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June 18, 2018

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Pike Co. man charged with shooting brother --  again!



Majority of revenue to do to teachers and state workers retirement 

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Kentucky Sen. Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort, filed legislation Friday to set the framework to allow any horse racing track or off-track wagering facility to offer sports wagering.

The legislation is essentially the same bill that was filed last year in anticipation of the United States Supreme Court decision issued earlier this month. The ruling found the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, commonly known as PASPA, to be unconstitutional. PASPA, a federal law, prohibited sports wagering nationwide while excluding a few states.

Carroll's bill did not get a hearing during the 2018 legislative session. "Because of the General Assembly's failure to act on this bill last year, Kentucky is losing revenue daily that could be funding our schools and public employees. And frankly, our residents are now vulnerable to an unregulated sports wagering market," Carroll said.

A report conducted last year estimates that 32 states will offer regulated sports wagering by 2023, which will result in a market worth $6.03 billion in annual revenue for the states.

The bill requires a majority of the revenue generated from sports wagering to be deposited into the Kentucky Employees Retirement Systems Non-Hazardous and Kentucky Teachers' Retirement Systems proportionally.

The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship will also benefit, with the remaining going toward horse racing development funds.

The sports wagering bill will be considered during the next regular session beginning January 2019.

The Paducah Sun




David l. Adkins allegedly shot his brother Darrell twice on two separate occasions in past yearDavid l. Adkins allegedly shot his brother Darrell twice on two separate occasions in past year

Darrell Kevin Adkins was shot by his brother two separate times this past year.Darrell Kevin Adkins was shot by his brother two separate times this past year.


A Pike County man who previously pleaded guilty to shooting his brother last June is back in police custody after, Kentucky State Police say, he shot his brother again Thursday.

According to a statement from KSP, troopers responded to a reported shooting in the Peter Fork area of McCarr around noon on Thursday. Callers reported the victim, Darrell Kevin Adkins, had been shot by his brother, David L. Adkins, 43, the statement said. Kevin Adkins was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle, KSP said.

Adkins was arrested on unrelated charges at the time, including a probation violation, and, KSP said, he was also to be charged with first-degree assault.

According to the citation, KSP Det. Chris Phillips made contact with David Adkins at his home and David Adkins “admitted that he shot his brother.” David Adkins showed Det. Phillips a 9mm semi-automatic handgun which, David Adkins said, he used to shoot his brother, the citation said.

Darrell Kevin Adkins was hospitalized for “serious injury treatment,” the citation said.

The probation violation, according to court records, stems from David Adkins pleading guilty to shooting Kevin Adkins last June. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said, at the time, David Adkins fired multiple shots from a handgun into a vehicle, striking his brother with a single shot. A passenger in the vehicle, Ariel Lashay Epling, was unharmed during the shooting, the statement said.

Appalachian News-Express



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