In Ohio County, a man is taken to the hospital after being shot in the knee early Saturday morning.
The Sheriff's Office and the Hartford Police Department responded to a call of an unknown person attempting to unlawfully enter an occupied residence located in the 3200 block of Livermore Road.
Authorities say the suspect, Joe Snooks, was attempting to gain unlawful entry into the residence when the homeowner fired one round from his handgun and shot Snooks in the right knee to protect himself and his family.
We're told Snooks appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Snooks was taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.