Montgomery County officials say questionable accounting practices led to the firing of County Animal Control Director, Karen Josephson early this morning.
Communications Director Elizabeth Black says Josephson’s termination was effective immediately and that daily operations of the department will continue and an interim director will be appointed until the position is filled.
Mrs. Black says Josephson was relieved of her position due to failure to perform the essential functions of a department head.
Josephson’s termination was announced today after a state audit revealed accounting irregularities where an undisclosed amount of money was missing from the department’s funds.
An Indiana based moving and storage company recently collected thousands of baby items for expecting military spouses and a Hopkinsville native says she is proud to be a part of an organization that gives back to the military.
Atlas Van Lines Marketing Specialist, Sarah Whitaker says over 4-thousand baby items were collected from July 28th and July 1st and was delivered to mothers-to-be at YMCA boutique at Fort Campbell on Friday.
Traffic fatalities in Tennessee have dramatically increased this year compared to last year with law enforcement agencies across the region taking a proactive approach in an effort to reduce the numbers.
Since January, Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that there were 531 fatal wrecks, compared to a total of 493 last year.
THP’s latest figures also show 74 motorcyclists have died on state roadways, compared to a total of 64 deaths during the same time period last year.
409 out of the 531 fatal wrecks this year involved passenger vehicles.
In Clarksville, Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the number of fatalities that occurred this year are about to exceed last year’s numbers.
Clarksville Police have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle wreck over the weekend.
A news release from Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says 42-year old Joseph Weyand of Clarksville died when he ran off the road in a curve and hit a culvert at 957 Swift Drive. Weyand’s bike went airborne and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
The number of people killed on Kentucky roadways this year continues to run well ahead of last year’s pace and last week was another deadly one.
Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police show 15 people died in 15 separate crashes last week—with nine of the 14 victims in motor vehicles not wearing a seat belt.
The 15th victim was on a motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet and two of the wrecks involved alcohol. Fatal wrecks in western Kentucky happened in Calloway, Crittenden and Daviess Counties.
Through Sunday, 406 people had died on Kentucky roadways this year, which was 45 more than the number from a year ago. Sixty-nine of those victims died in wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol.