The Tompkinsville News …

Posted January 29, 2020 at 9:23 am

A Tompkinsville woman remains lodged in the Barren County Jail under a $250,000 cash bond charged with the murder of her boyfriend.

Joanne (Goode) Tooley, 56, of Tompkinsville, was charged with murder (domestic violence) after her boyfriend, Murrel Pruitt, 64, was found with multiple stab wounds.

According to a press release from the Tompkinsville Police Department, a 9-1-1 call was received just before 3 a.m. Thursday, January 9 concerning an apparent domestic violence incident at a residence at 201 W. Carmen Street.

When officers arrived, they found Pruitt lying in the floor of the home, covered in blood with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, TPD Officer Ricky Shirley noted.

Soon after, Pruitt was pronounced

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    Wayne County Outlook …

    A Wayne County man was arrested on numerous felony charges on Tuesday, January 15, after deputies responded to a series of calls in the Frazer area.

    James W. Rose, of Monticello, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police first degree (motor vehicle, enhancement), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, two counts of assault third degree on a police officer, resisting arrest, two counts of theft by unlawful taking-firearm and theft by unlawful taking-automobile.

    According to

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    The Herald Citizen …

    Scammers are out in force with new gimmicks to separate you from your cash.

    Putnam County resident Terry Skipper stopped by the H-C office Wednesday, January 8, to report a scam.

    She said someone called her mother’s number and left a message stating her mother’s Social Security number was being used “south of the Texas border.”

    Skipper said her mother was concerned, and mother and daughter checked the bank and Social Security office

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    The Pickett County Press …

    The food pantry has only been available for a short time, and sadly, there have already been situations of vandalism.

    Not only have the doors been torn off, but the food contents have been put in the sewer clean out drain located by the pantry at the Pickett County Library.

    Cans of food with bags of beans and pasta were found in the sewer clean out after there was an issue with the toilets not working properly at the library.

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    Tompkinsville News …

    Monroe County is now a “Sanctuary County” after a special call meeting of the fiscal court on Friday, January 3.

    Following several counties in Kentucky, Ohio and other states, magistrates approved the resolution dealing with the second amendment of the Constitution.

    Organizers of the sanctuary movement feel there is a threat to the right to bear arms as permitted in the amendment.

    The second amendment states that “the right of the people to

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    Wayne County Outlook …

    A Wayne County man charged with murder in connection with the November 2016 death of his wife has entered a guilty plea to the charge of second degree manslaughter.

    Allen Willoughby pled guilty to the amended charge during a hearing in Wayne Circuit Court on Tuesday, January 7.

    Willoughby also pled guilty to a charge of wanton endangerment first degree.

    The Commonwealth recommended a sentence of eight years on the manslaughter charge and

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    Wayne County Outlook …

    Representative Ken Upchurch was scheduled to file for re-election with the Secretary of State’s Office in Frankfort on Tuesday, January 7.

    A senior member in the House Majority Caucus, Upchurch was chosen to lead the House Transportation Committee by the Speaker of the House in 2018.

    He also serves as a ranking member of House State Government and Banking and Insurance committees.

    “I’m so proud that the people of this community have put

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    Wayne County Outlook …

    A local man has been charged with drug trafficking, according to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron.

    On December 26, Deputy Derek Dennis, Deputy Brent Rose and Deputy Jerry Coffey with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was following up on a drug trafficking tip at a residence on College Street.

    After speaking with the homeowners, the deputies were given permission to search the residence. Dennis deployed the K-9 unit and conducted a search of the residence.

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    The Herald News …

    On Thursday, December 12, at approximately 2 p.m., KSP Trooper Ricky Cross observed a white male near an address on Branstetter Park Old Trace Road in the Summer Shade community that fit the description of Anthony Scott Marrs.

    The suspect then fled into the residence. Marrs was a known fugitive from justice.

    Marrs left the University of Louisville Hospital the previous week without the advisement of doctors or law enforcement officials, following a single vehicle collision in Metcalfe County.

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    The Livingston Enterprise …

    Dealing with suicide was the topic of discussion when the Overton County Health Council met last week.

    The council met for its quarterly meeting at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.

    The council, which is made up of local health professionals and organizations, met and discussed a rather difficult topic: suicide.

    Upper Cumberland Regional Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and Overton County native Michael Anderson presented horrifying statistics to the council

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