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.
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as Cyber Security Awareness month.
Governor Beshear is encouraging citizens to make sure they take necessary precautions while online.
The governor was quoted as saying that the Internet is useful, but that citizens must remain aware of the potential threats and that Kentucky officials must provide infrastructure security while maintaining access for state agencies, local partners and citizens.
Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet and interim Chief Information Officer Lori Flanery added that maintaining a system’s integrity is the number one challenge for organizations and that it was important to invest in security programs, training and awareness at all levels of an organization.
A date has been set for a public meeting in Hopkinsville regarding a possible change in area code.
A news release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission says the local meeting will be Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium.
Officials will discuss the options and process for the creation of a new area code for all of or a portion of western Kentucky. The change could apply to all numbers in areas Christian County and west—or could only apply to all new numbers registered in the current 270 area code.
The second option would require every phone call to be a 10-digit affair. The proposed new area code is 364—which spells out “dog” on your keypad. It would take effect sometime before 2014, if approved.
The local man injured in a motorcycle wreck Friday afternoon remains in a Nashville Hospital.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say Lee Young of Hopkinsville is in critical, but stable condition.
Young was injured around 4pm Friday when he struck a vehicle on Butler Road and went airborne, striking another vehicle before finally coming to rest. He was flown by Air Evac helicopter to Vandy.
More information is now known about the shots fired complaint from over the weekend in Hopkinsville.
The incident happened shortly after midnight Sunday morning near the 600 block of Colonelette Drive, where someone fired shots into the rear window of a vehicle belonging to a 70-year old Hopkinsville man.
No one was injured and no suspects are listed on the report. Three shell casings were found in the area of the vehicle and the investigation continues.