One person had to be hospitalized following a rear-end collision on McLean Avenue yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened around 5:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 31-year old Latisha Pulley of Hopkinsville was stopped attempting to make a left turn.
19-year old Corshica Oatts was approaching from behind and said she didn’t see Pulley stopped and rear-ended her vehicle. Ms. Oatts got out of her vehicle before putting it in park and it rolled backwards into a tree line at the bottom of the hill across from Belmont Elementary School.
Both drivers were injured, but the report says only Ms. Pulley was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Christian County School officials are asking for the community’s input concerning the hiring of a new North Drive Middle School Principal.
The North Drive Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council is seeking the opinions of the community for the NDMS Principal search.
School officials say a link to the Christian County Public Schools’ website has been established to allow the public to select their top five criteria when selecting a school principal.
Residents interested in taking the online survey are asked to visit www.christian.kyschools.us.
All participants of the survey will remain anonymous and will be open to participants through July 8th.
Results from the online survey will then be compiled and reviewed by the NDMS Site Based Decision Making Committee.
A wreck at 9th and Liberty injured a Hopkinsville man late yesterday morning.
Hopkinsville Police say 20-year old Christopher Howell of Hopkinsville was westbound on East 9th and turned left in front of oncoming traffic. His vehicle was struck by a car driven by 66-year old Jessie Hollis of Hopkinsville, who didn’t have time to avoid a wreck.
Howell went uninjured, but Hollis had to be taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Firework sales are down in Christian County and surrounding areas due to excessive heat and burn bans being implemented around the region.
Isiah Victor, who manages a local business that sells various fireworks, says sales are tremendously down compared to last year.
Republican 8th District State Representative Candidate Max Sturdivant Jr. of Hopkinsville held a news conference this afternoon to voice his disapproval of a 2.1 cent per gallon gasoline tax increase that took effect Sunday.
Sturdivant says as a result of a gas tax amendment in 2009, that incumbent Representative John Tilley voted for, working Kentuckians will now have to dig a little deeper into their pockets, despite already feeling the pinch at the gas pump.
Representative Tilley says the tax increase that took effect this week was a result of a legislation that passed in 1988.
He says the tax increase this year had nothing to do with the 2009 gasoline tax amendment that received bipartisan support.