Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced the creation of a newsletter for the hospital.
A news release says the hospital’s marketing partner will be Pacesetter Printing of Princeton. The newsletter will feature patient success stories, letters and news information about hospital services, physicians and services provided at its other locations across the area.
Printed copies of the newsletter will be distributed in 10 area newspapers and will appear on the Jennie Stuart Medical Center website—jsmc.org.
February 20th is the 100th Anniversary of the hospital and that will be commemorated in the premiere of the newsletter next month. The first edition will feature a centennial logo and slogan that will debut to the public.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a burglary on Hawthorne Drive from Tuesday afternoon.
Joe Bostick of Hopkinsville told officers someone broke into 705 Hawthorne between 1 and 2pm and stole a gun, two computers and several pieces of jewelry. Total value of the stolen property is listed at $3,950 and the investigation continues.
No suspects are listed on the report.
While the fatal wreck on the Bypass was certainly the most tragic last night, it was by no means the only accident.
Roads are much improved this morning, but first responders in Christian County were constantly responding to accidents around 6pm last night and remained busy for much of the evening.
State and county road crews worked through the night and have salted down bridges and overpasses that caused a majority of the problems. Even so, most local school systems including Christian have closed for the day with the exception of Todd County where they are opening one hour late and Fort Campbell, which will open two hours late.
A complete list of our closures and cancellations can be found on our website, lite987whop.com by clicking on the snowflake at the upper right hand corner of the page.
Anyone who must be out on the roads this morning is urged to use caution and to be especially careful on bridges, which are still wet and in danger of freezing over again. A vehicle ran off Greenville Road at a slick spot just south of Dogwood Kelly Road this morning and hit a natural gas line. Atmos and the State Highway Department were called to the scene.
One of the many weather-related wrecks in the city happened about 7pm on East 7th Street when 56-year old Fanny Redd of Hopkinsville slid on an icy bridge and hit the rail.
Ms. Redd told police she had only been traveling 10 to 15 miles per hour, but that she still hit the bridge hard. She went to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for minor injuries by private vehicle.
Several accidents were also reported near the seven mile-marker of the Pennyrile Parkway, where motorists were losing control on a bridge and wrecking. One woman had a possible broken arm in a crash just before 6 o’clock.
Any slick spots that are left over should be gone by this afternoon, as the forecast is for a high temperature of 40 degrees today and there are no winter weather advisories or warnings in effect for any of our counties.
A few more details are now known about the single-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a four-year old girl on the Bypass last night.
The Hopkinsville Police report says the crash happened about 6:05 near Martin Luther King Elementary School when 29-year old Amber Coleman of Velma Drive lost control of her vehicle on the icy bridge and struck the guardrail, causing her SUV to flip.
Her daughter, 4-year old Brooklyn Coleman, was not in a booster seat and was pronounced dead on the scene by Christian County Coroner Doris Lamb. Amber Coleman went to Jennie Stuart for leg injuries and another passenger—29-year old Brian Baker of Shelbyville, Kentucky; did not go to the hospital despite complaining of some minor injuries.
The report says Baker and Amber Coleman were wearing their seat belt.