08-29-14 A Lincoln County woman who admitted to killing her husband in his sleep will spend 15 years behind bars. On Friday, Tamara Richie pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to first degree manslaughter. Investigators say that Richie shot her husband, David Richie, in their Waynesburg home nearly two years ago. Police said she kept the body in the home for three days before a relative discovered the victim and called police.
08-27-14 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office responded to a non-injury collision involving a Pulaski County school bus Tuesday. At approximately 7:24 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to Dahl-Elrod Road in eastern Pulaski County. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 2002 Toyota Corolla driven by Roger Johnson, 48, of Shopville Road was north bound approaching a curve in the road. Johnson's vehicle was across the center line when he met the school bus. The bus, driven by Darla Mink, 41, of Public Road, attempted to avoid the collision. However, Johnson lost control of his Toyota and skidded into the left side of the bus. The bus was carrying seven elementary students- none of which were injured. Neither of the drivers were hurt in the collision.
08-26-14 A joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the Kentucky State Police and the Department of Fish and Wildlife has resulted in the confiscation of 51 marijuana plants from a western Pulaski County cornfield. On Saturday a KSP trooper assigned to Pulaski County received infomation information that marijuana was growing in a corn field off Buchanan Road west of Nancy. The trooper teamed up with the Sheriff's Office Air Unit and flew over the area where the plants were reported to be growing. After spotting the plants, sheriff's deputies and units from the Department of Fish and Wildlife walked into the cornfield and eradicated the plants. The persons responsible for growing the marijuana have not been identified.
08-22-14 An estimated 100-people gathered for a prayer vigil Thursday night at Campbellsville University for four firefighters who were injured earlier in the day. The firefighters were on a ladder-truck helping the school's marching band with an "ice bucket challenge." Investigators said the the firefighters had just finished dousing the students with cold water and were lowering the ladder when they were shocked by electricity. There were two firefighters up on the ladder and two others in the main part of the fire truck. The Campbellsville Police Chief said the ladder never actually touched the power lines, but it carried such high voltage that it could shock anyone close to it. Fire Captain Tony Grider, 41, and Simon A. Quinn, 22, were on the ladder. Grider was listed in critical condition and Quinn was listed as stable. Fire Captain Steve Marrs, 37, and Alex Johnson, 28, were also injured.
08-21-14 A Somerset man has been arrested on stolen property charges. On August 14, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen motorcycle from a residence on Piney Grove Road in eastern Pulaski County. On August 20, the owner of the bike discovered his bike for sale on the lot of Lake Cumberland Auction on Highway 27 in Tateville. An investigation by the Sheriff's Office identified the suspect that brought the motorcycle to the auction. Jerry W. Reynolds, 28, of West Street, Somerset was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500. Reynolds was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
08-20-14 Former Southwestern High School football coach, Dale Anderson, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to charges that he sexually abused a former student over 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. Anderson was arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court. Before taking the head football coaching job at Southwestern, Anderson taught at Saint Raphael Elementary School in Louisville. Anderson is accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student there for three years, while the student was between the ages of 11 and 14. A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for September 4, in Louisville.
08-19-14 A Pulaski County man is facing an attempted murder charge after investigators say he shot several times at his own brother. The victim, James Abbott, took cover inside his home on Young Road Sunday night and made a call to 911. Abbott told the 911 dispatcher: "You need to send an officer right now, my brother's out here shooting a gun." The shooter was identified as the caller's own 44-year-old, brother, Rodney Abbott. James Abbott told 911 that his brother had kicked the door of his home and then broke out some glass trying to get inside. The suspect eventually fled the scene but a constable was able to arrest Rodney Abbott a short time later.
08-18-14 A Pulaski County man was en route to the hospital for a medical emergency Saturday when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in a crash. Don Turner, 57, of Science Hill, was rushed to the hospital after the wreck, where he died. There were no indications of major injuries to Turner. The Pulaski County Coroner's Office conferred with the medical staff at the hospital and ruled that his death was the result of the prior medical emergency and not from injuries in the wreck. Turner's wife told investigators she was driving south on Pine Hill Road when she met another vehicle driving on her side of the road. When she swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle she lost control of her own vehicle, hitting an earthen embankment. Genevieve Turner was not injured in the accident.
08-15-14 A Golden Alert has been issued for 70-year-old James Woods of Science Hill. Police say Woods told family members Wednesday night that he was going to hitchike to to Florida. He hasn't been seen since Thursday morning. Investigators say someone took a picture of Woods along Highway 80, appearing as if he was waiting on a ride. Woods reportedly is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease.