Law enforcement in Eastern Kentucky say 21 year old Dalton Stidham was the sole gunman in yesterday’s shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College. Hazard police say Stidham turned himself in after he shot and killed 20 year old Caitlin Cornett and 53 year old Jackie Cornett. A minor who was injured is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at a University of Kentucky hospital. Police believe the shootings were part of a domestic dispute between Stidham and Cornett.
Police believe a shooting in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college that left two people dead and a juvenile wounded may have been the result of a domestic dispute.
In the wake of last week's shooting death of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed.
Governor Steve Beshear has asked Kentuckians to join a moment of silence for the Sandy Hook school shooting victims of Newtown, Connecticut. The moment is Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. local time. Houses of worship and other buildings with bells may sound out 26 times, one ring for each victim killed at the school. The moment of silence was first declared by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.
A federal appeals court moved a hearing date for Michael Carneal, who was convicted of the 1997 Heath High School shootings. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has moved the hearing from Oct. 10 to Dec. 5. They will decide if Carneal waited too long to withdraw his guilty plea. A federal judge in Paducah ruled last year that Carneal could have acted sooner. Carneal is serving life in prison for killing three Heath High School classmates and wounding five others. He will be eligible for parole after 25 years.