3 more arrested in connection with robbery, police shooting
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three more people have been arrested in connection with a robbery and the shooting of a Kentucky police officer.
Hopkinsville Officer Jeremy Davidson was shot in the...
Ky. police officer shot during pursuit; 1 suspect arrested
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a suspect shot and wounded a police officer during a robbery pursuit.
Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner says Officer Jeremy Davidson was shot in the head and arm Monday.
Sumner says two vehicles were involved in a robbery at a Walmart and separate police chases ensued. Davidson had attempted a traffic stop on one of the vehicles when the suspect started shooting. Sumner says Davidson is in good condition at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
HopFed Bancorp: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. (HFBC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Hopkinsville, Kentucky-based company said it had profit of 26 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $11.3 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $8.8 million.
For the year, the company reported profit of $5.7 million, or 91 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $36.4 million.
Amputee on mission to climb St. Louis arch
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Curtis Gill Jr. is ready to pick up his bed and walk.
After losing his right leg to the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma and dealing with depression there after, Gill is on a mission to get his strength back — both physically and mentally — and to show others it's possible to overcome.
Gill has made it his mission to walk all 96 steps to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The AP’s 2018 Kentucky All-State-List
The 2018 Associated Press Kentucky High School All-State first and second teams, as selected by 16 media representatives from across the state:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback — Garrett Dennis, Louisville Male
Running Back — Wandale Robinson, Western Hills
Running Back — Tre Bass, Franklin-Simpson
Wide Receiver — Milton Wright, Louisville Christian Academy
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Bath Co. 81, Rose Hill Christian 32
Butler Co. 76, Elizabethtown 64
Clay County, Tenn. 87, Cumberland Co. 69
Fairview 50, Raceland 46
Georgia School for the Deaf, Ga. 68, Kentucky School F/t Blind 43
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Bishop Brossart 67, Holmes 66, OT
Buckhorn 61, Red Bird 46
Campbell Co. 77, Mason Co. 43
Clinton Co. 72, Pickett County, Tenn. 39
Elliott Co. 104, Lewis Co. 76
Evangel Christian 46, Beth Haven 39
Floyd Central, Ind. 61, Lou. Ballard 56
Hazard 74, Cordia 60
Ironton St. Joseph, Ohio 62, Rose Hill Christian 52
Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah-based Paxton Media Group has bought the Kentucky New Era and four other newspapers.
Taylor Hayes is the publisher-editor of the Kentucky New Era. He said in a news release it was important to his family to keep the Hopkinsville paper in the commonwealth and pass it on to another family.
Reading, ‘riting, newspaperin’: A life spent in journalism
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — He likes having a book in his hands.
"I'm probably biased because my whole life has been about writing and reading and being a newspaperman," observes Rob Dollar of the significance that he attributes to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.
Mom protests teen son’s 10-year prison sentence for robbery
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is protesting her 15-year-old son's 10-year prison sentence for robbery and handgun possession.
Young Kentucky minister reflects on first 5 years as pastor
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking back, the Rev. Cortez R. Miller imagined he would become a pastor at the age of 30, but last Sunday, the 30-year-old celebrated his fifth pastoral anniversary at Moore's Baptist Church.
"It all happened so fast," said the husband and father of three. "I guess it's like when you don't know the decision to make, God will make a decision for you."
Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot after a pursuit.
Police said Wednesday that the man was 44-year-old Damon Christopher Gayheart of Owensboro. Police said he was shot by Trooper Paul Hale, a three-year veteran of state police. Hale was placed on administrative leave, pursuant to policy.
Police said earlier that the trooper was assisting Christian County sheriff's deputies who were called Monday to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
Kentucky trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit.
Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose operator was slumped over the steering wheel.
Western State art studio provides therapeutic asylum
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Windows stained with sheer smears of purple, gold, green and cerulean capture sunlight that shines in on an unexpected floor at Western State Hospital.
Positive mantras and murals are painted on nearly every inch of white wall that outlines the wide-open space that makes up the art studio for patients at the mental health facility.
