Reverand Buddy Slaughter receives Thurmond Award
A near capacity crowd filled the conference room at Holiday Inn this morning for Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp’s Unity Breakfast, where the annual Unity and Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award winners were announced.
After a rousing speech by Hopkinsville Community College President Doctor Jim Selbe about how the country has become more divided over the last several years, Mayor Kemp and others presented awards to people in the community who have worked hard to overcome that trend locally.
The most prestigious award given at the annual event is the Thurmond Award—which was presented to Means Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Buddy Slaughter, who has given his time to various religious, charitable and social organizations in the community to help those in need. Slaughter was overcome with emotion, saying the work is a higher calling.
Receiving the Unity Award was Graham and Mary Harvey—who have also contributed to unifying the community through various religious and charitable organizations. Harvey expressed his appreciation and said being unified isn’t all that hard when residents embrace their fellow man.
The Hopkinsville High School choir received multiple standing ovations for its performances of three songs during the morning’s program.
Unity award presented to Graham and Mary Harvey
A single-vehicle motorcycle wreck on Clark Store-Sinking Fork Road Tuesday evening injured the biker.
The report from Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Eddie Frye says the incident happened around 6pm when a deer ran into the path of a bike driven by 29-year old Kerry Lindsey of Dawson Springs Road.
Lindsey swerved to miss the animal and ran off the road—throwing him from the motorcycle. Lindsey, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Two women were injured in a head-on collision in Marshall County early this morning.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year old Lannette Nieder of Grand Rivers was eastbound on U.S. 62 approaching Calvert City when she crossed the center line and hit a SUV driven by 19-year old Jessica Rogers of Paducah head-on.
Ms. Rogers had to be cut from the wreckage and was taken by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, while Ms. Nieder was flown by helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Both women were wearing seat belts and the incident remains under investigation.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of boat from a Dawson Springs Road business last week.
A 5-thousand dollar 1985 Procraft boat and trailer was stolen from Truck Country Auto Sales at 2936 Dawson Springs Road, according to the report, which says it was removed from an open garage.
No suspects are listed on the report.
A three-vehicle rear-end collision on Country Club Lane Tuesday injured one person.
The Hopkinsville Police report says the incident happened around 3:30pm near the intersection with South Sunset Circle when 26-year old Danny Combs and 38-year old Patrick Wells of Hopkinsville were stopped in traffic.
Approaching them from behind was 17-year old Joshua Johnson of Hopkinsville, who said he was shifting gears and didn’t see the two vehicles stopped in front of him in time to avoid hitting Wells in the rear.
The collision pushed Wells’ vehicle forward, causing his vehicle to hit Combs’ car. Johnson’s passenger, 16-year old Emily Davis of Hopkinsville, was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of a wrist injury.