Stolen Zoo Animals Recovered in Bowling Green

Bowling Green Police say a bunch of zoo animals that were stolen in an SUV from the Barn Hill Preserve in Ethel, Louisiana have been recovered. Police were alerted to something seriously out of the ordinary when a man in Bowling Green went into a fast food restaurant carrying a kangarooo. A co-owner for the zoo told 13 News that the kangaroo was found at a local emergency room and the rest of the animals were left in the car.
Employees fromt he zoo were taking them to Lexington but stopped at a Panera Bread and left the vehicle running with the doors locked. But the van was a push-to-start ignition and the thief drove away with the suv and the animals inside. It was later found in Somerset with most of the animals still inside….including a three-banded armadillo, a tortoise, a bearded dragon, a hedgehog, and a silky chicken. A 7 month old Baby Kangaroo Joey was missing however.
Police are still looking for the suspect.
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A judge has set bond at $1 million for a man accused of killing his ex girlfriend’s mother in Pulaski County. Bradley McMahan is charged with murdering 59 year old Johnnie Faye Davis while her grandchildren were in the home. WYMT says McMahan was dating Davis’s daughter but she got a protective order against him. Police say he has been convicted of domestic assault in Tenneseee and was sentenced to nearly a year in jail
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A man was arrested in Laurel County for being intoxicated and having drugs near a school. Police were called to a business around noon on Friday. They say Donnie Belt of Manchester was under the inflluence and after searching him they say they found methadone, suboxone, xanax and marijuana on him, plus lots of cash. All this happened within 1,000 feet of Campground Elementary school. Belt faces charges including public intoxication, drug trafficking and trafficking within 1,000 feet of a school.
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Knox County Public Schools were worried they had to cut $2.4 million out of the budget, but Finance Officer Gertrude Smith says the budget is actually on an upward trend for the second consecutive year.
Smith stood before the board with the third and final working budget for fiscal year 2019. She said everything is on track as the school district does not face the drastic cuts proposed this past winter.
Currently, KCPS has a total working budget of $50,520,000,