Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 13th through Sunday.
All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality wrecks occurred in Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Jessamine and Marion Counties and the crash in Jefferson County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
No fatalities were reported in Christian, Todd or Trigg Counties.
Through April 29th, preliminary statistics indicate that 197 people died on Kentucky roadways, which is 7 fatalities less than what was reported for the same time period last year.
KSP says out of the 197 fatalities, 166 involved motor vehicles and that 99 of those victims were not wearing seat belts and 31 deaths resulted from wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol.
For the second time this school year, a school building had to be evacuated after a bomb threat was called into authorities.
Hopkinsville Police, the Christian County Sheriff’s office and Hopkinsville Fire Department responded to Hopkinsville Middle School around 9:15 this morning after a bomb threat was found recorded on the school’s voice mail system by Resource Officer Malcolm Moore.
Officers searched the building for about two hours, before HPD Public Information Officer Paul Ray said nothing suspicious of any kind was found.
The investigation continues and many have noted that it was scheduled to be a day of testing at the school on Koffman Drive. A student was arrested earlier in the school year after a similar incident at Christian County High, which also turned out to be a hoax.
The victim of a shooting on South Campbell St. Sunday night continues to recover at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 27-year old Javon Radford of Hopkinsville is in critical, but stable condition at Vanderbilt.
Radford was found lying on the pavement near the intersection of East 1st and South Campbell around 9:10. He was first taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, before being transferred by helicopter to Vanderbilt.
No suspects are listed on the report and Hopkinsville Police continue to look for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS.
Clarksville Police have released the name of the man found dead in a vehicle on Victory Road yesterday morning.
Investigators with the Clarksville Police Department were called to Victory Road around 12:30 Sunday morning after a motorist stopped to check on a vehicle that had run off the road. He told dispatchers he couldn’t wake up the driver of the vehicle and investigators determined the man had been shot.
Montgomery County EMS pronounced 22-year old Taylor Hotzoglou of Clarksville dead on the scene and the area was taped off for a homicide investigation. Police say Hotzoglou was last seen at his home at “The Residences” at 1671 Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Anyone who may have seen him or his dark grey Subaru Impreza Saturday evening is asked to call Clarksville Police. Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the investigation is ongoing and there is no new information on the case to provide.
A Clarksville man has been arrested and charged with abusing his disabled mother.
Officers were called to 1551 Golf Club Lane Sunday morning at 10:30 after a nursed called 911. The 81-year old female victim had recently been released from a nursing home into the care of her son—43-year old Marc Johnson of the same address.
The nurse said she told Johnson to not allow his mother to be left alone, but she received no response when she knocked on the door yesterday morning. The nurse, identified as Tammy Petty of Clarksville, forced her way inside and found Johnson’s mother lying in her bed covered in human waste.
The victim is bedridden, diabetic, and not able to care for herself, but Johnson reportedly told officers he didn’t know he couldn’t leave her alone. Johnson was charged with willful abuse of an adult and lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center for treatment.