Paris, TN – The Paris man who was shot multiple times at his home earlier this month has died. 55-year-old Gary French died at a hospice house in Nashville yesterday morning. An autopsy is scheduled for today. French was shot with a pistol and sustained gunshot wounds to his face, chest and back of the head. The Paris-Post Intelligencer reports a joint-investigation by the Henry County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is ongoing.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville may soon change its law that would make beer sales on Sundays no different than any other day of the week. City Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin is proposing an ordinance that would change the city's standing prohibition on beer sales between 3:00 am until noon on Sundays. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports McLaughlin says the change would increase city revenues.
Mayfield, KY – A trial date is set for a Graves County couple accused of abusing more than seventy dogs. Joanal and Amy Deberry are expected in court to begin their trial disputing 30 animal cruelty charges March 16. The two were arrested last November after dozens of pit bulls were seized at and around their home. The dogs had wounds consistent with dog fighting.
Mayfield, KY – Dr. Dinesh Shah will serve no prison time for practicing medicine without a license. He will instead spend his five year sentence on supervised probation. Shah's attorney has asked the court to consider unsupervised probation, as the former Mayfield doctor plans to move back to India.
Paducah, KY – Paducah business-owner Ronnie James assisted a driver of an SUV on fire on the John Puryear Drive overpass yesterday. James pulled over when he noticed a Jeep Cherokee stopped with its emergency lights flashing and its sole occupant seemingly unaware that fire was shooting from the undercarriage. James told the driver to get out and stopped traffic both ways until emergency responders arrived. He is the owner and operator of James Marine and has been a special deputy for around 14 years.
Tony McVeigh previews upcoming politics of the Fancy Farm Picnic.
Frankfort, KY – If you like spicy barbeque and fiery political oratory, it doesn't get much better than the annual Fancy Farm picnic in far western Kentucky. The 129th picnic is Saturday and Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has a preview.
Mayfield, KY – Graves County will be the focus of a two-day legislative meeting later this week. Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism meetings will showcase the region's economy, local farmers and tourism industry. The Mayfield Grain Company will host these meetings Thursday and Friday.