Christian County, KY

Vehicles hit by gunfire at Woodland Heights Apartments

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after several vehicles were hit by gunfire early Wednesday morning at the Woodland Heights Apartments on Greenville Road. Lt. Scott Smith says the call was received about 6 a.m. and deputies determined five vehicles had been hit by gunfire, with no injuries...
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Oak Grove fatal shooting suspect arraigned

Arraignment was held in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon for Tyron Holt, the man accused in the May fatal shooting death of Gailon Toler in Oak Grove. Holt appeared alongside public defender Rick Sanborne, who entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf and also informed the court they intend to file a motion for bond modification soon. Judge Andrew Self set a pretrial conference several weeks out to give everyone time to file motions and responses accordingly.
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Manslaughter suspect arraigned in Christian Circuit Court

The man charged in connection with a fatal drug overdose in May was arraigned in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon. Jeremy Ryan Smith is charged with second-degree manslaughter and trafficking in a controlled substance—the trafficking charged had been listed on the indictment as a second-offense, but Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jerad Smith informed the court that needed to be corrected to a first-offense. Judge Andrew Self granted the amendment to the indictment and appointed the Department of Public Advocacy to represent Smith.
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Vehicles Damaged In Greenville Road Shooting

A shooting on Greenville Road in Christian County damaged four vehicles Wednesday morning. Christian County Sheriff’s deputies say they were called just after 6 am for a report of shots fired at Woodland Heights. Four vehicles were hit in the shooting. Deputies say at this time they have not found anyone that was injured.

Judge White To Hear Stinson Murder Case

During Wednesday’s Trigg County Circuit Court session, it was revealed that Judge Natalie White will be hearing the case of Landon Stinson — charged with the double murder of 76-year-old Sue Faris and her 28-year-old nephew, Matthew Blakeley. Stinson, lodged in Christian County Jail on a $2 million...

Clarksville Man Charged After Oak Grove Pursuit

A Clarksville man was charged with fleeing from law enforcement after a pursuit in the area of Hugh Hunter Road in Oak Grove Tuesday morning. Christian County Sheriff’s deputies say they attempted to stop a motorcycle driven by Steven Taylor who fled at speeds of 72 mph failing to stop at intersections and passing other vehicles in a residential area. The pursuit ended when the road was blocked by someone backing out of a driveway causing Taylor to have to stop.

Voting Centers Lead Packed Christian Fiscal Court Agenda

Following nearly an hour of discussion regarding the passionate and important subject, the Christian County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a special-called meeting set for 11 o’clock Friday morning — in order to potentially act and approve on more voting machines, the possible return to 31 voting precincts and the increase of poll-worker pay for the county from $200 to $300.The special session will follow any action taken during what will now be a Friday special session of the Christian County Board of Elections.

CCPS opens new school year

Students returned to school Wednesday morning in Christian County and one local principal is expecting big things from her students, faculty and staff. Nichole Poindexter is in her second year as principal at Hopkinsville Middle School and says the first day of school got off to a good start at her building.

Rotary club announces ‘Impact’ program to keep aspiring teachers local

Building upon the Rotary Scholars Program, the Hopkinsville Rotary Club Tuesday announced the launch of Rotary Impact, which will identify high school students who intend to teach after college and pay their way through HCC and the Murray State Hopkinsville campus for four years. Rotary President Andrew Wilson says the...