A rear-end collision on Skyline Drive yesterday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around 4:30 at the railroad crossing, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 47-year old Sandera Chiles of Hopkinsville stopped when the gates came down and red lights started flashing.
Approaching her from behind was 19-year old Chyna Johnson of Hopkinsville, who reportedly told police she saw Ms. Chiles stop, move forward again and then come to a stop.
Ms. Johnson said she slammed on her brakes, but could not stop in time to avoid a collision.
Ms. Chiles was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment, with everyone involved wearing a seat belt.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating the theft of a car from a city residence yesterday morning.
The report says Tonie Ypma told officers he left his 1999 Ford Contour running at 313 South Cleveland Avenue around 7:30 and that an unknown suspect drove off in it.
The vehicle is valued at $2,500.
State Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville has proposed an alternative state house re-districting plan which would prevent he and State Representative Myron Dossett from having to run against each other in the Republican Primary.
The proposal would also slightly reduce the number of current members running against each other to ten. That would include one pair of Republicans, two pairs of Democrats two pairs of Democrats versus Republicans and one pair of Republicans.
The proposal splits 24 counties and 10 precincts as opposed to the 28 counties and 246 split precincts under the already passed House Bill 1. Eastern Christian and all of Todd County would be in Representative Dossett’s District 9 and 8th District Representative John Tilley would have much of southern and western Christian County.
A small portion of northwestern Christian County would be in the 4th District along with Caldwell, Crittenden and Trigg. Waide’s bill has a smaller variance in acceptable population difference among districts and believes House Bill 1 will be deemed unconstitutional in court.
A lawsuit challenging its constitutionality has reportedly already been filed.
Today marks a very important milestone for FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division.
According to officials, today marks the 10th anniversary of when the Citizen Corps program was created.
Since the 9-11 tragedy, the program has helped hundreds of communities across the nation become safer, stronger, and better prepared in the wake of disaster.
Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Chairman Dan Nicholson says he wants everyone to ask themselves if they can sustain themselves for several days when a natural disaster occurs.
According to Nicholson, numerous natural disasters occurred last year, which caused billions of dollars worth of damages in the nation, and he says it can happen again.
He is encouraging residents to take a pro-active approach and prepare for a disaster by creating an emergency kit that contains essential items like food, water, clothing and medications.
Citizen Corps Councils on average conduct several free training seminars through out the year on essential information like weather alerts, warnings, local sheltering, evacuations, and emergency planning.
The City of Hopkinsville and Codell Construction will be hosting a joint job fair next month.
According to Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp the purpose of the job fair is for local suppliers, contractors and construction workers to obtain information about the new municipal center project, which he says will be going out for bids in the March time frame.
The job fair will be held Monday, February 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.