Martin, TN – The alleged Martin, Tennessee area rapist will not appear in court today as originally planned. According to the Weakley County Clerk's Office, the judge scheduled detainee Bruce Tuck to appear in court today, but revised the court date to later next week. Tuck will appear in general sessions court, and is held without bond.
Louisville, KY – A former soldier sentenced to five consecutive life sentences has filed notice he is appealing his conviction for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the shooting deaths of three of her family members.
Attorneys for former Private First Class Steven Dale Green filed the notice yesterday in U.S. District Court in Louisville, four days after a judge issued the sentence.
Paducah, KY – Paducah city commissioners have introduced an ordinance to buy back the fourth and final home in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood, hoping to spur growth there. The city signed an agreement to buy the home from Brent Lamo over a year ago if it did not sell within six months of its completion. Several buyers have shown interest while the property has been on the market, but no one has closed the deal. The six-month timeline to sell the house ends the 29th of this month. The city will buy it back for about $155,000.
Murray, KY – Murray Mayor H. Thomas Rushing passed away last night while recovering from open heart surgery. Following the onset of an illness over the weekend, Rushing was airlifted yesterday to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Rushing was active in Murray politics for about 30 years before becoming mayor in 2003. In addition to holding elected office, Rushing was employed as a banker for 30 years and a teacher for 10 years. Murray City Director Matthew Mattingly says that as of this morning, funeral arrangements have not been made.
Frankfort, KY – Co-founder of the Blue Dog Democrats, 8th district Tennessee Congressman John Tanner says the healthcare reform bill needs to save money without harming care, solve inefficiencies, help insure care for people with pre-existing conditions and protect employer based healthcare systems. Tanner commented on what he feels should happen during a radio address Monday.