Two Dead After Bourbon County Shooting

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Two people were shot at a home in the Little Rock community of Bourbon County, late Monday night. One was pronounced dead on the scene, the other died at UK hospital around noon on Tuesday..

The victims have been identified as 42-year-old Lisa Barker and 46-year-old William Kenney. The two were found inside their home, both with gun shot wounds to the head.

"It's awful, absolutely awful. Stuff like this doesn't happen in a town like this," says Bill Taulbee, a friend of both victims.

Police spent about two hours searching for a suspect who they say ran from the scene after the shooting.

The Paris SWAT team, as well as the Lexington police helicopter assisted in the search.

The SWAT team detained two men, one who neighbors say was the shooter. That man was found after he walked in the back door of a nearby home.

At this time, Kentucky State Police, who are leading the investigation, say they have made no arrests. They say their investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact KSP at 1-800-222-5555 or (859)-428-1212.

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  • by ToThePoint on Jun 2, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    Hey Brass and Curious, very think that maybe Sampson is just setting up his fellow commissioner. Maybe he just said "numbers" because he wants everybody to think it's a certain commissioner when it's really another commissioner. But not to worry, the commissioners should be used to the backstabbing. They do it to others all the time. Hey Curious, I was thinking the same thing...why haven't we heard anything from Sampson.
  • by Curious Location: Where Else? on Jun 1, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    Looks like someone exposed Sampson because he hasn't said one word since. What's wrong, Sampson? Cat got your tongue or was it your true identity was revealed?
  • by Brass Location: Bourbon county on May 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM
    Hey Sampson, I dont think I would want police officers arresting everybody. If you ever meet an officer, other than being handcuffed, you might find out that there is more to the job than arrests. If you are just looking for numbers you probably dont have a clue what to look for to begin with. If you need help figuring it out try calling the police department and ask exactly what they do. Maybe it would help you with being re-elected
  • by MAY Location: PARIS on May 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    A lot of comments by people that have no clue how things work in a city and county. First of all, the County Sheriff and KY state police are responsible for patroling Little Rock and anywhere else thats not in the city limits. If you want the cities help pay city taxes. When a Paris Officer is in the county its out of the goodness of his/her heart, not because they are required to be there. A lot have changed within the police department in 8 years. The city should be proud of the folks that serve, with little appreciation they are helping the community. Paris has a small department with little support within the city government. A great deal of postive accomplishments have occured within the last 3 years. For those people that don't appreciate your public servants; next time you are robbed or your house is on fire dont ask for help. I have found thoughout the years that 10% of the community use 50% of resources available. You decide who causes the problems.
  • by Amy Location: Paris on May 22, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    Well, for all of you who think you know the police here that they are crooked, you better think again! I know Paris Police Chief Tim Gray personally and he has done a wonderful job trying to take care of this community. I am a member of a great club in this town and we had Chief Gray as a speaker. He told us the things that he was doing to make the police dept a better one and to make this community safe! If you take a look, every community has issues with drugs, etc. Isn't just ours! I know for a fact that we have officers on foot patrol and bike patrol and they are making our town a safe one. Yes you can walk downtown paris at night! Grow up people! Find out the facts before you talk. The Paris Police force is better and stronger than they have ever been and that is thanks to Tim Gray. Look at how hard they worked the case of the murdered little boy last year. I am sorry for these two people's families. I hope they find out who did this. It is a tragedy.
  • by ToThePoint Location: Bourbon County of Course on May 22, 2008 at 08:27 AM
    Well, you know if we got rid of all the cops,all our troubles would be over, wouldn't it? NOT!!! Sounds like some of you whiners need a little cheese. And hey, Sampson, sounds like you are one of our present commissioners who is always asking for reports and numbers. Campaign strategy? Well, I guess anything would help, huh. And for you MOM, glad you're not my mom. If we cleaned house, who would we have? You?!! Now, that's scarey. Obviously, you are clueless. Sounds like you personnally know a cop or two that you have been in contact with? Maybe arrested, prostitution, drugs or something like that? Didn't go your way so now you want to complain? Maybe one of them turned you down? Sounds like it to me. Maybe you and Sampson need to get together and go over some reports or numbers or something. Maybe you already have. Campaign strategy? So many questions and so little answers.
  • by Facts Location: Bourbon County on May 22, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    Lynn, if they are so innocent then why are they trying to leave town or rather the state. I always thought that the innocent stayed and fought the battle but the cowards ran and hid.
  • by Ann Location: Paris on May 22, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    Maybe I am getting all of this wrong but is everyone missing the fact that the 2 people that were killed were someone's child, parent, sibling, etc... Yeah it is crappy that drugs were probably involved but show some compassion. If you didn't know them personally then you don't know what may have led to their fall. Put yourself in their family's place before you start typing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those lost.
  • by Navy on May 21, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    First- What does all this babble have to do with the shooting itself? Absolutely nothing! I didn't think the Mexican border was anywhere close to Paris but I could be wrong. Second- What is all this crock about crooked cops in Paris? Ummm...where's your proof? I'd absolutely love to see it! The fact is it's not the Police's fault that a bunch of lunatics have decided to make Paris/Bourbon County their home. They work hard to keep this community safe. Everyday, they get up, put on their vest, badge and gun knowing that maybe they won't come back home to see their family because they were out saving yours. So before you get all judgmental, get your facts straight and know what the heck you are talking about.
  • by lynn Location: little rock on May 21, 2008 at 03:18 PM
    I have known Doug all his life and i don't believe for a minute that he did this.If the's dept would have done their job this might not have happened,I know for a fact that they were call a number of times reguarding the 2 that were killed,about the drug they were dealing from the house where they were killed.Now maybe the police will take people serious,and will be willing to patrol little rock,not only for the drugs,but for the drunk drivers,they set at the store in town and drink all day and then drive home."WHERE ARE THE POLICE" when you need them.In town trying to find a DATE!There are places other than paris that need patroling,but i guess if you are out of town you are not important enough for them,why are we paying the sheriff to do a job,if he is not going to do it?
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