Tuesday police news 0826

September 03, 2003

Church parsonage burglarized in Garrard:

PAINT LICK - State police are investigating a burglary Saturday at a church parsonage in Garrard County.

Trooper Eric Taylor said someone unlawfully entered the residence of Kenan McWhorter, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, while McWhorter was away from the parsonage. Several items were stolen.

Anyone with information about the crime may call the state police post in Richmond at (859) 623-2404 or 1-800-222-5555 and remain anonymous.

Amp stolen from vehicle:

Danville police investigated a theft that happened two to three weeks ago, but the exact date and time are unknown. According to the police report, Dale Whitehouse of 213 Baughman Ave. reported the theft of a 1,000 amp Kenwood brand car stereo amplifier from a Jeep Cherokee parked at his home. There was no evidence of forced entry.


Television taken from Centre College:

City police are investigating a burglary and theft at Centre College. Police said a 32-inch Toshiba television was taken from Breck Hall at 136 Beatty Ave. There were no signs of forced entry. Sgt. Tony Gray is investigating.

Trailer parked at church stolen:

A theft at 12:01 a.m. Thursday resulted in the loss of a red dual-wheeled trailer with white wheels parked at First Baptist Church at the corner of Walnut and Second streets. The trailer is owned by Frank Young of Danville. Jonathan Courtwright is investigating.

Man pleads guilty in shooting death of wife:

LONDON (AP) - A Laurel County man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife faces 15 years in prison.

Jerry Ketchum, 39, appeared in Laurel County Circuit Court Monday to plead guilty in the shooting death of 41-year-old Lina Beth Ketchum at their home six miles south of London in October. She had been a teacher at South Laurel Middle School.

After the hearing, Ketchum was taken into custody at the Laurel Detention Center after previously being free on $200,000 bond. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9.

Ketchum had been indicted by a grand jury in November.

According to testimony given by the victim's brother, the couple had been arguing over Jerry Ketchum's suspicions that his wife was having an affair.

Authorities said Lina Ketchum returned from the store and was shot once in the head during a domestic dispute.


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