Utah. The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:30:35

Metcalfe County grand jury returns indictments

A Metcalfe County grand jury recently returned the following indictments: Christopher D. Hollingsworth, 42, of Edmonton was indicted on one count of flagrant nonsupport, a Class D felony, for crimes that allegedly occurred on or about April 1, 2012 through Feb. 28. Travis W. Decker, 30, of Burkesv


Woman indicted for shooting husband in hip

A woman charged with shooting her husband was indicted last week for first-degree assault. Linda K. Belew, 54, also known as Linda Johnson, Linda Helton and Linda Brock, of 251 Hanes Baker Road in Corbin, was named in a single count indictment for first-degree assault. The incident that sent Belew's

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

Kentucky wrongly rejecting families for foster care payments despite ruling, critics say

Paula Grant, a disabled grandmother raising three children removed from a meth home, was excited to learn she might be eligible for foster care payments under a federal court ruling that became final in October. But Grant said she was crushed when Kentucky recently rejected her request for payments

COURIER-JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 15:54:35

Driver, pedestrian hit during funeral procession in Cannon Co. - WSMV News 4

Two people were injured in a crash during a funeral procession in Cannon County on Sunday evening. Eltonevon Johns, 41, was driving his pickup truck east on State Route 96 and had stopped to turn into Milton Cemetery just before 5:20 p.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ashley Beasley was

WSMV - 2018-03-21 18:07:00

Search underway for suspected bridge jumper

As of Wednesday afternoon, rescue personnel were still searching for an individual who allegedly jumped off a bridge in Burnside early Tuesday. Authorities have as of yet declined to release the name of the individual. However, according to Karl Clinard, Public Affairs Officer for the Pulaski County

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 11:15:00

Local woman arrested after foot chase with deputies

A Somerset woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after engaging in a short foot chase with a Pulaski County Sheriff's deputy. Amy N. Meece, 35, of Sulphur Springs Hollow Road, was arrested after officers located her at her residence. As a result of the incident, Meece was charged with first-degree Pos


Two people arrested after fleeing SPD

A pair of arrests by the Somerset Police Department over the weekend serve as a reminder that suspects who run still get caught. The first was a Friday evening arrest where Bobby Inman, 27, of Somerset allegedly led police on a brief vehicle chase before being taken into custody. Inman was arrested


Accused murderer indicted on drug charges

A southern Laurel man accused of the shooting death of his wife earlier this month was indicted by a Laurel grand jury on Friday - but for drug charges from a December arrest rather than for the March 7 murder. Joshua Tate Davenport, 38, of 35 North Florence Road in Corbin, was named in a seven-coun


UPDATE: Horse Cave Police officer terminated; the Chief and another officer suspended without pay

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (WBKO) - An officer with the Horse Cave Police Department has been terminated and the Chief of Police and another officer are suspended without pay. City attorney Patrick Ross says Larry Dale Martin's termination on Thursday is unrelated to the FBI investigation into the police depa


Motorcyclists killed in two vehicle crash

Two motorcyclists were killed in a multi-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. Thursday in Gibson County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 47-year-old Bucky Wells of McKenzie, and 41-year-old Kimberly Cook are dead as a result of the accident. The THP report states that Well


Edmonton man arrested on drug charges

CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) - An Edmonton man was arrested on multiple charges Monday night after a traffic stop. An officer pulled over a car on South Dixie Highway around 10:30 p.m. with one headlight, a cracked windshield and excessive window tint. According to the officer the driver, Jessee Guthrie,


Several arrested on drug charges over the weekend in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Several traffic stops over the last three days lead to drug arrests in Glasgow. During one of two stops on Saturday, an AR-15 and handgun were seen inside a car on East Main Street. A bottle of Gabapentin and a small amount of marijuana was found inside as well. The handgun wa


Glasgow woman arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow woman is facing drug charges after being arrested Sunday. According to a Glasgow Police Department news release, a vehicle driven by Tabatha M. Blakley, 33, was stopped for not having a rear license plate light. It was determined that Blakley was under the influence of drugs after GPD of


Fox arrested, charged with rape

When officers from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office located a missing juvenile unresponsive at the residence of a Keavy man on April 12, 2017, the search was on to find Teddy Lynn Fox. That search ended Friday morning with his arrest off Slate Ridge Road, approximately six miles south of London. A


Sinkhole to close eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County

A sinkhole has created a depression on Interstate 24 eastbound near mile marker 9, and traffic was backed up for about two miles Monday morning. Only one of three lanes of traffic were shut down as of 11 a.m., but all three lanes were to be closed, and all eastbound traffic was to be stopped, as soo


2 McCreary men plead guilty in local court

Two McCreary County men were in Pulaski Circuit Court Thursday to plead guilty in separate cases. James Kenneth Petty, 25, of Pine Knot pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of indecent exposure in connection to incidents occurring in the summers of 2012 and 2013.



Officer Trevor Morrison conducted a traffic stop on East Main Street after seeing the occupants of a vehicle not wearing seat belts. During the stop, Officer Morrison saw an AR-15 rifle in the backseat and a handgun, later confirmed to be stolen, on the dash. During a search of the vehicle, officers