A woman and her grandson were killed in a single-vehicle wreck just across the Todd County line in Logan County Thursday afternoon.
A news release from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Barbara Christian of 4496 Spa Road, Lewisburg was pronounced dead on the scene of the single-vehicle crash just before 1pm.
Police say Ms. Christian was eastbound on Spa Road, also known as KY 106, when the tires of her SUV dropped off the shoulder of the pavement. She over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn several times ejecting her and grandson 3-year old Eli Jessup.
A helicopter ambulance took Jessup to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Police say Ms. Christian was not wearing a seat belt. Police have not said whether the child was in a booster seat. The investigation of the wreck by Lieutenant Jeff Sanford is ongoing.
Hopkinsville police are investigating an armed robbery from this afternoon.
Initial reports indicate the victim was held up at gunpoint Cates Street around 12:50 p.m.
Police say the victim was not injured in the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
The 911 call was made from the Scott’s Market about five minutes after the robbery took place.
This is a developing story and we will have more information when it becomes available.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who broke into a BP Gas Station.
Police say on Tuesday, January 15th around 1 am, the BP Gas Station located at 100 Alfred Thun Road was burglarized and several items including lottery tickets were stolen.
Police say around 7:15 am on the same day, a male tried to cash one of the stolen lottery tickets at the BP Gas Station located at the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Trenton Road, but was unsuccessful.
Police say the man wore the same clothes as the man who broke into the BP at Alfred Thun Road.
Police say another male tried to cash the same ticket at 7:30 am at the Shell Station located at Tylertown Road and Trenton Road and was also unsuccessful.
A clerk said the men were in a black Ford Excursion with two other people in the vehicle.
Anyone with information about these incidents can call 931-645-8477 and remain anonymous.
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The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting a remembrance ceremony next week to honor two local soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The Eagle Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled to take place Wednesday, January 23rd at the Family Resource Center at 4 p.m.
Military officials say remembrance ceremonies are held each month to honor fallen Soldiers deployed in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.
This month’s ceremony will honor Private First Class Shane Wilson, who was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and Specialist Patricia L. Horne, who was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
Hopkins County Coal LLC recently received a state award for restoring land that has been mined to a natural or economically usable purpose.
Commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources, Steve Hohmann, presented a the 2012 Commissioner’s Award of Excellence in Reclamation to Hopkins County Coal, LLC for outstanding reclamation work located in Hopkins County near Madisonville.
Officials say Hopkins County Coal successfully established a diverse 318-acre post-mining land use that includes hay land and pastures, a fish and wildlife habitat, permanent open water impoundments, stream restoration and several seasonal shallow water depressions.
Officials say the site was nominated by Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement Madisonville Regional Office inspection personnel.
In further recognition of the Commissioner’s award, Representative Ben Waide, of Madisonville, presented a Kentucky House of Representatives Citation to the company.