A rear-end collision on Canton Street Monday afternoon caused a three-vehicle wreck that injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around 2pm, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 61-year old Kenneth Kaiser of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn onto Blane Drive when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 26-year old Lauren Sutton of Hopkinsville. Ms. Sutton reportedly said she was unable to stop because of a coffee cup that had lodged underneath her brake pedal.
The collision caused Kaiser to run into a vehicle stopped on Blane driven by 60-year old Raymond Lockhart of Hopkinsville.
Kaiser’s passenger, 58-year old Mary Kaiser of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest pain.
The League of Women Voters Political Forums got underway at the Bradford Square Mall Monday night and we begin our traditional series featuring a race each day in the news with the candidates for 8th District State Representative.
Incumbent Representative John Tilley faced off with Republican challenger Max Sturdivant in a spirited debate that was only ten minutes short of an hour long.
Both candidates agreed that creating jobs is a top priority for any state lawmaker, though they disagreed greatly when grading the General Assembly’s performance in helping to promote growth.
Addressing the budget-making process, Representative Tilley said he has a record he’s proud of when it comes to making tough decision to keep the spending plan balanced.
Sturdivant said there is more room for cuts and believes a change in leadership in Frankfort is part of the answer for solving Kentucky’s financial problems.
Sturdivant said he’d support Kentucky opting out of President Obama’s health care plan, while Representative Tilley said that would effectively be turning down Kentucky’s federal allotment for Medicaid funding since Congress passed the controversial legislation and that is what the Commonwealth has to work with.
The forums continue Tuesday evening at 6 with candidates for Hopkinsville City Council in Wards six and seven and the debate between State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield.
We will feature a League of Women Voters debate on our weekly public affairs program each Sunday morning at 9am on Lite 98.7 in addition to the daily feature in our newscasts.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials want to remind motorists to watch out for deer while driving on Kentucky highways this fall.
Officials say Deer movement peaks in late October through early December and drivers are urged to be on the lookout for deer crossing roads, especially at dusk and dawn, when deer are feeding.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says the presence of yellow deer crossing signs should alert motorists that may encounter deer on the roadways.
Last year, there were three human fatalities as a result of collisions between deer and vehicles, according to Kentucky State Police and on average, about 400 deer versus vehicle crashes occur in October, about 800 in November and about 300 in December.
A state official knowledgeable in work force statistics was the guest speaker for this month’s Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meeting.
Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner, Beth Brinly shared the vision plan of the state workforce investment system.
Ms. Brinly spoke about the state-wide workforce vision, some of the key initiatives and resources that will be implemented across the state and devoted much of her speech on the importance of partnerships between area agencies.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that six people died in six separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, October 1st through Sunday.
State Police say single fatality motor vehicles crashes occurred in Leslie, Monroe and Robertson Counties with two of the victims not wearing seat belts and one of the wrecks involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Two fatalities were the result of two ATV wrecks in Pike County and a pedestrian was struck and killed in Jefferson County.
State Police say there were no fatalities reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 550 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is five fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.