A four year old boy was found walking alone outside of a Greenville Road gas station Monday morning and police reportedly found worse conditions inside his home.
Christian County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dyno Mart around 6:30 Monday morning and found the boy at the store. He reportedly told deputies he had walked there to buy chewing gum and said his parents didn’t know he was gone.
When police took him home to 7D Peach Street, the report says they found dirty clothes, food and dishes all over the residence. There was also reportedly a very foul odor from urine and feces in the toilet and what appeared to be dog urine and feces throughout the home.
The mother, 28-year old Cynthia Cole, reportedly told police her son was the one who trashed the home and that he is always leaving without her knowing about it.
Deputies write there were kitchen knives lying on the floor that the boy could have easily stepped on. Cole was summonsed to court on second degree wanton endangerment charges.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested for his second DUI in the last five years after he allegedly ran into the front of a house and then kept driving.
The arrest card for 53-year old Dale Parker of Hopkinsville says police were dispatched to 1824 Carter St. around 3am to the report of someone running into the front of the residence and then driving off.
A witness took down a license plate number and officers located Parker on Coleman St. The report says there was damage to Parker’s truck and that he spoke with a slurred speech.
He also reportedly failed field sobriety tests and blew a .121 on the breath test for blood alcohol content. Parker was charged with DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The driver of a van in Muhlenberg County was extremely fortunate to survive a single-vehicle wreck this morning.
State Police say 29-year old Rory Dorris of Dunmor was southbound on Kentucky 431 around 7:30 when his tires dropped off the right side of the roadway, causing him to lose control and overturn several times.
Dorris was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle which came to rest upright, trapping him underneath. First responders were able to use mechanical means to free him from the wreckage and Dorris was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for what police believe is only a possible broken leg.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced the hiring of a new Radiation Oncology Director.
A news release says Sheila Sadler was elevated to the post from a nursing position in the department she has worked in since 1990. Ms. Sadler has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Cancer Program and Pennyroyal Hospice and is a member of the National Coalition of Nurse Navigators and Oncology Nursing Society.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in nursing.
State Representatives Jim DeCesare of Bowling Green and Myron Dossett of Pembroke are co-sponsoring a bill aimed at giving parents who lose a baby to miscarriage a concrete way to remember.
House Bill 210 is currently in the House Health and Welfare Committee and would allow parents who miscarry to apply for a certificate of early fetal death if the loss comes before 20 weeks gestation.
The parents would be charged a reasonable fee and the document would not be kept as a matter of record with the state, but supporters believe it would be a positive alternative to the current policy of not offering anything.
Representative DeCesare says allowing parents who have lost a child through miscarriage to honor their life is the least legislators can do.
A similar law recently passed in Ohio and Representative Dossett says he’s received a lot of positive response to the proposal in Kentucky from all parts of the commonwealth.
Supporters have been careful to keep the issue separate from any abortion debates, as they say this legislation is only meant to comfort parents who are grieving a miscarriage.