Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 11, 2012

10:38 a.m. MORNING UPDATE: Hammer pleads not guilty to murder of former Ky. sheriff

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

TOMPKINSVILLE —

A Monroe County man charged with the murder of a Tompkinsville man pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Monroe District Court.

Charles Hammer, 81, of Tompkinsville, is accused in the shooting death of Herbert “Sprocket” Proffitt, 82, also of Tompkinsville. Proffitt was a former Monroe County sheriff, who had also served as chief of the Tompkinsville Police Department.