A Lyon County man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Trigg County this morning.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 53-year old William Cotton of Eddyville was northbound on Wallonia Road around 10:50 when his motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.
Cotton was pronounced dead on the scene by the Trigg County Coroner.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred on the Western Kentucky Parkway this afternoon.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 42-year old Thomas Swink of Woodlawn, Tennessee was driving a van eastbound on the parkway with twelve passengers on board.
State Police say as the van was traveling eastbound, a deer entered the roadway and the driver of the van was unable to avoid hitting the deer.
A passenger, 35-year old Kathy McGee of Clarksville was transported by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported and all occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck.
Former 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, David Petraeus has resigned today as Director of the CIA after admitting to an extramarital affair.
According to his letter of resignation, he went to President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign, which the President accepted.
Petraeus wrote that after being married for over 37-years, he showed poor judgement by engaging in an extramarital affair and that such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as a leader of the an organization such as the CIA.
Petraeus also wrote that it has been the greatest of privilege to have served with officers of our Nation’s Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard.
The resignation letter ended with the Four Star Army General thanking the CIA for extraordinary service to our country and wished the agency continued success.
In the vast majority of DUI related crashes, there is alcohol or illegal drug usage involved, but Clarksville Police want inform the public that this is not always the case.
Clarksville Police recently had a DUI case in which the driver appeared to be a very conscientious, but the prescription medication affected their ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Police are urging residents to pay close attention to the labels on prescription medications which advise using care or not to operate motor vehicles when taking certain medications.
On Thursday morning, officers responded to a rear-end collision in which the driver, who had just left a doctor’s office and was on several prescribed medications, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and following too closely.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that 36-year old Michael Dahlke was in his vehicle and was stopped at a red light in the left, westbound lane on Madison Street at Liberty Parkway and when the light turned green and he began moving forward when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a SUV driven by 34-year old Kellie Cottotorres of Oak Grove.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that Cottotorres had side-swiped a utility pole prior to the rear-end collision.
Cottotorres was subsequently charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and following too closely.
A Central City man is behind bars following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit in the Bremen area with Kentucky State Police.
State Police say on Thursday, around 2:33 p.m. a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle
on Gishton Road for various traffic offenses.
The trooper reported that the driver of the vehicle failed to yield, fled northbound onto KY 81, made a sudden turn onto Billy Drake Road and onto Brittany Lane where the driver drove through a yard and abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
After a brief foot pursuit, the driver was apprehended and was identified as 30-year old Michael D. Robinson of Central City.
Robinson is charged with speeding 26 miles over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest, DUI, wanton endangerment among other charges.
Robinson remains lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.