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Crime
6:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship on Kentucky's "Stand Your Ground" Law

The so called “stand your ground” law cited in the media recently as justification for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is under scrutiny now. Kentucky has a similar law. Where essentially someone could use deadly force against a person who is threatening their life. To help shed more light on this law in Kentucky Chad Lampe spoke with Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship. He serves Calloway and Marshall Counties.

KY Lane Restrictions
11:42 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Kentucky Lane Restrictions

A lane restriction begins tomorrow for work on the US 60 Ledbetter Bridge. Crews will work through April 13th to install a deck expansion as part of ongoing repairs to the bridge.  Highway officials say delays will be less than five minutes. Traffic on Interstate 69 will also see lane restrictions in Caldwell County starting Monday April 9.

Murray State Basketball
4:40 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Canaan Returning to MSU for Senior Year

Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan says he'll return for his senior year after leading the Racers to their best season in school history. Coach Steve Prohm confirmed Canaan's decision to stay today to The Associated Press. Prohm says Canaan decided to return to school after information they gathered showed him as a late first round or early second round pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Canaan, a second-team AP All-American, averaged 19 points for Murray State last season.

Crime
4:37 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Lexington Police Release Letters from Former Governor Nunn to Son

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Lexington Police have released documents chronicling a murder investigation that ended in a guilty plea from the son of former Governor Louie B. Nunn.  The 191 pages includes a 1997 letter from the former governor to his son Steve Nunn saying quote "within my mind and memory, you do not exist.”  Nunn pleaded guilty in June to the September 2009, shooting death of 29-year-old Amanda Ross. He had been engaged to Ross. Nunn is serving life in prison without parole. The documents include interviews with family and friends describing the couple's volatile relationship.

Society
3:04 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hopkinsville Men Convicted for Pill Trafficking

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Two Hopkinsville men will serve prison time for trafficking prescription drugs from Florida to Kentucky. Circuit Judge Andrew Self sentenced 24-year-old Cary Alder and 26-year-old Scotty Highsmith to ten and fifteen years respectively. The two men are suspected of transporting more than 3,000 Oxycodone pills by mail.  27-year-old Peter Nibert of Pasco County, Florida was also convicted in connection to the case.

Crime
8:59 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Judge Hears Testimony on Graves County Shooting

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Prosecutors say a drug deal gone wrong was the motive for a shooting in Graves County last week that left two dead and one injured. At a preliminary hearing yesterday, Graves County Sheriff’s Detective Brad Smith testified that witnesses said Ashley Lambert of Dublin took money from Jacob Carder and Kenon Andrews to purchase methamphetamine for them. A week later, Lambert had neither the drugs nor the money, so Carder and Andrews confronted her. The incident left 25-year old Lambert, 22-year old Jonathon Cagle, and 18-year old Whitley Moore shot in the head. Only Moore survived.

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Society
11:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Calloway Co 3rd healthiest KY county

Calloway County is the third healthiest county in Kentucky according to a new online report from The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Crime
3:55 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Teen Beaten in Gang Initiation

Police in Hopkinsville have arrested eight middle school students accused of beating a 15-year old boy. Hopkinsville Police Officer Paul Ray says an investigation found the beating was part of a youth gang initiation. The incident took place on March 22nd. Ray says the boy didn't immediately tell his parents and it was a day or two before he was treated. And when his parents discovered what happened, they called police. Ray says the attack occurred after school and not on school grounds. The accused teen are being held at a youth detention center in Paducah. 

Animal Health
3:55 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Veterinarian Says Cases of Distemper in Dogs on the Rise

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The canine distemper virus among Hopkins County dogs is on the rise. Dr. Monroe Slaton of Madisonville Veterinary Clinic doesn’t usually see cases of the respiratory virus which causes fever, loss of appetite and nasal discharge.  He attributes the rise in the rate of distemper to new dog owners neglecting to get their pets vaccinated. Slaton says most of the cases are coming from people who have adopted dogs from animal shelters.  The disease spreads to dogs by air, contact, and water.

Society
3:36 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Henry County Fair Association Appoints New Director

Henry County Fair Association has appointed its first executive director. Larry Ray previously served as the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. A volunteer board previously governed the fair association. Ray will primarily manage the Henry County Fair Grounds.  Ray's first task in his new position is promoting and marketing facilities for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry which kicks off April 21st.

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