NEWS

August 16, 2017

KSP WELCOMES NEW SUPERVISORS
Kentucky State Police Post 1 has three new supervisors. Lieutenant Brian Duvall, Sergeant Joseph Zalone, and Sergeant Jeffrey McWhorter begin their new assignments at KSP Post 1 today. Duvall is a resident of Murray and has been with the KSP since 2002. Zalone is a resident of Mount Sterling who has been with the KSP since 2010, and McWhorter is a resident of Campton who has been with the KSP since 2001. Lieutenant Duvall will be Post 1’s Operations Lieutenant. Sergeants Zalone and McWhorter will both be relocating to the western Kentucky area and will serve as Squad Sergeants at Post 1.

ACC WANTS SOLAR GLASSES RETURNED
The Angels Community Clinic in Murray is recalling the solar glasses that they had for a fund raiser. Some of the glasses they purchased were from the amazon re-call. The others were certified but when they tried to pull up the certificate the web site was no longer functioning. The Angels Community Clinic does now have official solar glasses. You can return your glasses after 1 pm Wednesday or Thursday morning 8:30-12 and get an official pair of solar glasses. Do not use the prior issued glasses however. The Angels Community Clinic released a statement apologizing, and added that your safety is their top priority.

SAMMONS RECEPTION SET
A welcoming reception will be hosted from 6 to 7 pm Friday for Coy Samons, the new Murray Independent School District superintendent. Prior to the opening season football game between Murray High and Graves County, community members, MISD family, friends, and MISD alumni are invited to stop by in the Murray Middle School library to welcome Samons.

PHONE SCAM IN AREA
Local authorities are warning the public about an automated phone call scam from the number 415-914-1567. According to police, the caller alleges that they are with the IRS and that you are being investigated for fraudulent tax activity. The call is a scam, and you should not return their phone calls or provide them with any personal information. Authorities remind you to never provide any personal information over the telephone to someone who has called you.

MORRIS TO PERFORM AT MSU
Columbia Nashville Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Maren Morris will bring The Hero Tour 2017 to Murray State University’s Lovett Auditorium on October 14. Morris has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences including concert tickets on tour. VIP Experience amenities include a meet & greet with Maren, early venue entry, an exclusive signed poster, and VIP merchandise. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ‘The HEROS Fund’ which benefits fine arts programs and music education in public schools. Supporting the fall leg of the The HERO Tour 2017 is RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, who opened for Morris’ winter/spring SOLD OUT leg of The HERO Tour 2017.

IN AND AROUND KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON—A Kentucky city’s governing body has taken a first step toward removing two Confederate statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council gave initial approval on a voice vote Tuesday to move the statues of Confederate officers John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge to an undetermined location. The proposal still needs further council action. Council members heard more than an hour of public comment on the proposal, with most of it supporting relocation of the statues. The city would still have to ask a state military heritage commission for permission to move the statues. Matthew Heimbach, with the pro-white group the Traditionalist Worker Party, yesterday said the group is looking to come to Lexington “sooner rather than later” to protest in support of the city’s Confederate statues.

LOUISVILLE—Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says there’s a danger in removing all of the state’s links to the Old South. The governor yesterday said hatred and bigotry have no place in Kentucky, but also warned the push to remove the state’s Confederate statues is aimed at “sanitizing history.” Bevin said the people of Kentucky need to learn from their history, so they don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.

FT. CAMPBELL—The festivities get underway today at Fort Campbell to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division. A Division Run starts at 6:30 a.m. at the Division Parade Field. Road closures will be in place along the route from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. covering Tennessee Avenue from 46th Street to 19th Street, rounding Memorial Row and returning north on Kentucky Avenue to Tennessee Avenue. Folding chairs are recommended for spectators and parking is available at Fryar Stadium.

LOUISVILLE—A former high school principal is looking at time in federal prison after his guilty plea to possessing child pornography. Stephen Goodlett pleaded guilty yesterday. Investigators say he took naked images off of a student’s phone while principal at LaRue County High School. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Goodlett also had other naked images of underage girls stored in the cloud. Goodlett will be sentenced on the federal charges in October, and he’s still facing state charges in the case.

LOUISVILLE—Most people bring things home from the Kentucky State Fair. The folks at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services are asking you to drop something off. The cabinet yesterday announced a plan to collect backpacks for foster kids at this year’s fair. Family Service workers are asking fair visitors to donate new backpacks or duffel bags so kids have something to carry their clothes and toys.

POWELL COUNTY—An arrest is made after the discovery of a body in Powell County. WKYT-TV is reporting that a body was found in the apartment of Jeremiah Vaught in Stanton on Monday. He was arrested on charges including abuse of a corpse yesterday. The person’s identity has not been determined yet.

LAUREL COUNTY—The Laurel County Sheriff’s office arrested a man who kidnapped a seven-month-old baby boy then left him in a ditch. Police say Charles Shores of Corbin took the child from his girlfriend at a home on Thea Lane outside of London last night. Shores assaulted his girlfriend then fled with the baby who was found by neighbors unharmed in a ditch. He faces numerous charges including kidnapping and assault domestic violence.

BOWLING GREEN—A woman is facing drug trafficking charges in Bowling Green after a six-month long investigation. WBKO-TV is reporting that police recently arrested Brandon Baize after undercover agents were able to purchase crystal meth from her several times. She was selling drugs out of a business on Barren River Road.

HENDERSON—Police are investigating an incident of several shots being fired in Henderson. WFIE-TV is reporting that shots were fired during an altercation involving several men on Powell Street yesterday evening. Some shots hit a local business. No one was injured.

CLARK COUNTY—Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who has been stealing money from soda machines in Clark County. WKYT-TV is reporting that police have released surveillance photos of the man who has taken money from machines in the Winchester area. Two others may have been with him in a small station wagon.

TENNESSEE—Police in Goodlettsville are continuing to investigate the homicide of a 12-year-old girl. Goodlettsville police told WKRN-TV that the investigation into the death of Yhoana Arteaga was a top priority. She was found in her home on Old Dickerson Pike on Thursday. She died of blunt force trauma.

NASHVILLE—A man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman in a parking garage downtown is in custody. Police say they arrested Amari Ayers yesterday. Surveillance video recorded him in the area of Fifth Avenue where the recent incident occurred.

TENNESSEE—A woman who fled after being charged with theft regarding her employer in Marshall County is now in custody. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that Aleea Nash was arrested in Colorado on Monday. She was charged in July with the theft of about 250-thousand-dollars from a dental office in Lewisburg. She was a receptionist for the office and stole the money over a period of three years.

NASHVILLE—Part of I-40 westbound was reduced to one lane overnight after a crash that involved a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper in west Nashville. WKRN-TV is reporting that the accident happened on I-40 near White Bridge Road last night. I-40 re-opened around midnight. No serious injuries were reported.

NASHVILLE—Officials with Airbnb are estimating revenue from travelers going to Tennessee for the solar eclipse will be about two-point-six-million-dollars. WSMV-TV is reporting that Airbnb will have about 13-thousand customers using their service in the state. The eclipse is Monday.