A single-vehicle wreck on the Western Kentucky Parkway last night injured a small child.
Kentucky State Police say the incident happened around 11:42pm near the 25 mile-marker. 23-year old Rebecca Salkeld of New Albany, Indiana was reportedly westbound when a deer ran into her path.
She swerved to miss the animal and then over-corrected in an attempt to regain control of her vehicle. Ms. Salkeld’s SUV ran off the left side of the roadway and into the median, crossing the eastbound lanes and coming to final rest in a ditch.
Ms. Salkeld and passenger 31-year old Paul Schmidt of State College, Pennsylvania were uninjured—though 3-year old Trinitie Salkeld of New Albany had to be taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
The number of wrecks in the city limits of Hopkinsville dropped by over a hundred last year.
Final numbers show there were 1,138 traffic collisions—137 less than the 1,275 in 2010. Numbers provided by the Hopkinsville Police Department show 160 of those wrecks caused injury and three people lost their lives in wrecks in the city.
The month with the most wrecks last year was September, when there were 108 collisions and April featured the least amount of wrecks at 77. One would think there would have been a spike in wrecks in the snowy months of January and February, but both months were well below 2010 numbers at 84 and 102, respectively.
The opening of the Pennyrile Parkway extension combined with an increased presence by Hopkinsville Police in high volume traffic areas likely deserve credit for the drop off in.
Three Hopkinsville men were summonsed to court yesterday morning on charges of hunting on someone’s property without permission.
A criminal Summons was issued by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department for 20-year old Ethan Calvert, 25-year old Jeffery Johnson and 19-year old Dylan Colley, all of Hopkinsville.
Calvert and Johnson were found and summonsed at 403 West 9th Street and Colley at 211 Dell Drive. The warrants don’t say where the men were caught allegedly trespassing, but says all three were found killing five “water fowl” on December 17th on land where they did not have permission to hunt.
The land they were on was reportedly fenced in and is a working farm.
Todd County residents who regularly monitor a police scanner have likely noticed an absence of communications recently and for good reason.
A new digital radio system was recently installed in Todd County and it is very similar to the Christian County system in that there are no scanners on the market that will pick up the signal.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says early returns on the Kenwood system have been positive, as they are much clearer than the 19-year old system it replaced.
Chief Marklin says that minus a few exceptions, reception has been good across Todd County, though new repeaters near Guthrie and Clifty may one day be needed.
The chief says having a system compatible with Christian County and with what Logan County will soon use is what makes the system most exciting to him, as the three counties and maybe others in the future will have better communications via radio.
The third annual “Gigantic Puzzle Sale” will be held later this month at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.
A news release from the Literacy Council says there will be new and gently used puzzles priced from 50 cents up to three dollars on Saturday, January 28th beginning at 9am.
The sale will be on the first floor of the library and anyone with questions can call 887-4263, extension 6.