Second person dies following apartment fire
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died following a Kentucky apartment fire.
Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 22-year-old Andra Pool was pronounced dead at a hospital on Thursday, two days after the blaze at Woodland Heights apartment complex in Hopkinsville.
Police said 25-year-old David Keys of New Albany, Indiana, died at the scene from smoke inhalation.
Man dies in apartment fire, woman in critical condition
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died and a woman was critically injured in a Kentucky apartment fire.
Kentucky State Police said in a statement that fire crews responded Tuesday morning to the blaze at the Woodland Heights apartment complex in Hopkinsville.
Police said 25-year-old David Keys of New Albany, Indiana, died at the scene from smoke inhalation and 22-year-old Andra Pool of Hopkinsville was flown to a hospital, where she is in critical condition.
Girl, 4, drowns at western Kentucky resort park
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a 4-year-old girl has drown in a western Kentucky resort park.
News outlets report that the child drowned Saturday afternoon at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Hopkinsville.
Christian County Emergency Manager Randy Graham says the county's coroner pronounced the girl dead at the scene.
HopFed Bancorp: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. (HFBC) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.7 million.
The Hopkinsville, Kentucky-based company said it had net income of 28 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $11.5 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $9.6 million.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Instead of going dark while their buildings are being remodeled, the directors of the Pennyroyal Arts Council and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are taking the arts and history outside the walls.
Both the Alahambra Theatre and the Pennyroyal Area Museum are closed for months due to construction. The Alhambra reopens this fall and the museum is projected to reopen in next spring.
ELKTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made an appointment to fill an open seat for a county judge-executive.
Democrat Michael Todd Mansfield will take the job as Todd County's top official.
Mansfield is a former bank president who works for an appraisal company in Hopkinsville. He is also a Hopkinsville Community College Foundation board member.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Every year since 1999, Big Jeff — the biggest of the catfish stocked at Jeffers Bend — was able to evade the hooks of young anglers during the annual Take Kids Fishing event in Hopkinsville.
But not this year.
Trey Blanton, 13, caught a 28-inch long fish that had the same markings as the one featured in the Friday edition of the Kentucky New Era. Charles Turner, organizer of Take Kids Fishing, announced that one was indeed Big Jeff.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who was hit by a freight train in Kentucky has died.
WKRN-TV reports that the woman was struck late Sunday night in Hopkinsville. A CSX statement says the train was traveling to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and consisted of three locomotives, 77 loaded rail cars of mixed freight and 34 empty rail cars.
The company says it'll work with investigating Hopkinsville police.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced to decades in prison in the killing of her husband.
The Kentucky New Era reports Jessie L. Goslyn and Jarred Tabor Long were sentenced Wednesday for the 2012 killing of Fort Campbell soldier Vincent Goslyn Jr. Goslyn was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison and Long was sentenced to 30 years.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — What's in a license plate? For one woman, it's raising awareness about Gold Star children and honoring their parents who died while serving the country in the United States Armed Forces.
This past Thursday, Cindy Stonebraker, an advertising employee for the Kentucky New Era Media Group, received the first Kentucky Gold Star Sons & Daughters license plate.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It endured the antics of two cousins who played in its shadow as youngsters, bore witness to the reconstruction of what was once called "Nashville Pike," and during World War II, played host to soldiers who, for a while, were at home in the house built by Ellis and Marybelle Lacy Underwood in the late 1930s.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The case of a Kentucky woman accused in her son's apparent drowning has ended in a mistrial.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a uniformed officer was present when an off-duty officer was fatally shot last month.
State police say Hopkinsville Officer Phillip Meacham was off duty in his personal vehicle March 29 when he saw a vehicle approach with flashing lights. Police said in a statement Monday that Meacham contacted an on-duty supervisor and asked for a uniformed officer to help investigate.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An arrest warrant says a man suspected of shooting a police officer in Kentucky last week had escaped from a halfway house nearly two months earlier.
