Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury wreck that occurred on U.S. 431 in Beechmont early Wednesday morning.
State Police say preliminary investigation revealed that 75-year old Mary Doss of Belton, Kentucky was driving on US 431 and was attempting to make a left turn into a parking lot, and turned into the path of a vehicle driven by 49-year old Tonnette Cox of Dunmor, Kentucky, who was driving southbound on U.S. 431.
State Police say the two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane and Ms. Cox was transported by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment, while Ms. Doss sustained minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital for treatment.
The topic of banning smoking in public places has been a hot topic for numerous years, and a local reverend is asking Hopkinsville City Council to seriously consider an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in public places.
1st Street Baptist Church Reverend Charles Ernest Timberlake says he hopes more residents will voice their concerns and support a smoking ban ordinance.
Timberlake says it’s not fair for non-smokers to go into a restaurant and eat their meals under a cloud of smoke.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp is expected to craft a smoking ban ordinance and bring the issue up with council members later this month.
The couple accused of murdering a Fort Campbell Soldier on Fidelio Road earlier this year faced arraignment in Circuit Court this afternoon.
Pleading not guilty to murder charges in Christian Circuit Court were 25-year old Jessie Goslyn of Fort Campbell and 24-year old Jared Tabor Long of Colorado.
The suspects were indicted last week and are accused in the February 2nd shooting death of 27-year old Vincent Goslyn, Jr. of Fort Campbell.
Police say Jessie Goslyn lured her husband to a remote area of south Christian County on Fidelio, knowing that Long would meet them there to do him harm. Long is accused of being the man who pulled the trigger.
Vincent Goslyn had only been home from Afghanistan for about three days when he was murdered.
May has been officially designated as Military Appreciation month.
Oak Grove Mayor Dan Potter and Hopkinsville City Councilman Charlie Henderson made the proclamation this afternoon during a monthly Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee meeting.
Prior to the announcement, Mayor Potter says he will always remember the sacrifices soldiers have made in defending our nation.
101st Airborne Division Garrison Commander, Perry Clark and Command Sergeant Major Mark Herndon accepted the proclamation on behalf of 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, John McConville and thanked everyone in attendance for their continual support in the military.
Command Sergeant Major, Mark Herndon stated without the support of the community, soldiers would not be able to fight on, especially when times get tough.
Throughout this month, local officials are encouraging residents to celebrate Military Appreciation month by visiting military-friendly businesses and to thank soldiers for their service and sacrifice, especially since the country has been at war for nearly a decade.
A horrific scene unfolded at a Clarksville hotel last night, where a man was charged with rape, assault and kidnapping.
Clarksville Police say a 25-year old woman covered in blood and crying showed up at a Holiday Drive hotel around 8:30 and asked for a vacant room. She also asked the clerks to call 911 because she said the guy she was with had killed the father of her children and he would kill everyone else if she didn’t get a room.
The clerks gave her a key and called 911, with 37-year old Emmonie Dion Branch of Hendersonville, Tennessee answering the door when officers arrived at her room. Branch had blood on his hands and the female victim was inside crying hysterically.
About the same time, officers were called to a Needmore Road address, where the woman’s husband had allegedly been killed. The husband was found at the home with a visible injury to his head allegedly caused by Branch running him over with his vehicle.
Branch had reportedly been at the home as a friend of the couple earlier in the day when the two men got into an argument. Branch allegedly threw the husband to the ground and ran him over and forced the woman to leave under the threat that he’d kill her children if she didn’t comply.
She was then taken to the hotel and was sexually assaulted, while her husband was treated for head trauma and bleeding on the brain at an area hospital.
Branch is in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, rape and kidnapping.