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Man Charged After Pursuit In Hopkinsville

A Pembroke man was charged after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in Hopkinsville Thursday morning. Christian County Sheriff’s deputies say they attempted to stop 26-year-old Demetrius Henderson on Braden Street for having the wrong license plate on his vehicle and he fled at speeds of 89 mph.
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Charges Modified In Princeton Road Double-Fatal Crash

The Christian County Grand Jury handed down a modified indictment Friday against a Crittenden County man charged in a 2019 fatal traffic wreck that claimed the lives of a Cerulean woman and her 11-year-old daughter. 37-year-old Robert Jackson of Marion was initially indicted on two counts of reckless homicide and...
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PPD: 22 people indicted for Webster County drug bust

WEBSTER CO., Ky. (WEHT) – The Providence Police Department (PPD) reported that twenty-two people involved in a drug trafficking incident at the Webster County Detention Center have now been indicted. PPD says on June 23, a Webster County Grand Jury convened in a special meeting where Officer Eric Elder presented an investigation into an organized […]

Princeton City Council accepts bids, approve of hiring individual for Housing Authority

The Princeton City Council accepted multiple bids at a special meeting on June 23rd for the city’s ball field project. City Clerk Cory Willett reports Mallinson Quarry’s bid for rock was accepted upon Department of Natural Resources approval and verification of business license and proper insurance. The bid was for $10.50 for a one-inch base per ton and $12.50 for a 1-1/4-inch rock per ton. Mallinson’s bid was the lowest of the two. The other bid came from Norris Quarries.

Preliminary hearing held for Glass Avenue armed home invasion suspect

One of the suspects charged in connection with a recent armed home invasion of Charles “Birddog” Paige has had his charge amended and sent to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Friday morning. Eighteen-year-old Korey Zivotin appeared alongside defense attorney Jason Holland and Hopkinsville Police Department Detective...

Woman Charged In Hopkinsville Shooting

A Hopkinsville woman has been charged after a shooting on East 18th Street near Woodmill Road in Hopkinsville Wednesday morning. Hopkinsville Police say they were called to the area after 45-year-old David Powell showed up at Jennie Stuart Medical Center with gunshot wounds and 28-year-old Taraneisha Quarles of Hopkinsville called reporting an altercation.

Western Kentucky State Fair opens Friday

The Western Kentucky State Fair opens Friday evening and runs through Saturday, July 2, at the fairgrounds off of Richard Street. Drew Exposition provides the carnival rides, games and food for the midway, and arm band specials ranging from $15 to $25 give fair-goers access to unlimited rides each day. Several civic groups also serve concessions in the area between the midway and the grandstands.

PHOTOS – Franklin Duelers 16 Hoptown Hoppers 11

The Franklin Duelers put up six runs in the top of the ninth inning to outscore the Hoptown Hoppers 16-11 Friday night at Tiger Field in Hopkinsville. It was the fifth straight loss for the Hoppers, who overcame a 9-2 deficit to take an 11-10 lead to the ninth inning.

Several Acres Burned In Crofton Field Fire

A field fire on William Lile Road in Crofton burned several acres of land Thursday afternoon. Crofton Firefighters say 25 acres of land were burned but they were able to quickly extinguish a combine keeping the damage to a minimum. Crofton Fire Department was assisted by Westside and Lacy fire...

Arraignment held for East 18th St. shooting suspect

Arraignment was held Thursday morning in Christian District Court for the woman charged in an early-Wednesday morning shooting incident on East 18th Street. Hopkinsville police allege 29-year old Taraneisha Quarles of Hopkinsville shot 45-year old David Powell four times with a pistol, causing injuries that sent him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Quarles, who lived in the same home with Powell, reportedly told police she shot him because she believed he was reaching for a bow.

Duelers Use Big 9th Inning to Extend Hoppers Skid to 5

The Franklin Duelers spoiled Hoptown’s rally with a six-run ninth inning and sent the Hoppers to their fifth-straight setback Friday night. Hoptown battled back from a 9-2 deficit to take an 11-10 lead to the ninth, but the first-place Duelers still left Hopkinsville with their third-straight win. Four walks...

Highway 41 Yard Sale underway

The Highway 41 Yard Sale is underway and continues through Saturday afternoon. Jane Meacham has her annual multi-family yard sale set up on Madisonville Road just north of Hopkinsville and says she sees a lot of the same people each year. Sales are set up along 41 in the Hopkinsville,...


(CARLYLE) A Hopkinsville, Kentucky man, who went on a two-state crime spree after murdering a Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy on I-64, now faces 30 criminal counts in Clinton County Court in connection with a kidnapping and home invasion that brought the ordeal to an end in rural Carlyle. The charges allege that on December 29th of last year, Ray Tate secretly confined two persons against their will at a residence in rural Carlyle while armed, plus he’s also accused of discharging the firearms. The 30 counts include nine of Class X aggravated kidnapping, four of Class X home invasion, three of residential burglary, one of aggravated possession of a stolen firearm, three of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one of aggravated battery, six of aggravated unlawful restraint, and three of reckless discharge of a firearm. Tate previously plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for charges stemming from the murder of Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley. Tate has since filed a handwritten motion from his cell at the Menard Correctional Center seeking to withdraw his guilty plea and that his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole be vacated due to coercion and threats by police, no adequate representation, and for not being competent. A hearing on the motion will be held next Tuesday, June 28th, at the Wayne County Courthouse in Fairfield.

Western Kentucky State Fair Kicks Off 71st Year

The annual Western Kentucky State Fair kicks off its nine-day run today at the fairgrounds. Tony Meacham with the fair board said a lot of work has been completed this week to get the fair off and running. Meacham said the first night is mostly a soft opening and a...