Author: Melissa Pettitt

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When Nicole Eastham's 14-year-old son came home from school recently and told her he had been drug tested, she wasn't sure what to think, but... [Read More]
The investigation into a former Hopkinsville police officer determined he violated policies regarding conduct, search and seizure, and use of the body camera system, according... [Read More]
Tags: Illegal - search - body
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Few details have been made available about incident that led to an internal investigation and subsequent resignation of former Hopkinsville police officer Jason Brent; however,... [Read More]
False and misleading information presented to a grand jury is among the reasons an ex-cop acquitted of a 1994 double homicide in Oak Grove is... [Read More]
A trial date was set for a former police officer accused of rape in connection to the human trafficking case at an Oak Grove hotel. [Read More]
Tags: Trial - Oak Grove - set
In 1983, a University of California Santa Barbara student, Marsy Nicholas, was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend. Just a week later, after the man... [Read More]
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In September 1955, the great-great grandson of Hopkinsville founding father Bartholomew Wood had a unique idea. He wanted to open a drive-in liquor store —... [Read More]
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Editor's note: This story discusses graphic details of an alleged sexual assault. Kentucky New Era has previously published these details, but wanted to remind readers... [Read More]
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At a rally Aug. 22 in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump made a threat to shut down the government and one local congressional candidate isn't... [Read More]
A new residential facility aimed at providing services for 16 women with both substance use and behavioral health challenges is set to open soon in... [Read More]
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More helping and less fighting — that's what is inspiring one Christian County woman to pack up a 24-foot trailer filled with water and other... [Read More]
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Christian County native and current state senator, Whitney Westerfield, announced Tuesday he'll run for Kentucky attorney general in the 2019 election. [Read More]
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The wait is over. The biggest astrological event of at least a generation is here and while most eclipse-viewers across the country are watching simply... [Read More]
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They may hail from the moonshine capital of the world but this weekend, Greg and Kelly Wiechard, of Dawsonville, Georgia, are camping at a Kentucky... [Read More]
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As masses of people make their way to Eclipseville for the Monday eclipse, state and local emergency management officials said they are as prepared as... [Read More]
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A judge set a trial date Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for a man accused of killing his girlfriend's husband. [Read More]
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A trial date was set Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for the suspect accused in the October murder outside of the Marathon service station on... [Read More]
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The admissibility of a photo lineup identifying a murder suspect could hinge on whether a judge rules the victim made a dying declaration. [Read More]
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