Black ice led to a single-vehicle accident on a Pennyrile Parkway entrance ramp Friday morning that injured the driver.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 30-year old Eric Patterson of Clarksville had been attempting to get on the Pennyrile Parkway northbound lanes from Fort Campbell Boulevard around 7:10, when he hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his SUV.
The vehicle ran off the pavement and traveled down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Patterson was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Police say Patterson was wearing his seat belt.
Three Hopkinsville residents were arrested on methamphetamine and child abuse charges after an investigation at a Donna Drive residence Thursday night.
Officers went to 124 Donna Drive around 6:30 looking for a wanted fugitive and obtained consent to search for the suspect in the residence, according to the Hopkinsville Police citation.
Once inside, police reportedly saw a bag of white powder and numerous items of drug paraphernalia in plain view. The report says 27-year old Jennifer Scott of Hopkinsville gave Officer Gary Hicks and Officer Terry Bigbee written permission to search the home and that turned up a box with all components of a meth lab and multiple portable meth labs in the basement.
At least one meth lab was near the room of children who lived in the home and all of the labs were within reach of the children, whose ages are listed as seven and six.
The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force was called to assist in the removal of the labs and Hopkinsville Police arrested Scott, 39-year old Jason Laster of Hopkinsville and 51-year old Joseph Sisk of Hopkinsville on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree criminal abuse.
Laster was also served with warrants for contempt of court and probation violation.
The children were placed in the custody of their grandmother and they were treated at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for exposure to the methamphetamine labs.
There could be a new principal hired at Martin Luther King Elementary School by the end of Monday.
The MLK Site Based Council will meet at 2:30 in the school's council room and the advanced agenda says the purpose of the meeting is for principal selection and action may be taken.
Members of the council have solicited guidance from faculty, staff and members of the community in the selection process.
A local woman has been arrested and charged with hindering police from locating the suspect in a recent shooting.
Charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive is 22-year old Shanae McNeal of Hopkinsville. The arrest warrant says McNeal rented a room in Clarksville for her boyfriend, 29-year old Timothy Jerome Brown of Hopkinsville, knowing police were looking for him in connection with a shooting incident outside of the Pit Stop Bar on West 7th Street last month.
McNeal was also questioned by police and allegedly refused to give officers any information about his whereabouts.
Brown was later arrested at a Clarksville motel and charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 28-year old Robert Fleming of Owensboro in the abdomen in the early morning hours of February 23.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on sexual abuse charges Thursday.
Officers served a warrant for first degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age against 32-year old Cedric Mallory of Hopkinsville Thursday morning.
The warrant alleges Mallory touched the girl's private areas and had other inappropriate contact with her over a period of five years. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on a $15,000 bond.