Kentucky State Police detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan
Champion with the deaths of his mother, father and sister. He is also
being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato.
have been actively investigating the murders
of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Riservato
since they were found at the Champion's residence in Cadiz on Oct. 26. Since that time, investigators have been gathering evidence and
speaking to a number or people culminating enough
probable cause for an arrest warrant.
State police have formally charged Ryan Champion with four counts of
capital murder and one count of capital kidnapping.
Champion was processed into Christian County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.
Kentucky State Police
has been assisted by Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff's
Office, Christian County Sheriff's Office, and Hopkinsville Police
A Crittenden County woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in the county this morning.
Kentucky State Police investigated the collision that occurred around 10:40 a.m. on U.S. 60 about 2 miles east of Marion.
The preliminary investigation by Trooper First Class Darron Holliman revealed that Phelicity Yesh, 20, of Marion was operating a 2006 Dodge Charger eastbound on U.S. 60 when the vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and overturned, coming to a rest upright.
Yesh, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported via Crittenden County EMS to the Crittenden Health Systems for treatment. There were no passengers involved.
Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
George Allen Gipson, 91, of Marion died Oct. 29, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling arrangements.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today projected approximately 49 percent of the 3.1 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out for Tuesday's general election.
“After reviewing absentee data provided by our county clerks and historical turnout in similar election cycles, I forecast that nearly half of registered Kentucky voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s General Election,” Grimes said. “But as the Commonwealth’s chief advocate for civic engagement, I am hopeful that as many as are registered will participate.”
In 2010, a similar midterm cycle with one U.S. Senate race and county offices on the ballot in Kentucky, 49 percent of voters went to the polls. About 49.5 percent of the Kentucky electorate voted in the 2006 midterm cycle.
As of Oct. 27, 22,390 voters had voted absentee on machines in county clerks’ offices and 21,598 absentee ballots had been mailed to voters.
Grimes encourages voters to prepare to vote Tuesday by checking their polling places and viewing sample ballots through the Voter Information Center.
City residents are encouraged to participate in the town-wide leaf collection process. Residents should rake leaves to the curb, but not into the street, as the schedule dictates for their particular area of town. City workers will come by and collect the leaves according to this schedule, which is also printed in The Crittenden Press newspaper. Weather or other factors could prompt changes to this schedule so be aware of it weekly through November. CLICK HERE for a higher resolution PDF of the schedule, which can be printed.