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Shannon M. Brown, 42, and Othel Floyd Webster, 46, both of Cerulean, were indicted Friday in Christian Circuit Court on two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), third-degree criminal mischief, possession of paraphernalia, third-degree criminal trespa…

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Henry C. Kiernan, 33, of Locust Grove Road, was sentenced to 12 months for third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 12 years for incest (victim under 18 years of age), five years for three counts of third-degree sodomy and five years for first-degree sexual abuse to be served concurrently.

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Judge John Atkins set a July 13 trial date Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for a woman accused of DUI-murder.

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A Madisonville man facing two counts of attempted murder in connection with an April 7 shooting on Moelight Drive received a pretrial date during an arraignment Tuesday in Christian Circuit Court.

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Charles E. Daniel, 32, Pembroke Road, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Xanax), two counts of …

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James J. Stewart, Jr., 47, Riverview Drive, was indicted Friday in Christian Circuit Court on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, theft by unlawful taking (over $500), theft by unlawful taking (under $500), no insurance, two …

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Aliciana C. Rangel, 25, Cunningham Avenue, Cadiz, was indicted Friday on charges of theft by unlawful taking (over $500), first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree criminal mischief, driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance with aggravator, no driver’s licen…

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Christian Circuit Court Judge John Atkins set a pre-trial conference and jury trial Wednesday for Timothy J. Brown, 30, Hopkinsville, who is facing the charge of attempted murder in relation to the shooting of Robert Fleming.

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Chase M. Cooper, 25, Elkton, was sentenced Wednesday to four years imprisonment with credit for time served in addition to a $425 fine for first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding 26 mph over the limit, two counts of disregarding a traffic light, failure to or improper si…

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Daniel S. Aryerty, Union City, Georgia, was indicted Friday on charges of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.), driving under the influence and no tail lights.

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The trial of Lori Little, accused of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault, continued briefly Tuesday until power outages prompted Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self to adjourn the proceedings until this morning.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ruling that a fraternity house should be considered a private residence, Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a college student’s drug conviction after campus police entered without a search warrant and were pointed to his room, where they found marijuana.

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A woman who allegedly left her child home alone in December was indicted Friday in Christian Circuit Court for first-degree wanton endangerment.

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A Bahama Drive man was sentenced this week in Christian Circuit Court to serve seven years in prison for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and other offenses, according to Christian Circuit Court records.

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A 22-year-old Southwind Drive man pleaded guilty to amended sex charges involving a 13-year-old girl and was placed on five years’ probation.

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Two people were indicted Friday on first-degree robbery charges stemming from allegations they used a stun gun on an Oak Grove Wal-Mart loss prevention officer.

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A defense attorney seeking to have a murder charge against his client reduced to first-degree assault was rebuffed Monday in Christian District Court after the judge decided that a detective’s testimony still showed probable cause she was complicit in Demario Bennett’s killing earlier this month.

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A Hopkinsville man who violated the conditions of his release by going on an impromptu vacation to Florida ahead of his trial on gun charges cut a deal with the commonwealth on Monday to avoid a significantly longer prison sentence.

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A Stateline Drive man pleaded guilty to kicking down the door of a Trevor Lane home in July and was sentenced to 17-and-a-half years because he had prior felony convictions as well as the new burglary charge.

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The commonwealth’s attorney appointed as a special prosecutor in the wake of a Christian County Jail embezzlement case said he’s still waiting for a response to his request for investigators to pursue matter.

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Two men accused of killing a young Hopkinsville woman in 2013, three days before her 21st birthday, are looking at separate trials on Oct. 19 and Oct. 23, set Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court, though it’s unclear which defendant will be tried first.

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The Christian County grand jury returned an indictment Friday against a Gracey man who allegedly kidnapped a woman from her home in January and beat her as he dragged her to a car.

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CADIZ, Ky. — The special prosecutor assigned to a 13-year-old Trigg County murder case said Wednesday that he may reconvene the grand jury to consider an additional, unspecified charge against the defendant, Claude Russell, even as the judge set a mid-August trial date Wednesday in Trigg Cir…

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A Herndon man accused of running a meth lab near Dodge’s Chicken off North Drive followed suit with his co-defendants and pleaded guilty in return for 15 years in prison.

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A 44-year-old Louisville woman was indicted Friday in Christian Circuit Court for allegedly threatening the commonwealth’s attorney in connection to an armed robbery case.

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After an 11th-hour motion to the Kentucky Supreme Court seeking remove Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self from a four-year-old assault case failed last week, the judge set a three-day trial on Wednesday for Lori Little in late May.

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an emergency stay on the release of a video sought by defense attorneys for four men accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in October.

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A 26-year-old man from Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, was acquitted of child sex abuse charges after 20 minutes of jury deliberations Thursday in Christian Circuit Court.

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A Hopkinsville woman facing drug and assault charges for allegedly biting Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam during her May arrest was arraigned Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.

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CADIZ, Ky. — A woman accused of complicity in a quadruple homicide was denied a reduced bond or release on an ankle monitor Friday in Trigg Circuit Court.

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The Christian County grand jury indicted an Alpharetta, Georgia, man Friday in connection with an Aug. 7, 2011, robbery at the Oak Grove Wal-Mart.

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A Beach Street man pleaded guilty and was sentenced this week to 14 years in prison for marijuana trafficking by a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, according to Christian Circuit Court records.

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A new trial date was set up Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for a woman accused of murder for allegedly causing a fatal three-car wreck in December 2013.

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Accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase across two counties in a pickup truck, Charles Daniel, 32, testified Monday in Christian Circuit Court that he panicked during a traffic stop, jumped into the driver’s seat and sped away.

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A trio of Nashville men were indicted by the Christian County grand jury on Friday for shooting at eight police officers, including a police K-9, following a burglary of a convenience store where they made off with an electronic cash register and cigarettes valued at $8,000, and then leading…

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A Crofton man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in Christian Circuit Court on second-degree burglary charges and for stabbing another man because the victim wouldn’t allow him to sell drugs in his house.

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A trial involving the woman accused of assaulting the former mayor’s wife was delayed Monday after the defense attorney filed an emergency motion seeking to force the judge and prosecutor off the case.

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Judge Tyler Gill pressed Garrett Dye for an explanation as the 21-year-old admitted Wednesday in Todd Circuit Court that he beat his 9-year-old adoptive sister, Amy Dye, to death a little more than four years ago.

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A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of second-degree manslaughter in December for the 2011 shooting death of his wife was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office who chanted "do your job" and carried signs that read "You Don't Own Marriage."

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with supporters and activists interested in land rights.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions — even if the opposition isn't over.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama’s eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.