Movie Crew Has Been Scouting Locations in Kentucky
In 1989, married FBI agent Mark Putnam got into a heated argument with his girlfriend, Susan Daniels Smith, and ended up choking her to death. A year later, Putnam pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
The incident occurred in a hotel in Pikeville, Kentucky.
And I remember it very well because the one and only time I was ever in Pikeville was right around the time of this investigation.
When something like that happens in a town the size of Pikeville, that's pretty much the subject of most conversations.
Now, the story is going to be made into a movie and film crews have been in Kentucky scouting locations.
But not in Pike County.
No, it's the BOURBON County government that has been approached to use the courthouse in county seat, Paris--just north of Lexington--as a shooting location, according to what Judge-Executive Mike Williams told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
And Kentucky officials have granted approval of a tax incentive for the film, which is titled Above Suspicion.
No word yet on when filming will begin.