Hopkinsville, KY – Police have identified a Christian County man fatally shot in his home following an autopsy. 58-year-old James Simdon died of multiple gunshot wounds in an apparent home invasion. Kentucky State Police investigators continue to look for suspects in the case. The Kentucky New Era reports Simdon was the former owner of Skyline Liquors in Hopkinsville with a past history of drug trafficking and was the target of an armed robbery at his home about one year ago.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House is poised to vote today on Amanda's Bill, which requires electronic monitoring of some domestic violence offenders. The bill easily cleared a House committee last week, after testimony from Diana Ross, mother of Amanda Ross.
"We recognize that nothing we can do will bring back Amanda. We find Amanda's Bill to be a common sense approach to enhance the ability of other victims to find needed protections," she says.
Dawson Springs, KY – Renovations are underway on Hopkins County homes that received Community Development Block Grants. The Pennyrile Area Development District received the two million dollars in grant funds last year to the homes of low-income residents in Dawson Springs and Morton's Gap. Housing Coordinator Suzanne Arnold says work is underway on six homes in Morton's Gap and bids are out on locations in Dawson Springs. Arnold says the work should be finished within a year.