– School shooting report a hoax
Red Boiling Springs High School near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line was placed on lockdown Wednesday when a student exiting the school bus claimed to have been shot, a spokesperson for city hall said.
In an apparent hoax, a 15-year-old sophomore at the school reportedly shot through his overcoat before getting onto the bus, authorities said.
The boy later claimed to have been shot as he was getting off the school bus that morning, witnesses said.
A bullet hole and powder residue were found on the coat, but the teen was not injured, according to reports. The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said.
– Metcalfe man faces drug charge
A Metcalfe County man was arrested Tuesday on a felony drug charge, Glasgow Police said.
Draper P. Allen, 24, of Knob Lick, was arrested on a Barren County warrant charging him with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, (cocaine).
Allen was taken into custody and lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center where he was being held on a $9,500 cash bond or $20,000 approved surety.
– Pickett remains on NLC board
Glasgow Mayor Darrell Pickett has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors, serving on the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee. The policy committee meets twice annually.
The next meeting of the committee will be March 11-15 in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, the NLC committee will meet to formulate its national policy objectives for the coming year, along with other items of business that will come before the league.
Committee members will also be meeting with members of their respective congressional delegation.
Mayor Pickett also serves on the Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors and is vice chairman of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
– Grand jury indicts couple on drug trafficking charges
A Bowling Green couple was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of drug trafficking.
Carl Ray Meredith, 31, and Rebecca McMurray, 23, are accused of trafficking cocaine in Warren County with a combined estimated street value of $8,000.
Investigators allege Meredith sold 30 grams of crack cocaine last month to an undercover agent while McMurray served as a “lookout” during the sale.
On a separate occasion three days later, prosecutors allege Meredith sold an estimated 50 grams of crack cocaine to an undercover agent.
If convicted, Meredith faces up to life in prison and a $10 million fine, plus 10 years of supervised release. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.
McMurray faces up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine and supervised release for a period of four years.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force investigated.
– Logan man faces drug charges
A Logan County man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of cocaine trafficking.
Denarrius C. Terry, 32, of Russellville, faces up to 40 years in prison and a $3.5 million fine if convicted, plus four years of supervised release.
Terry is accused of possessing large quantities of crack cocaine with an estimated total street value of $8,400 on two separate occasions last year with intent to distribute it, a press release on the subject said.
He is additionally charged with unlawfully possessing two firearms during the commission of his alleged drug crimes, including a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a 9mm Luger handgun, according to United States Attorney for the Western District David L. Huber, whose office is prosecuting the case.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
– School shooting report a hoax