Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that nine people died in seven separate wrecks on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, November 19th through Sunday.
State Police say three fatalities occurred before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period.
A double fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Laurel County with a single fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Meade County.
State Police say six fatalities were reported as the result of five crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
A double fatality crash occurred in Barren County with both victims not wearing seat belts and the suspected use of alcohol was involved.
There were no reports of fatal wrecks happening in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties during this time frame.
In 2011, 1,289 traffic crashes occurred throughout Kentucky during the Thanksgiving holiday period, claiming six lives and injuring 393 people.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 657 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is eight fewer than what was reported for this time period last year.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspected robber.
Police are searching for 46-year old Howard James Graves Jr. of 120 East Street, Clarksville, who is wanted for aggravated robbery.
Police say on Tuesday, November 20th around 3:30 a.m. a 31-year old man was dropping off a friend at Ernest Shelton Drive after taking her to get something to eat.
The man told police he parked his truck on the side of the road and got out when a man, later identified as Graves, yelled for him to come to his vehicle.
Police say the victim approached Graves got out of the vehicle took off his coat, displayed a handgun, struck the man in the head with the handgun, at which time the victim lost consciousness.
The victim told police when he woke up a short time later, he realized $580 was removed from his front pant pocket.
A witness to the robbery obtained a tag number from the vehicle Graves was traveling in and the victim was able to identify Graves in a photographic lineup as the man who robbed him at gunpoint.
Police are urging anyone who sees Graves to contact 911 immediately or call anonymously to 931-645-8477.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-fatality wreck in Livingston County this morning and identified the victim as 51-year old Cynthia L. Felts of Paducah.
State Police say Ms. Felts was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, which they say happened around 5:30 a.m. on US 60 approximately two miles east of Ledbetter.
State Police say preliminary investigation shows Ms. Felts was driving west on US 60 when her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason and traveled about 200 feet off the roadway overturning and striking a utility pole.
Ms. Ledbetter, who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Livingston County Coroner.
State Police say speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.
The Livingston County EMS, Livingston County Coroner’s Office, and the Ledbetter Fire Department also provided assistance at the scene.
The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is now open and officials are inviting visitors to enjoy the popular walk-through event through Saturday, January 5th.
Officials say the light display will be available from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Throughout the event, there will be several weekend family-friendly activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Registration is now underway for the City of Clarksville’s first ever Youth Dodgeball League.
Registration is going on now through December 21st with participants able to register at the Parks and Recreation Main Office as well as online.
The six-week Youth Dodgeball League is open to 6 to 17-year olds and is free to participate.
Games will be played at the Crow Community Center on Friday evenings starting January 11th, with a pre-league meeting held January 4th for all players to go over rules and teams.
For more information about the City of Clarksville’s Youth Dodgeball League, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931-645-7476.