Crews prepare to load patient into helicopter at Air-Evac landing zone in Fairview/photo by Adam May
A migrant worker was flown to a Nashville hospital after a farm accident in Todd County this afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 2pm on Tabernacle Road near Fairview, with Todd EMS Director Lockey Beasley describing what happened.
The suspect accused in the shooting death of a Hopkinsville man Sunday morning in Oak Grove was arraigned in Christian District Court this afternoon.
22-year old Hersey Mitchell of Persimmon Road, Clarksville was extradited from the Montgomery County Jail to the Christian County Jail and appeared by video conference for his arraignment.
Judge Arnold Lynch presided over today’s arraignment and explained to Mitchell the charges and penalties he is now facing.
After being asked whether or not he could afford an attorney, Mitchell replied that he could afford one and that’s when Judge Lynch set his preliminary hearing for Monday.
He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail after a vehicle pursuit that extended into Tennessee with the Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisting in Mitchell’s eventual arrest.
Mitchell is accused of shooting and killing 23-year old Shannon Fairley of Hopkinsville at the Mapco Convenience Store near the Oak Grove Wal-mart.
University of Louisville President Doctor James Ramsey made appearances on Fort Campbell and in Hopkinsville today.
Doctor Ramsey spoke to Major General James McConville and officials at Fort Campbell High School in the morning, before speaking for about 30 minutes at the afternoon Hopkinsville Rotary Club meeting.
Doctor Ramsey says he is traveling Kentucky to talk about the positive things happening at U of L.
Doctor Ramsey also talked about how budget cuts have impacted higher education and how he believes that will hinder economic development in Kentucky as a whole.
Madisonville was among the stops Doctor Ramsey was set to make before concluding his tour of the Commonwealth.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, September 17th through Sunday.
Five of the victims were traveling in personal passenger vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 523 people have died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is three more that what was reported for this same time period last year.
State Police say of the 404 motor vehicle fatalities, 230 victims were not wearing seat belts and of the 62 motorcycle fatalities, 32 victims were not wearing a helmet and a total of 92 fatalities have resulted from wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Another one of the major goals of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance has been accomplished.
State Representative John Tilley says the speed limit for 59 miles of U.S. 68-80 between Bowling Green and Cadiz will be raised to 65 miles per hour effective October 2nd. Governor Steve Beshear will make an official announcement about it next Tuesday. Representative Tilley says the change was made through administrative measures.
The speed limit will remain the same within city limits and other congested areas, but motorists will be able to drive ten miles per hour faster on what some consider the best maintained roadway in Christian, Todd, Logan and Trigg Counties. Representative Tilley says the three county chamber alliance was instrumental in the effort.
The Kentucky Department of Transportation gave the go-ahead to the change after a comprehensive study of the roadway.