Tomorrow marks the start of the trial of Trevor Edwards– a 20 year old man charged with murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, criminal mischief in the first degree, and four counts of assault in the first degree. Edwards is accused of causing a crash back in 2009 in Grayson County that took the life of Henry Casey of Caneyville. Prosecutors allege that Edwards was driving drunk when his Ford Ranger crashed into a Nissan Altima. That Nissan was carrying Casey, as well as three other people who had to be hospitalized for their injuries. Edwards suffered only minor injuries, and was released into his mother’s custody from the scene of the accident. He was 17 at the time of the wreck.
A girl hit by a truck in Bardstown is fighting for her life. WAVE 3 TV reports the girl was trying to cross North Third Street Sunday when she was hit. Apparently she slipped on the asphalt, then was run over, and her head hit the pavement. Police say it was a massive trauma. No word yet on if the driver will face any charges
A soldier based at Fort Knox is heading to the Super Bowl, thanks to his mom. A New York tv station is saying the Andrew Hamstra, originally from New Jersey, had just gotten back from Afghanistan, when his mom won a pair of tickets in a raffle held by the Newark Rotary Club. Andrew is a 22 year old medic for the army, and he and his family are Giants fans.
State Representative Jimmie Lee-a democrat from Elizabethtown– is warning that Kentucky is facing a catastrophic point in caring for elderly and disabled residents. The Courier Journal says Lee sent out the warning at a meeting of the House human services budget subcommittee. He chairs that committee, and he’s concerned about another potential round of budget cuts over the next two years. Advocates say the state has to find better ways to fund programs like meals on wheels and personal in-home care, so more people aren’t forced into nursing homes.
Formal murder charges for the babysitter in Hardin County accused of beating and shaking a toddler to death. 28 year old Ashley N. Chapman of Vine Grove has been held at the Hardin County jail on $500,000 bond. Meantime, more details are coming out about the situation. The victim’s name was Layla Johnson. Her mother says she had a conversation with the babysitter on the day of the incident, and after that talk, she felt she had to get to the baby right away. She sent her mother over to the get child. When she got there, she immediately drove the child to the hospital. Layla died from her injuries on Sunday.
A 19 year old Hart County man is reported missing, but police are holding out hope that he’ll be found soon. WHAS TV is reporting that Brandon Crain has been gone since last week, but there’s no evidence of foul play. Family members say he was last seen at his mother’s home in Munfordville, And it looks like he left the house in the middle of the night, leaving behind his wallet and cell phone. He’s described as 5′ 9″, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and blondish brown hair. Please contact the Hart County Sheriff’s Department if you have any information.
Service members at Fort Knox may be feeling a little more rested today, now that Reveille is sounding a little later in the morning. General mark McDonald has changed the time Reveille sounds from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The Turret is reporting that the general wants to make sure all soldiers participate in physical training. The later time for Reveille gives soldiers, especially those living off post, more time to make it in time for P.T.
A South Dakota man who allegedly escaped from a halfway house and stole a car in Illinois has been arrested in Hardin County. 25 year old Timothy Gibson Jr. allegedly stole a Pontiac Grand Am and drove it to his mother’s residence on Shepherdsville Road. He was charged with receiving stolen property.
A woman has been killed in a single vehicle wreck on Hodgenville Road near the Hardin-LaRue county border. An adult male passenger and child also were injured in the wreck, but the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The woman was driving the vehicle when it left the roadway, he said. She overcorrected and re-entered the road before leaving it again and striking a tree. She was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Kentucky State Police say a 2-year-old child has died from injuries that allegedly occurred while she was with a babysitter. The child was rushed to the hospital after her grandmother came to pick her up last Wednesday. The babysitter, 28-year-old Ashley N. Chapman of Vine Grove, has been arrested. Police charge that she struck and shook the child, causing extensive bruising and bleeding in the brain. Police have not identified the child.