Kentucky State Police has released further details on the fatal bus crash from northern Kentucky Monday afternoon.
A news release says the incident happened in Carroll County on Boone Road when a Head Start bus left the road in Carrollton for an unknown reason and overturned before coming to rest against a tree.
There were nine children inside the bus along with the driver and an assistant. Two of the children were pronounced dead by the Carroll County coroner and three were flown by helicopter to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Another child and adult were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital.
KSP says the Carroll County Head Start bus is equipped with seat belts and it appears they were all in use at the time of the accident.
Carrollton is most well known for the infamous church bus crash from May 14th, 1988 when a drunk driver crossed the median on an interstate highway and caused a fiery head-on collision that killed 27 and injured 34 others.
Tomorrow is the big night when boys and girls will trick or treat and local towns have designated the times when the ghosts and goblins should be out.
Downtown trick or treating in Hopkinsville will begin at 3:30, according to a news release, which says street merchants, local organizations and businesses will set up on South Main from East 9th to East 14th and on the south side of the street from South Main to South Virginia.
Adults must accompany children ages 12 and under and the trick or treaters must bring their own bag.
A group from Brooke Bailey Dance Association will provide entertainment at some point in the afternoon, with the whole event sponsored by the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation, Main Street Merchants and Downtown Renaissance.
Trick or Treat at the Mall will go from 4 until 7 at Bradford Square, with participating stores to hand out candy to children ages 12 and under.
Mayor Dan Kemp is requesting all trick or treating at homes in the city to take place between 5 and 8pm.
City of Oak Grove officials say children can go door to door in Christian County’s second largest city between 5 and 9pm.
The City of Cadiz Halloween Safe Night will be held from 4-6pm in that downtown area, according to an email from Cadiz Police, which says everyone is invited to participate in the safe event.
Officials at Elkton City Hall say trick or treating there will be from 5:30 until 7:30 and that several churches there will be holding “truck or treat” celebrations for local children.
The Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise has announced dates for the annual leaf pickup.
Leaf collection will begin Monday and last through January 4th, according to General Manager Tony Sicari, who says crews will make a minimum of two complete passes through the city within the two month period.
Residents are urged to watch for signs indicating where crews are operating and are reminded that leaves should be placed in piles or rows near the street. They should not be placed in streets, ditches or gutters—as that would obstruct storm water from reaching drains.
Leaves placed for pickup that contain tree branches, trash, rocks or any other material will be bypassed in order to prevent damage to the equipment.
Residents who use compostable bags should call the Solid Waste Authority at 887-6245 to get their bags picked up within 48 hours. There is no limit on how many bags that can be picked up, though only the compostable variety will be accepted.
A wreck involving multiple vehicles in Clarksville yesterday afternoon injured a young driver.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the incident happened around 4pm when 73-year old Laurence Pugh was attempting to make a right turn off Old Trenton Road and drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle operated by 61-year old Albert Allen.
Allen’s vehicle knocked Pugh’s pickup into the left lane, hitting a pickup driven by 19-year old Chase Hunter—with Hunter’s vehicle flipping onto its side.
A television in the back of Hunter’s pickup was thrown into a vehicle driven by 65-year old Walter Buckner, who was stopped in northbound traffic. Hunter was treated at the scene for an injury to his hand, while Pugh was cited for failure to yield and a request for a special examination was submitted.
Traffic was disrupted for about 90 minutes while the scene was cleared.
A single-vehicle wreck on Walnut Street last night sent a mother and two children to the hospital, with the woman cited into court on DUI charges.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Jerry Marcum says 28-year old Angela North of Hopkinsville was northbound on Walnut around 6:20 when she ran over a curb and into a utility pole.
Ms. North reportedly said she had a heart condition and that she had wrecked earlier this year when she had a seizure. Officer Marcum writes on the report that he found a bottle of hydrocodone in her purse and that her pupils were constricted on the scene of the accident—though her injuries prevented her from going through field sobriety tests.
Police charged Ms. North with DUI and two counts of wanton endangerment, with her and her five and seven year old children treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center for facial injuries. A blood sample on Ms. North was sent to the State Police lab for testing.