A Clarksville child is in Vanderbilt University Medical Center after accidentally shooting himself Saturday night.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called to Peachers Ridge Road around 9:50 last night and found a 22-year old woman holding her three-year old son and administering first aid.
The mother, who has a handgun carry permit, told Detective Ronald Parrish that she had left her weapon unattended on a couch while her son was eating at a table in a different area of the apartment.
The woman sat down with her back to the couch and was working on the computer when she heard the sound of a gunshot. She looked to see if there was a hole in the ceiling and then saw her son crying and holding his abdomen.
The child was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt for a gunshot wound to the stomach and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Police say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
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One person was murdered in south Christian County early Sunday morning and police are looking for a suspect.
The first call came in at 3:05 of a homicide at 7875 Old Palmyra Road, where 30-year old Joey Weatherwax of Cox Mill Road was found dead from a gunshot wound to the upper body and from being run over by a vehicle.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene along with first responders from Herndon and Christian County EMS. The victim’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.
A local man was killed in a wreck near the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport last night.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Edward Eastman says 26-year old Shannon McDaniel of Hopkinsville was northbound on Airport Road around 8:30 when he went straight through a curve and through two metal fences, before coming to rest on the airport property.
McDaniel was pronounced dead and his body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy to determine if a medical condition may have led to the wreck.
Plans are rolling along for the 21st annual Hopkinsville-Christian County Relay for Life Walk to Cure Cancer.
Members of the local Relay for Life Committee discussed the goals for the next Walk to Cure Cancer that scheduled to take place on June 7th at the Stadium of Champions.
Following discussions and remarks from volunteers and committee members, the fundraising goal for the annual event was set at $150,000.
Last year’s Cancer Walk received over $130,000 in donations to go towards the American Cancer Society.
Over the past twenty years, Christian County has raised $2 million for cancer research.
The next committee is scheduled to take place Tuesday, September 25th at the local Hampton Inn.
The City of Hopkinsville is reminding area residents to join elected officials next week for a ceremonial ground breaking for the city’s proposed multi-million municipal building project.
Officials will break ground on Tuesday, September 18th at 5:15 p.m. at the downtown building with Mayor Dan Kemp to likely offer remarks about the proposed $8.2 million project.
The project is expected to take about two years to complete and once finished, the newly revamped building will be occupied by the Hopkinsville Police Department.