A Clarksville man was cited into court yesterday for allegedly smoking synthetic drugs he bought in Oak Grove at his home with a juvenile female who lived next door.
The police report says 29-year old Jeffrey Davis Gardner of Nat Hoosier Lane allegedly admitted to the girl’s mother that he allowed her to smoke the synthetic marijuana known as “K4” at his residence.
The mother called 911 when her 15-year old came home vomiting and shaking and she was treated for a possible drug overdose.
Gardner gave police the empty container the substance came from and was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police in Clarksville are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly used the driver’s license of a man who died in July to salvage two stolen vehicles.
The perpetrator stole a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and 1998 Nissan Frontier, valued at a combined $9,000 and salvaged the vehicles for cash. He reportedly used the identification of Stephen Anthony Tiell, who passed away in July of last year.
The white male was caught on video at the recycling center. Anyone able to identify the man is asked to call the Clarksville Police Department.
The Christian County public school system recently received a statewide honor for its effort in energy efficiency.
A news release says the Kentucky Efficiency Program for Schools honored the local district for earning all three of its energy efficiency awards.
The award system is reportedly based on the Energy Star seven step process for energy management. The awards are for putting a management system in place, creating goals and putting plans in action to meet them and for districts who follow through on those plans.
Christian is one of only seven school districts in the commonwealth to have completed all three steps. The awards were presented to Energy Manager Bob Valentine, school board Chairman Barry Cornelius and board member Linda Keller at a ceremony in Louisville Friday.
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management reports organizations in the state took part in the "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" drill this morning.
Scientists say earthquakes can strike western Kentucky and Tennessee at any time and steps need to be taken to prepare residents.
The drill is part of "Earthquake Awareness Week" proclaimed by Governor Steve Beshear. It has been almost 200 years exactly since a series of major earthquakes devastated this region when the New Madrid fault was at its most unstable point in recorded history.
Earthquakes similar to those today would likely kill thousands and do untold damage as the region was only sparsely populated in the early 1800’s.
A Hopkinsville woman was injured in a rear-end collision on North Main Street late yesterday morning.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 51-year old Peggy Baldwin of Hopkinsville was northbound and attempting to turn left onto Glass Avenue around 11:40 when she slammed on her brakes for an unknown reason.
Behind her was 28-year old Celestia Gilbert of Crofton, who didn’t have time to stop and ran into the back of Ms. Baldwin’s vehicle. Police write that Ms. Baldwin asked to be taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for back pain, but said her back was already hurting some before the incident.
Ms. Gilbert and passengers in both vehicles went uninjured. Police also cited Gilbert for not having proof of insurance.