Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that four people died in four separate wrecks on Kentucky roadways between Monday, March 19th and Sunday.
Three of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt.
State Police say there were no reports of fatalities in the Pennyrile region, but single-fatality wrecks occurred in Ballard, Nelson and Pike Counties and a fatality involving a pedestrian occurred in Fayette County.
Through March 25th, preliminary statistics indicate that 136 people died on Kentucky roadways, which is six less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011.
A Cadiz woman was hurt in a two vehicle wreck on West 7th St last night.
The incident happened around 10 O’clock, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 50-year old Roxie Boren of Cadiz was attempting to turn off Westside Court onto 7th and drove into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by 19-year old Dylan Campbell of Hopkinsville.
Police say Ms. Boren suffered a head injury in the wreck and was unable to give an account of the incident and officers don’t know if she ever stopped at the stop sign.
Campbell went uninjured, while Ms. Boren was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested last night on charges that he illegally used an elderly couple’s debit card to make over 6 thousand dollars in unauthorized purchases.
The arrest warrant for 25-year old Chad Michael Poole of Hopkinsville says he was hired by an elderly wife to help care for her wheelchair bound husband after she injured her back and wasn’t able to do as much.
Police say Poole was given a debit card on a few occasions to pick up necessary supplies and that he allegedly used that card a total of 53 times without the couple’s permission to make purchases totaling $6,264.87.
Poole was arrested at 107 Lee Lane last night around 7:20 and was charged with unlawful access to a computer and two counts of exploitation.
A Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at Lafayette Road and the Bypass yesterday morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 31-year old Demond Sutton of Hopkinsville was southbound on Lafayette Road and was attempting to make a left turn onto the bypass just before 9am.
Sutton turned into traffic and saw that Deputy Micah Kaminski of Hopkinsville was northbound and veered to the right to try to avoid a collision. Deputy Kaminski, in an attempt to allow Sutton to make his turn without wrecking, had also veered to the same side and the two vehicles collided.
The front left fender of the police SUV struck the front left of Sutton’s vehicle. Sutton was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for leg pain, while Deputy Kaminski was taken by police cruiser for head and knee problems.
The Pennyroyal Area Museum is about to kick-off another great event next month featuring quilts.
Museum officials are inviting local quilt makers and owners to temporarily loan their quilts to the museum for the 23rd annual Quilt show.
Participants may bring their hand-made works of art during the first week of April for the month long show and pick up their quilts by the first week of May.
Officials say the quilts that will be featured in the show can be used or brand new.
For more information about the quilt show, contact the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 270-887-4270.