Suspect in Kentucky officer’s death killed in Tennessee
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting an off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city was found and killed Friday by law enforcement officials in Tennessee.
James K. Decoursey, 35, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was shot and killed after "a brief encounter with law enforcement" in Clarksville, Tennessee, according to Kentucky State Police. The department said Decoursey fatally shot 38-year-old Hopkinsville officer Phillip Meacham on Thursday, then fled the area on foot.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in Kentucky (all times local):
A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city has been killed by law enforcement officials in Tennessee.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city was shot and killed Thursday and authorities were searching for a suspect who fled in a stolen truck, Kentucky State Police said.
State police said Thursday night at a news conference that 38-year-old Hopkinsville officer Phillip Meacham was shot that afternoon and was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Keepsakes give police feeling of security, protection
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Protective gear and weapons may be the some of the most important tools law enforcement officers carry each day, but if you ask some of them, you may find out there are a few things that bring as much peace of mind as their bulletproof vest.
Cadiz woman reconnects with childhood friend on new PBS show
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — "We've gotta find Mary Frances" was just a phrase Reiko Nagumo said at the end of her museum presentations about a childhood friend she lost because of World War II.
Nagumo, now in her 80s and blind, wondered if she would die before reconnecting with Frances — a white girl in her class who befriended her in 1942 when no one wanted anything to do with the Japanese.
New program offers assistance to military women
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tangi Smith has seen them firsthand, the women, oftentimes with children, who are having a difficult time and who are experiencing what Smith describes as that "just kind of life hits you" circumstance.
She recalls finding one woman using the free laundry room at Fort Campbell even though she didn't live in the barracks on post, a requirement for using that facility.
RECALL: Kroger apples recalled due to possible listeria
?Kroger has issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of apples that may potentially be contaminated with listeria. North Carolina is included in this recall.
William "Bill" D. Taylor, of Momence, passed away on Monday (Dec. 18, 2017) at the age of 82.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hayden and Pauline Noel Taylor; two brothers, Wallace Taylor and the Rev. Arrice Taylor, and wife, Donna Rohlman Taylor.
Man sentenced in his sisters’ killings seeks new trial
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on murder charges in his sisters' killings is seeking a new trial and a judge's recusal.
Ex-officer pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct charges
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer who authorities say agreed not to arrest a woman if she would have sex with him has pleaded not guilty.
The Kentucky New Era reports former Hopkinsville police officer Daniel A. Gray was arraigned in court Wednesday.
The 34-year-old is charged with two counts of first-degree official misconduct. His attorney, Rick Boling, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Officials: Kentucky cop agreed not to arrest woman for sex
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in western Kentucky is facing official misconduct charges after agreeing not to arrest a woman if she would have sex with him.
The Kentucky New Era reports State Police have charged former Hopkinsville Police Officer Daniel Gray with two counts of first-degree official misconduct. Gray has resigned.
Man gets 20-year sentence in fatal stabbing of his sisters
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man convicted in the stabbing deaths of his two sisters has been sentenced.
The Kentucky New Era reports Judge John Atkins sentenced 66-year-old Robert Jerry Rogers on Thursday to 20 years on both murder counts, to be served concurrently.
Kentucky man switches from running, rides Natchez Trace 444
CROFTON, Ky. (AP) — Participating in a bike race was just one of those things, something he wanted to do once.
He'd excelled at running in high school and college and continued to run until several years ago, when he hurt his knee. Not much later, Crofton resident Jesse McGuire began searching for something to do so he could stay healthy, and he turned to biking - mountain biking, at first, but eventually, road biking.
Tracing the story of ‘America’s first drive-in liquor store’
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In September 1955, the great-great-grandson of Hopkinsville founding father Bartholomew Wood had a unique idea. He wanted to open a drive-in liquor store — a piece of Hopkinsville history that still sits on the corner of Fourth and Clay streets known as The Copper Still.
The writing on the outside of the building proclaims it as "America's first drive-in liquor store" and it may very well be.