Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school students, after alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco according to a national survey conducted last year.
Officials with the Christian County Public School District are taking a stand against prescription drug abuse and is hosting a Parent University Session Thursday night to discuss that very topic.
School District Spokesperson, Heather Aubin gives more details about the upcoming session.
Two people are now behind bars as part of an increased effort by Clarksville Police to apprehend impaired drivers off the roadways.
Police conducted the impaired saturation patrols from Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th.
In addition to the two DUI arrests, 18 people were also cited for speeding.
During the weekend enforcement period, 61 vehicles were stopped.
The saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred near Princeton this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on KY 672, about six miles west of Princeton, around 6:20 a.m.
Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that 25-year old Michael H. Phebus of Dawson Springs was driving eastbound on KY 6-72 when his vehicle struck a patch of ice on the roadway causing him to lose control, exit off the right side of the roadway, cross both lanes of traffic and end up in a ditch.
Phebus was given a ride by a passerby to Dawson Springs where he was treated by Medical Center Ambulance Service and then transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Hospital for treatment of injuries.
The investigation into the wreck remains ongoing by Trooper First Class John Komar investigated the collision.
A large crowd gathered together this morning as officials with Wayne Supply Company of Hopkinsville celebrated the grand opening of another facility.
Company President, Monty Boyd says he is excited to showcase months of hard work in making the expansion possible.
Two Cadiz men are in a Nashville hospital after a wreck in Trigg County Monday evening.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 8:10 near the eastern edge of the Cadiz city limits on US 68-80. Preliminary investigation by KSP determined 20-year old Nicholas Wiseman of Cadiz had been eastbound on 68 when he struck a deer.
Wiseman’s vehicle became disabled and 47-year old Scotty Gray of Cadiz stopped to assist in getting the pickup off the road.
Approaching from behind in a tractor-trailer was 50-year old Mohamed Mohamud of Missouri, who was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting Wiseman’s disabled pickup, pushing it into Gray’s vehicle. Wiseman had been standing near his pickup and was struck by a vehicle during the wreck.
Gray had been in his vehicle wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. Wiseman was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was stabilized before being transferred to Vanderbilt by ambulance.
Wiseman is listed in stable condition, while Gray is in critical, but stable condition.
Mohamud went uninjured in the incident. The investigation continues by Kentucky State Police.