LOCAL NEWS

December 1, 2016

Human remains found on November 28th in Bath
County on US 60 East, off of I-64 at the 123 mile
marker, have been identified as 35-year-old Crystal J.
Warner. 52-year-old Craig Pennington, of Springfield,
was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Murder on
July 8, 2016 in connection to the disappearance of
Warner and her 38-year-old boyfriend, Robert K. Jones,
whose remains were found off KY Highway 60 and
Goshen Road near Winchester, KY on Friday, August 5th,
2016. The Medical Examiner's office confirmed the identity
through dental records.  Pennington remains lodged in the
Marion County Jail awaiting trial.  

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During the month of November 2016, there were 21 traffic
accidents investigated by the State Police working in the
Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton,
Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell,
Taylor and Washington.There was one fatal collision during
the month of November in the Post 15 area.Wilma T. Melton,
65 years of age of Clinton Co KY was killed on 11/05/16 in
Clinton Co KY.This brings our yearly fatality count to 31
compared with 30 through this same period in 2015.

Statewide fatality count stands at 736 compared with 687
through this same period in 2015.During the month of
November 2016, there were 843 citations written, 142
courtesy notices written, 1017 vehicles inspected, 632
complaints answered, 81 motorists assisted, 38 criminal
cases opened and 143 criminal arrests made.

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Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety
traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area which includes
Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair,
Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.  Troopers will
be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not
properly restrained in child safety seats and informing
the public about the use of seatbelts.  These safety
checkpoints will be conducted in various locations
throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high
ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death
compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

 

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