Hopkinsville Police responded to no fewer than four wrecks with injury in the city limits Friday.
The first incident happened around 10am at the intersection of Griffin Bell Drive and Richard Mills Drive. The report says 51-year old Ada Bailey of Hopkinsville was northbound on Griffin Bell when 55-year old Walter Zaitz of St. Peters, Missouri ran the stop sign on Richard Mills and ran into the side of her vehicle.
Ms. Bailey was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head pain, while Zaitz went uninjured.
Less than an hour later at Country Club Lane and Fort Campbell Boulevard, 54-year old Michael Stewart of Gracey was stopped on Country Club and waiting to make a turn when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 22-year old Taylor Gray of Hopkinsville.
Gray said he tried to stop, but was unable to do so because of wet pavement. Stewart’s passenger, 33-year old Jason Hart of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
Two used cars for sale on a car lot were damaged and two people were injured in the third incident around 7:20pm at West 7th and North Drive. Witnesses told police that 17-year old Tresteven Moss of Hopkinsville ran the red light on West 7th and struck a vehicle in the intersection driven by 70-year old Ray Williams of Hopkinsville.
Moss said he wasn’t sure what happened, with his vehicle jumping a curb, hitting a road sign and then damaging two vehicles on the lot of Temp Auto Sales. Moss had four passengers, but only 18-year old Andre Burse of Hopkinsville required a trip to the hospital.
Williams was also taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart.
The final wreck Friday happened around 11:30pm at the intersection of East 9th and McLean Avenue.
50-year old Johnny Mack of Hopkinsville was eastbound on East 9th and thought 77-year old Fred Stepp was about to make a right turn onto McLean. Mack also wanted to turn on McLean and ran into the side of Stepp’s vehicle when Stepp proceeded east on 9th.
Mack was taken to Jennie Stuart, while Stepp went uninjured.
The North Drive Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council selected Kim Stevenson, former Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle, as the school’s new principal just in time for the upcoming school year.
Stevenson is an Austin Peay State University graduate, where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree and has seven years of teaching experience, with four of those years being spent at Hopkinsville High School as a math teacher and the last two years as the Assistant Principal at North Drive Middle School.
The school’s site based decision making council met for several hours today and reviewed 11 applicants for the position.
The council received input from the community, faculty and staff members and parents who have children attending the middle school in making their final decision.
Newly appointed Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill thanked the council for the efforts they made today when selecting Ms. Stevenson.
Ms. Stevenson was quoted as saying she is excited for this upcoming school year and knows it will be a great one.
Her first day of employment as principal will be Monday, July 23rd.
Murray Police responded to a two vehicle wreck with injuries this afternoon with two people being transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Around 12:30 p.m. Officer Chris Greenfield responded to a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Robertson Road and Highway 94 with both vehicles traveling west on the highway.
Officer Greenfield reports that 65-year old Bonicha Stenberg of Hazel was stopped at the red light when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 19-year old Kyle Brady of Murray.
Stenberg and her passenger, 95-year old Ida Venson of Puryear, Tennessee were both transported by ambulance to Murray Calloway County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
A McCracken County man was booked into jail on child pornography charges this week.
Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested and charged 56-year old Danny Coons with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor after a search warrant was executed as his home this week.
State Police say Coons was arrested following an ongoing undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation after detectives were lead to his residence after a computer in the residence was seen online with files containing child pornography.
Police say equipment used in the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s Forensic Laboratory for examination.
Coons remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail and was arrested without incident.