Lawrence County Man Dies After Arrest

In Lawrence County an investigation is underway in the death of 56 year old Bill Collins. The incident began on Friday when an officer attending the Lawrence County High School graduation in Louisa witnessed a car leave the roadway. Collins was driving the vehicle and when the officer approached him, Collins began to verbally assault the officer. He was arrested and taken to the Louisa Police Department where he then locked himself in a room. Collins was tased through a crack in the door, but he removed the taser from his body. Collins was then hit a second time and officers struggled to subdue him. It then became clear he was in need of medical assistance and was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center where he died. Police are investigating the incident but said it does not appear any of the officers did anything criminal. An autopsy of Bill Collins is now pending.

Knox County Magistrate Facing Assault Charges

A Knox County magistrate is facing assault charges after being arrested by Kentucky State Police on Saturday. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox says he’s innocent of charges connecting him to incidents that witnesses have told police took place in January and April. Criminal complaints have been filed against Cox saying he ran his car into David Carnes and Timothy Bright, with both men sustaining minor injuries back in January in the Flat Lick community. Bright’s mother Sherry Stamper said she witnessed the incident. In a separate incident, Cox is accused of pointing a gun at Stamper’s husband Whitley and his son Daniel on April 8th. Cox maintains his innocence and said he plans to file charges himself. He was taken to the Bell County Detention Center on Saturday and was bonded out after around four hours. He was charged with two counts of assault fourth degree and one count of terroristic threatening third degree.

Head-On Crash in Whitesburg Results in DUI

A head on crash in Whitesburg last night took place around 10:30pm at the end of the bypass near Rite Aid Pharmacy. Two cars hit head on and while none of the names are being released, it is known one driver will be charged with DUI. The status of injuries is also unknown at this time but Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields was nearby when the accident happened.

Man Raising Awareness for Motorcycle Safety Makes Stop in Kentucky

A motorcyclist who has partnered with Allstate Insurance to ride his bike through all 50 states made a stop in Kentucky this weekend. Nate Hudson is riding his Indian motorcycle across the country to raise awareness for motor cycle safety. Kentucky State Police say that 22 motorcyclists have died so far this year. 14 of those riders were not wearing helmets. Hudson had already been through 12 states when he came to Kentucky on Saturday. His trip will take 111 days and 17,000 miles to complete. He left the Commonwealth yesterday evening for West Virginia.

KSP Searching For Driver Who Struck Cruiser Twice Over The Weekend

Over the weekend a man in London crashed a semi truck into the back of a state police cruiser twice and then left the scene. Trooper Donnie Foley was at a stop light on KY 192 at the intersection of KY 363 just before midnight on Friday night when the semi first ran into the back of his marked cruiser. Afterwards, the driver of the truck struck the cruiser a second time and Trooper Foley was injured while the cruiser received severe damage. The driver then took off, turning right on KY 363 and proceeding towards London. More police units responded to the scene of the incident and while they searched the area, the semi was not located. Trooper Foley was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in London to be treated for his injuries and was then released. The truck was said to be dark in color and did not have a trailer behind it. The front end of the semi would likely have damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622.

Kentucky Speedway To Host Huge Three Day Music Festival

The Kentucky Speedway will be hosting a huge music festival this August with some major acts booked to perform. Speedway Motorsports Inc is teaming with California based entertainment group Nitro Fidelity to host the three day event from August 28th through the 30th. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event which will see acts from Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Gov’t Mule, Flogging Molly, and Hank Williams Jr. among many others perform. Tickets went on sale this past Saturday for a complete three day pass for the event. Single day tickets will go on sale closer to the event date.

KSP Post 10 Hold Ninth Annual Baseball/Softball Tournament for Trooper Island

Kentucky State Police Post 10 held the Ninth Annual baseball and softball tournament to benefit Trooper Island, over the weekend. The fund raising effort is said to be the highest raising effort Post 10 has. Trooper Island’s summer camp is for underprivileged children who may not have the opportunity to take vacations over the summer. Kentucky State Police sponsor the camp and the first group of kids this year will go to the camp ground of Dale Hollow Lake today. The camp will finish on July 31st.

Pike County Woman Arrested for DUI With Toddler

Kentucky State Police arrested a Letcher County woman around 9:15pm last night for driving under the influence while her 16 month old child was in a booster seat. Monica Mullins was pulled over near Lizzie Fork in Pike County and according to the arrest citation, Police said she had slurred speech and a sobriety test was not conducted as she could barely stand. Officers also witnessed Mullins pull a syringe from her shorts while in the police cruiser. Two other syringes were found inside her van. She also refused a blood test, and was then taken to the Pike County Detention Center. She has been charged with DUI and endangering the welfare of a minor among other charges.