Frankfort, KY – Investigators will be monitoring polling places across Kentucky on Election Day to guard against voting improprieties. Attorney General Jack Conway says about a dozen investigators from his office will be joined by state police and FBI to investigate complaints. Kentucky elections have routinely been tainted by accusations that people have paid cash or even traded whiskey for votes. Numerous public officials have been convicted in recent years with election fraud.
Almo, KY – One man has died after a shooting last night in Almo. 60-year-old Jerry Eldridge, Sr was found deceased when troopers and detectives arrived. Following an autopsy in Madisonville this morning, his death has been ruled a homicide. His son, Eddie Eldridge, and Melissa Price both sustained gunshot wounds during the incident and are being treated for their injuries. A juvenile was also present during the shooting but was not injured. The incident is still under investigation.
Almo, KY – Kentucky State Police are still at the scene of an overnight shooting in Almo, just north of Murray. KSP Public Information Officer Dean Patterson says a group from Frankfort is processing the crime scene. Just before midnight last night, officers received a complaint of gunfire. Police have confirmed multiple people were in the residence at the time of the shooting. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Ft. Campbell, KY – The first of several return flights of Fort Campbell soldiers is scheduled to land at the base on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. An advance group of 160 soldiers, known as a "torch party," will be arriving this afternoon from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The unit has been on a 15-month deployment to Iraq. The Army has not announced when the remaining soldiers are expected to arrive, but torch parties generally arrive several weeks in advance of the main redeployment.