A single-vehicle wreck between Pembroke and Oak Grove this morning injured one.
The incident happened around 6:40 this morning at the intersection of KY 115 and Pruett Lane, with a 21-year old man sustaining only minor injuries after the vehicle he was in struck a power pole and flipped onto its side.
Pennyrile Rural Electric has been called to the scene to assess the damage to the pole and the man was being treated for a possible broken finger.
A two-vehicle wreck on the bypass near Heritage Christian Academy yesterday afternoon injured both drivers.
The incident happened around 3:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 18-year old Tabitha Nixon of Herndon was attempting to turn left across the eastbound lanes and into the entrance of Heritage Christian Academy.
Ms. Nixon turned into the path of 60-year old James Burke of Hopkinsville, who said there was a tractor trailer in the left turn lane next to him which may have kept her from seeing him.
Both drivers sustained injuries in the incident, though the report only lists Ms. Nixon as having been taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for her injuries.
A Christian County school bus was involved in a wreck on Lafayette Road yesterday afternoon, though there were thankfully no injuries.
That incident happened around 3:30, when bus driver 63-year old Roxie Mounts of Hopkinsville reportedly turned her bus left off Gateway Lane onto Lafayette and into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 44-year old David Sova of Hopkinsville.
Sova tried to stop and veered off the road in an attempt to avoid a collision, but the two vehicles banged mirrors and Sova ran into a ditch.
Both drivers and the 25 students on board the bus went uninjured.
Word has come that former Christian County School system Superintendent Dr. Arthur Gene “Art” Kupisch has passed away.
Dr. Kupisch reportedly died Tuesday at his home in Marion, according to his obituary in the Paducah Sun. He served as the superintendent in Christian County in the early 1980’s, and also spent time as superintendent of schools in two Indiana districts.
Prior to his retirement, Dr. Kupisch was serving as assistant superintendent in the Crittenden County School System.
Dr. Kupisch wasn’t solely defined by his career in education, as he served in the U.S. Navy Aviation Reconnaissance before he went to college. He would go on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, his master’s from Indiana University at Terre Haute and a doctorate in education from Indiana University at Bloomington.
Dr. Kupisch is survived by his wife Linda, son Koy, a step-daughter and two step-sons—including former Hopkinsville-Christian County Economic Development Director Lee Conrad.
Memorial services for Dr. Kupisch will be held at a later date in Mattoon, Illinois. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.