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.
Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell traveled to Hopkinsville this afternoon to pay a visit to the Christian County GOP headquarters located off of Fort Campbell Boulevard.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell drew in a large crowd and spoke about local and national issues that will affect citizens across the nation, like ObamaCare, a measure that McConnell is strongly opposed to.
Despite having a busy schedule ahead of him, Senator McConnell talked about why he felt it was important to travel to the Hopkinsville-Christian County area.
Momentum for the 2013 Christian County Relay for Life event scheduled to take place this summer, continues to grow and with supporters of the cause.
This afternoon, officials with the local Chamber of Commerce, Jennie Stuart Medical Center and representatives for the local branch of the American Cancer Society and the 2013 Christian County Relay for Life gathered together to host a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jennie Stuart Medical Center’s E.C. Green Cancer Center.
Chamber Member Relations Coordinator, Stephanie McQueen was the first offer remarks to express her excitement about JSMC being on board with supporting the upcoming Relay for Life event.
Eighth and 10th graders in the Christian County School System performed well overall on standardized tests last school year designed to measure their college and career readiness.
The bright spots were Hopkinsville High and Hopkinsville Middle Schools, though other schools also saw significant improvements.
On the “PLAN” A-C-T preparation exam, Hopkinsville High School improved in English, Math and Science. They took a tenth of a point drop in reading. Overall, the exam predicted the average 10th grader at Hopkinsville High would score a 17.2 on the ACT, which is up from an even 17 the previous year.
Christian County High saw improvements in every area but Science, and the composite score for 10th graders there was 16.5—up three tenths from the previous year.
Ten mostly southern states take part in “PLAN” testing and the average among those was 17.2—the same as Hopkinsville High and slightly higher than Christian County.
District Assessment Coordinator Tracey Leath said the PLAN exam is a good way to judge students’ likely performance on the very important A-C-T exam.
North Drive dropped in every subject and by 1.2 points overall to 13.7.
Ms. Leath says the Central Office is doing anything it can to lend support to that school and any other needing assistance.
The district composite score as a whole remained stagnant at 14.9. Eight states participate in the “Explore” examinations each year.