Local News
42-year-old Eric Wayne Pendleton of Russell Springs, KY received a 10 year prison sentence on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 for murdering his dad, 66-year-old Montie Hale Pendleton of Dunnville, KY. On Friday, August 16th, 2016 police responded to a shooting on Little Clifty Creek Road, just west of Russell Springs. When they got there, they found Montie Pendleton lying in the driveway. He had been shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Eric Pendleton pled guilty in June of this year. That's when the murder charge was amended to 1st degree manslaughter. The Russell County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police investigated the incident.