A wreck involving an ambulance in Elkton this afternoon sent four people to the hospital for minor injuries.
The incident happened around 3pm according to Elkton Police Officer Milton Burke, who says a female driver of a silver PT Cruiser was northbound on South Streets Avenue and drove into the West Main St intersection and into the path of an oncoming ambulance.
The driver and passenger in the car and driver and passenger in the ambulance were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Todd County Ambulance Service Director Locky Beasley said his crew, EMT’s Jason Heltsley and Jared Southerland, were taken to Logan Memorial Hospital. Elkton Police declined to immediately release the names of the people injured in the car, who were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Montgomery County officials have selected a local man as the county’s newest Director of Animal Control.
Officials announced today that Tim Clifton has been selected as the Director of Animal Control after serving in that capacity on a interim basis for the past month.
Officials say Clifton most recently served as the School Resource Officer Supervisor at the Sheriff’s Office.
Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers says his law enforcement experience will serve the department well as they continue to educate the community on animal welfare laws and regulations, as well as when they have to work cases through the court system.
Summer break has ended for thousands of Kentucky students this week, with the exception of Christian County students, whose first day of school is Wednesday, August 15th.
Kentucky State Police want to remind area motorists to use precaution when driving since many children are injured or killed each year in school bus related wrecks.
State Police say Kentucky had over 1,600 school bus related crashes, which resulted in 506 injuries and five deaths.
KSP Spokesman, Trooper Michael Webb is encouraging drivers to be alert for loading and unloading buses.
Trooper Webb was quoted as saying that nothing strikes fear in a trooper’s mind like getting a call that there has been a bus related crash.
Trooper Webb also states that distracted drivers and those who speed or drive around school buses on the road are often putting children in more danger than anything else.
Kentucky State law requires that if any school bus with its stop arm and signal lights activated, a motorist approaching from any direction must stop and not proceed until the passengers have loaded/unloaded and the bus.
Passing a school bus while it is loading or unloading children is considered to be a misdemeanor offense.
The future of health care continues to be a major concern for citizens who rely on Medicare and Medicaid to survive and for those who are struggling to make ends meet in today’s tough economy.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says health care will be a key issue to discuss prior to the November election.
Congressman Whitfield says rising health care costs are the direct result of the federal government.
Congressman Whitfield says even though the health care system is often times described as too complex, he is encouraging residents to stay informed and to contact their health care providers about questions or concerns they may have.
Thanks to the generosity of over a dozen Indian doctors, several local organizations will have an easier time serving the community.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says residents are lucky to have dedicated doctors.
Mayor Kemp says sometime last fall, he was approached by the physicians, who told him that they wanted to give back to a community that has accepted and embraced them.
Over the next five years, doctors affiliated with the Indian Physicians Alliance have pledged to donate $200,000 to benefit organizations like the A.W. Watts Senior Center, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers and Challenge House.