Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 17 people died in 16 separate wrecks on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, November 5th through Sunday.
State Police reported single fatality crashes occurred in each of the following counties: Boyd, Carroll, Clark, Daviess, Floyd, Garrard, Jefferson, Johnson, Madison, Marshall, Nelson and Perry with four of the victims not wearing seat belts and five of the crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say a fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Trigg County with the victim not wearing a helmet and alcohol was involved.
State Police reported no fatalities in Christian and Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics show that 628 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which two fewer than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Hopkinsville Community College is among many other colleges and universities throughout the country that are making a substantial investment in the sustainability of their campuses according to new information released by the National Wildlife Federation.
These innovative efforts made by various college and universities across the nation can now be reviewed online at the National Wildlife Federation’s campus sustainability case study database.
Officials say over 100 new case studies highlight efforts to dramatically reduce pollution, waste and costs through recycling and energy efficient initiatives.
In 2012, HCC officials submitted a case study incorporating data on energy production and savings through their new solar array into the classroom.
HCC Sustainability Co-Chair, Kristi Howell says this online resource helps colleges and universities learn how other campuses tackle their energy and water consumption challenges.
The online database currently retains about 800 case studies from campuses across the nation over the course of 20 years.
The Clarksville Police Department announced today that officers will be out in full force to look for traffic violators and impaired drivers this weekend.
Clarksville Police will be conducting another city-wide impaired driving saturation patrols Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m.
Police say the intention of the patrols is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through increased traffic enforcement.
The saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The Hopkinsville Art Guild’s annual Christmas Bazaar is scheduled to open back up for shoppers next week.
The bazaar will open Friday, November 23rd and will be available through Friday, December 22nd.
Local Art Guild President, Carolyn Self gives more information about the annual bazaar that features one-of-a-kind gifts.
Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are inviting the public tomorrow for an open house and a chance to sample appetizers featured in a local cook-book.
Executive Director Alissa Keller offers more details about the open house.