Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicates that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, January 28th through Sunday.
Two single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes occurred in Floyd County with one of the victims not wearing a seat belt.
A single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Carlisle and Rowan Counties with neither victim wearing a seat belt and the crash in Carlisle County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say there were no fatal wrecks in Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg and Logan Counties during this time.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 45 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013, which is 17 less than what was reported for this time period last year.
State Police say of the 37 motor vehicle fatalities, 21 victims were not wearing seat belts and 10 fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol.
The American Red Cross is accepting nominations from the public to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the community.
Each year, the Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.
Award categories include youth under the age of 18 years old, military, law enforcement, firefighter, educator and medical.
The deadline to nominate a hero is Friday, February 15th.
For Hopkinsville residents wishing to nominate an individual, they are urged to contact Amy Plock at 270 821 6784.
One person was injured in wreck near the Russellville Wal-Mart Saturday.
The incident happened around 12:45pm on the 68-Bypass at the Highland Lick Road intersection, according to a news release, which says 52-year old Linda Evans of Russellville had just proceeded to go after the light turned green when she was rear-ended by 55-year old Lavena Porter of Morgantown.
Ms. Porter’s vehicle left the road and went down a steep ditch before finally coming to rest. Witnesses removed her from the vehicle and an ambulance took her to Logan Memorial Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.
Police say Ms. Evans was not injured.
A wreck at the intersection of North Drive and Glass Avenue this morning injured two people.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 25-year old Vaneshia Jackson of Oak Grove was stopped at the intersection on Glass when she was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 37-year old Michelle Ellis of Hopkinsville.
Both women complained of neck and head pain and were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Residents across the region are encouraged to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout later this week.
The earthquake drill for those living near the New Madrid Fault will be Thursday morning at 10:15, according to Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham, who says participants should use the occasion to think out what they would do if a major quake hit.
A series of major earthquakes rocked the region in the early 1800’s and Graham says the drill also serves as a reminder that it could happen again.
The earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 were so strong that they caused the Mississippi River to briefly flow backward and rang church bells as far away as Boston. Thursday is the 201st anniversary of the earthquake that created Realfoot Lake.