Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle wreck with injury Monday morning in Crittenden County.
State Police say the collision occurred on KY-70 in Dycusburg around 1:50 p.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 37-year old James McFarland of Kuttawa was driving a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on KY 70 and 28-year old Joshua Kinnis of Dycusburg was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu at the time of the wreck.
Police say Kinnis was stopped in a driveway waiting to make a left turn onto KY 70, when McFarland claimed that Mr. Kinnis was going to pull into the roadway, so he applied his brakes and by doing so, he lost control of the motorcycle causing it to collide with Kinnis’s vehicle and a mailbox.
As a result of the collision, the motorcycle overturned and ejected McFarland, who was not wearing a helmet and he was flown by PHI Air Medical to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.
Kinnis, who was wearing a seatbelt, went uninjured in the incident.
Clarksville Police are once again asking for the public’s help in locating two thieves.
Police say the two male suspects stole $3500 worth of merchandise, in less than a minute, from a store located in the 2800 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Surveillance video from the store shows the thieves wasted no time in entering, taking the merchandise and fleeing from the store.
The theft occurred on Tuesday, September 25th around 4:45 p.m. and police say the crime occurred in 45 seconds.
The lead investigator is Detective Rodney Lifsey and anyone with information about the theft are urged to call 931-645-8477.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says five Kentuckians have been stricken with non-contagious fungal meningitis and two of those individuals are in Todd County.
Todd County Health Department Director Jen Harris says she’s been notified by the state that two of the people who are suffering with the illness live in her county.
Ms. Harris said she had no reason to be concerned that more Todd County residents might be infected, as the illness is not contagious.
All five of the Kentucky residents infected received treatment for back pain in Tennessee in the form of a contaminated steroid shot, which came from the New England Compounding Center.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Spokesperson Gwenda Bond says there have been no reports of any Kentucky health care facilities receiving the contaminated shots.
Ms. Bond says anyone who received a steroid shot for back pain in Tennessee who believes they might be suffering from symptoms related to fungal meningitis should contact their doctor immediately.
Over 100 people have been infected nationwide, including eight deaths.
The work of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance continues after Christian Fiscal Court agreed to partner with Todd Fiscal Court to apply for grant funding for a technical center in Elkton.
Todd Fiscal Court has applied for a federal Economic Development Grant of two million dollars to construct the Todd County Career Path Institute on the campus of Todd County Central High School, but the county must come up with 500-thousand dollars for a 25-percent match.
Todd County has applied for 250-thousand dollars of that money to come from a federal block grant, but that is the most money one county can apply for in that program. Christian Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to go along with Todd in applying for the rest this morning, with County Attorney Mike Foster saying it’s all part of a regional effort.
Foster says people in Christian and Todd Counties will be able to use the center that will be staffed by Hopkinsville Community College—so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Amy Frogue from the PADD office said officials hope to have the center open within 18 months. Students from Todd Central will be able to learn vocations such as welding during the day, while the facility will be oriented more toward adults in the evening.
Todd Fiscal Court has vowed to bond the half million dollars, if the grants for the matching money don’t pan out.
In person absentee voting will begin later this week for Christian County voters who won’t be able to make it to the polls on Election Day.
County Clerk Mike Kem says the absentee voting booth will be available Friday until Election Day.
Kem says anyone who is unable to make it to the courthouse in advance or to their polling place on November 6th should call the clerk’s office to request a paper ballot.
The absentee voting machine will also be available on Saturday, November 3rd from 8am until noon.
In-person absentee voting in Todd County starts Monday and runs through November 5th and will be available from 8 until noon Saturday October 27th and Saturday November 3rd.