A rear-end collision on Country Club Lane yesterday morning sent a Gracey man to the hospital.
The Hopkinsville Police Report from Public Safety Officer Chris Bond says 70-year old Frank Whitlock of Gracey was stopped near the Canton Pike intersection when he was rear-ended by 27-year old Anthony Dazey of Hopkinsville.
Dazey told Bond he didn’t see that Whitlock was stopped until it was too late to avoid a wreck.
Whitlock declined an ambulance, but was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be checked out for neck pain.
Hopkinsville Community College officials say there is still plenty of time for individuals wanting to further their education to register for Spring classes.
Spring I classes at H-C-C is set to begin Monday, January 14th and registration is still underway at both Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell campuses through Monday.
Officials say current and returning students with a My Academic Plan on file may complete registration with their Student Self-service access.
Officials say prospective students with incomplete files will need to complete all admission requirements before registration and for those individuals who have not yet started the application process, encouraged to first visit with an Academic Advisor for registration assistance.
New Fort Campbell campus students are required to attend an Enable group advising session where they will plan their schedule and receive one-time access to their Self-service account for adding classes.
The new KCTCS Student Service Center is open 24/7-365 to answer certain questions. Current students who have questions about their financial aid, charges and payments, password resets, Blackboard, and Learn on Demand can call 855-224-6422.
Officials also say for residents who can not register for classes on Monday, are encouraged to sign-up for classes at HCC before Spring II classes begin Monday, March 18th.
A reception is planned for next week to honor retiring Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director, Carol Barta.
The Board of Directors of the Arts Council would like to invite the public to attend a retirement reception for Mrs. Barta, which is scheduled to take place at the Train Depot from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, January 17th.
Officials say Mrs. Barta came to Hopkinsville from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2002 when her husband, Anthony Barta, took the pastoral position at First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville.
Ms. Barta served as Executive Director for 7 ½ years.
Pennyroyal Arts Council offices are currently housed in the old L & N train depot located at 425 East Ninth Street.
A Wisconsin man was arrested in Hopkinsville yesterday and charged with stealing his father’s vehicle and driving a juvenile runaway to Kentucky.
Charged with receiving stolen property and unlawful transaction with a minor is 21-year old Dylan Dimler of Hammond, Wisconsin. The arrest card says a stolen 2002 Dodge Caravan was located at the Best Western on Fort Campbell Boulevard and that Dimler and a female juvenile had come to the hotel in the vehicle.
Dimler’s father, Duane Dimler, told police that his son took the keys and fled his home in the van before picking up the teen and leaving the state. Dimler was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Hopkinsville Police have identified who they believe was the shooter in the Saturday morning double-murder-suicide on Hillaire Drive.
The incident left a father, mother and son dead at 309 Hillaire Drive Saturday morning and Public Information Officer Paul Ray says detectives believe the father—67-year old Tommie Summers—was the gunman.
Tommie Summers’ brother spoke to WSMV TV out of Nashville and said Brian Summers suffered from a mental illness and that Linda Summers had dementia. The man said he believed his brother killed his own family fearing no one would care for them if he died. The family’s dog was also shot, though it was expected to live. Hopkinsville Police say they are not commenting on any possible motive this early in the investigation.
The first call on the Hillaire incident came in from a family member who found the scene around 10am Saturday. The first officers on the scene found the parents dead and Brian critically wounded. Brian would die soon after at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Christian County Coroner Dorris Lamb said nothing unexpected came out of the autopsy for each victim at the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville—as all three were determined to have died from a gunshot wound.