Kentucky State Police investigated a multiple-vehicle wreck with injuries this afternoon on KY 1-89, near Greenville.
State Police say the collision happened around 12:01 p.m. as Greenville Police Officer Wes Miller conducted a traffic stop on the southbound shoulder of KY 189.
Greenville Police Chief, 45-year old Darren Harvey of Greenville had pulled in behind Officer Miller to assist with the traffic stop.
Preliminary investigation indicated that 62-year old Elizabeth Gentry of Central City, crossed into the northbound lane to distance herself from the traffic and as a result of the lane change, Ms. Gentry’s vehicle struck the vehicle of 41-year old Nathan Berry of Dunmor, Kentucky, which caused her vehicle to spin around and hit the rear bumper of Chief Harvey’s vehicle.
Police say Chief Harvey was struck in the leg by Gentry’s vehicle while he stood between two police cruisers, while Berry’s vehicle overturned and came to rest on its passenger side.
Berry and his 21-year old wife, Trulie Berry and their 2-year old daughter, Elizabeth Berry were all transported by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment.
Berry and his wife were extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means.
Ms. Gentry went uninjured in the wreck, while Chief Harvey did not seek medical treatment. Officer Miller and the subject that he had stopped were not injured.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green recently returned from his trip from Israel last week, where he met with government officials to discuss different projects between the U.S. and Israeli Government.
Jason Hasert, a field representative with Senator Paul’s office spoke about what the Senator is doing on a legislative front, now that he is back on U.S. soil.
A ceremony was held this afternoon in honor of a fallen Fort Campbell soldier for his bravery and selfless sacrifice.
101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General James C. McConville posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the family members of Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw for actions while deployed with his unit in Afghanistan in 2010.
The citation says Staff Sergeant Shaw distinguished himself by acts of gallantry above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Squad Leader with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan from June 27th to June 28th 2010.
Military Officials say as Staff Sergeant Shaw’s squad attempted to seize a village, he realized that a platoon of their Afghan Army counterparts were cutoff from the squad and were exposed to enemy fire.
With complete disregard for his own safety, Shaw rushed to their aid and rallied the soldiers and while he successfully lead the soldiers out of danger to rejoin U.S. forces, Shaw was killed by enemy fire.
His bravery and selflessness saved the lives of 12 Afghan soldiers and enabled the forces to consolidate and accomplish the mission.
The awards ceremony was held this afternoon at Liberty Chapel located on post.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that a German-based automotive supplier will be establishing a U.S. headquarters in Murray and will invest over $12 million into Kentucky.
Governor Beshear joined company and Murray officials to announce Kemmerich USA will establish a manufacturing operation and its U.S. headquarters in Calloway County.
According to staffers with the Governor’s Office, the project will bring 120 new, full-time jobs and a $12.2 million investment to the Commonwealth.
There are now 420 internationally-based companies from 30 nations operating in the Commonwealth, employing nearly 79,000 people.
Kemmerich is one of 61 German-owned companies and nearly 180 European companies in Kentucky.
Over 26,000 Kentuckians have jobs working for European-owned companies.
Kemmerich was established in Germany more than 115 years ago and has been a key supplier to the automotive industry for more than 50 years.
Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson are urging Kentuckians to find volunteer opportunities this weekend to honor Dr. King’s legacy as part of the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Governor Beshear stated whether you join a community volunteer effort or organize your own event or small project, your participation can make a difference in our Commonwealth.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson also remarked this willingness to help neighbors or clean up our neighborhoods is part of what makes Kentucky such a terrific place to live and raise a family.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 21st.
This year, the Presidential inauguration coincides with the King holiday, and President Obama is also urging all Americans to volunteer.