Burgin, KY – Authorities are reviewing security tapes and interviewing inmates at a Kentucky prison after a fiery riot last week. The event injured 16 people and left the lockup in ruins. Investigators are looking at whether racial tensions at Northpoint Training Center at Burgin, Kentucky, may have triggered the riot. Facility administrators have moved 700 inmates from the prison, located about 30 miles southwest of Lexington.
Williamsburg, VA – About fifty percent of the nation's power comes from coal, but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says more money needs to go into clean coal research. The governor also worries a climate change bill approved earlier this year by the U-S House of Representatives doesn't evenly distribute the costs of converting to cleaner energy sources.
"Those of us that produce energy for the rest of the country are concerned that most of those costs right now that are being discussed . . . it seems that they want to put that on us."
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and representatives from the city of Clarksville are planning to discuss improvements to a dangerous intersection. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports 23 wrecks have occurred at the Edmondson Ferry Road Bypass. At least four deaths have resulted from the crashes. City Councilman Geno Grubbs called for a meeting to discuss improvements to the area after several constituents expressed concern. TDOT officials and Clarksville council members meet September second.
Paris, TN – The Paris downtown court square has been selected as the "Official Best Court Square" in Tennessee by a Nashville television program. The program called "Official Best Of" will feature the court square and areas immediately surrounding it. There will also be 11 other Tennessee attractions featured on the Sunday afternoon airing on WKRN Channel 2. Henry County Alliance CEO Carl Holder says the Tennessee River Resort Act funds made the square's television appearance possible.
Graves County, KY – The case against a former Livingston County middle school teacher who faces voyeurism charges may go to trial later this month. Mayfield Police found 51 year old Steve McCuiston hiding under bleachers at a Graves County High School basketball game in February allegedly filming up cheerleaders' skirts. McCuiston faces charges of voyeurism, tampering with physical evidence, eavesdropping and disorderly conduct. At a pretrial conference this morning court officials set a trial date for September 28th, unless a plea agreement is reached earlier.
Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville coroner's office officials will soon release toxicology tests on a father and son found dead last Friday. The Kentucky New Era reports a woman found 52-year-old David Wright and 18-year-old Joe Wright unresponsive in their home Friday. Authorities believe the men died that day. Both had a history of substance abuse, and prescription medication filled the day before was missing from the home. Authorities do not believe anyone else was involved. An investigation into the deaths is ongoing.