Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green city commissioners have approved an ordinance that makes pre-paying for gasoline mandatory. City police and other proponents of the ordinance say it virtually eliminate gas station drive offs. Investigations of drive offs took more than 1,000 hours of police time last year with few arrests. Supporters say it would free police to investigate other crimes. Opponents say the ordinance will drive business away from local stations because of increased inconvenience.
Elizabethtown, KY – An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in the beating death of a 78 year old minister last December. It will be at least 20 years before 26 year old Joshua Simmons will be eligible for parole. he was convicted Tuesday of murdering the Reverend James Hornback after breaking into Hornback's home. Prosecutors said Simmons wanted to steal prescription drugs. Hornback's throat was slashed and he was struck on the head 23 times with a hammer.